Tagged as: Teaching Philosophy

Books for Academic Excellence

Books for Academic Excellence

Are you looking for books to help you or your student achieve academic excellence? I recently came across this book list curated by Mark Skoskiewicz, founder of MyGuru, that will help you understand the nature of talent, the science of learning, and the psychology of success: http://www.myguruedge.com/book-recommendations

The page says that these books helped …

Elevate Your Mind

Elevate Your Mind

What does it mean to elevate your mind? What are the benefits of thinking on a higher level? This article will answer these questions, and offer a few suggestions to increase your mental capacity.


Ask yourself the following question: if a brilliant thinker were to spend a day inside your head, would they be interested in your thoughts? If you think small and simple, like all …

Achieving Your Highest Potential

Visceral Focus: State Of Highest Potential

The road to success and knowledge is paved with visceral focus.

A state of intense concentration is an essential ingredient for high achievers. I argue that such concentration stems from the gut, and that anxiety must be transformed into this visceral focus in order to perform at one’s peak.

What Is Visceral Focus?

The term visceral focus does not exist in the common lexicon …

How to Build Knowledge

Problems with Conventional Approaches to Building Knowledge

I use the phrase “building knowledge” instead of the word “learning” because I want to focus on the building aspect. When I think of learning, I imagine my mind building an ever more complex network of ideas and experiences. It’s the “network” part that is so important—everything is interconnected.

Yet so often it is the case that students learn concepts in isolation of …