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The Brilliant Report, Issue 1

Take a look at my most popular articles about learning—on subjects ranging from improving your performance through ruthless practice, to what happens in your brain when you read fiction, to why daydreaming isn’t a waste of time.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 2

Seven ways to sharpen your memory, why we learn best through stories, and the month’s most popular columns—from the value of feeling frustrated to why talking to yourself isn’t crazy.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 3

Get motivated to learn, using six approaches provided by the science of learning. Also: Remember more without trying, use your emotions to improve learning, and find out how to get—and keep—someone’s attention.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 4

A special double issue of The Brilliant Report—with articles about improving your number sense, improving your word sense, most-popular articles and blog posts, and more.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 5

This issue’s feature article: How to make anything—yes, anything—interesting. Plus: This month’s most-read articles (from how to use technology to make you smarter to how to identify a “super school”), this month’s most-read blog posts (including why coffeeshops spur creativity and why “learning agility” is a key characteristic of a leader), and a collection of my all-time most popular writing on learning, on subjects like what your dog is thinking and how your brain responds to reading fiction.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 6

This issue’s feature article: Is technology rewiring your child’s brain? Plus: This week’s most-read blog posts (from how to make toys really educational to why English is such a difficult language to learn), a collection of my articles and posts on the subject of creativity (from how to make your mornings more creative to why taking a hike boosts your creativity), and a memorable quote about how intelligence is created, from learning expert Lauren Resnick.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 7

This issue’s feature article: Three big trends in learning to look for in 2013. Plus the week’s top blog posts (on subjects ranging from what children need to thrive to why study skills and motivation matter more than IQ), and a collection of articles and blog posts on the topic of the brain (taking on questions like why we have such big brains and whether the brain was designed to read). Wrapping it all up is a quote by learning expert Wendy L. Ostroff about why adults should leave children alone when they play.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 8

This issue’s feature article: Find out why the students of a Nobel Prize winning physicist and professor weren’t learning much—and what that physicist did to exponentially increase their learning. Plus, engage in debates with two of today’s most interesting thinkers—Dan Pink and Nicholas Carr—and read this week’s top blog posts. Wrap it all up with articles and posts about science education, and a Brilliant Quote about why we all need to be scientists now.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 9

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: Three secrets to sticking to it and seeing your learning through to the end. Plus, this week’s top blog posts, a selection of articles and posts about practicing, and an introduction to the Brilliant Forum, where you’ll hear from Alison Gopnik, Dan Willingham and Nicholas Carr. Finishing it off is this week’s Brilliant Quote from David Perkins, about “intelligence in the wild.”

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 10

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: Why a sense of belonging is so important to learning, and how to foster it in yourself and others. Plus, this week’s top blog posts, a selection of articles and posts about attention, and an invitation to participate in the Brilliant Forum, where you’ll hear from Alison Gopnik, Brink Lindsey and Hara Estroff Marano. Finishing it off is this week’s Brilliant Quote from cognitive scientist Gary Marcus, about where musicians’ talent comes from.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 11

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: How to lift the “curse of expertise,” and share your knowledge effectively with others. Plus, this week’s top blog posts, a selection of articles and posts about music, and this week’s Brilliant Quote from psychologist Richard Nisbett, about the strategies used by successful tutors.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 12

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: Why we should “tie ourselves to the mast” to focus attention and avoid distraction. Plus, this week’s top blog posts, a selection of articles and posts about testing, and a Brilliant Quote from cognitive scientist Sian Beilock, about a simple way to boost scores on standardized tests.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 13

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: Simple and effective ways to eliminate test anxiety. Plus, this week’s top blog posts, a selection of articles and posts about non-cognitive skills, and a Brilliant Quote from psychologists Elizabeth and Robert Bjork, about why it’s a good idea to “make things hard on yourself” when you learn.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 14

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: Why feeling confused can help you learn better. Plus, this week’s top blog posts, a selection of articles and posts about sports and exercise, and a Brilliant Quote from Stanford education professor Deborah Stipek, about why students lose their love of learning and how we can restore it.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 15

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: When competition boosts your performance—and when it’s counterproductive. Plus, this week’s top blog posts, a selection of articles and posts about gender issues, and a Brilliant Quote from professor and researcher David C. Geary, about why we should take evolution into account when we think about how we learn.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 16

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: How to avoid the overconfidence trap. Plus, this week’s top blog posts, a selection of articles and posts about praise, rewards, and motivation, and a Brilliant Quote from cognitive psychologist Stephen L. Chew about why working harder isn’t always the answer.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 17

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: A surprising way to improve your all-important “executive functioning.” Plus, this week’s top blog posts, a selection of articles and posts about the importance of sleep, and a Brilliant Quote from Daniel Pink’s new book, featuring veteran teacher Larry Ferlazzo on the way to move people.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 18

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: How to give feedback that actually makes a difference. Plus, this week’s top blog posts, a selection of articles and posts about success in college (and after), and a Brilliant Quote from IQ researcher James Flynn, originator of the “Flynn effect.”

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 19

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: How to use high expectations to produce superior results. Plus, this week’s top blog posts, a selection of articles and posts about play, and a Brilliant Quote from Brink Lindsey, author of the very interesting new book Human Capitalism.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 20

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: How to increase the intelligence of your team. Plus, this week’s top blog posts, a selection of articles and posts about literature, and a Brilliant Quote from Michael E. Martinez about intelligence as “a repertoire of learnable cognitive functions.”

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 21

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: How to stimulate curiosity, in yourself and others. Plus, this week’s top blog posts, a selection of articles and posts about teenagers, and a Brilliant Quote from playwright and mathematician John Mighton learning to believe in our potential rather than our limitations.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 22

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: How a feeling of power makes you think and act more intelligently. Plus, this week’s top blog posts, a selection of articles and posts about meditation and mindfulness, and a Brilliant Quote from Thomas A. Stewart about why knowledge is the economy’s most important product.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 23

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: How to unlearn mistaken ideas. Plus, this week’s top blog posts, a selection of articles and posts about MOOCs, and a Brilliant Quote from Bill Lucas and Guy Claxton about why expanding intelligence is about cultivating dispositions.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 24

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: A simple exercise that works wonders: affirm your core values. Plus, this week’s top blog posts, a selection of articles and posts about learning a foreign language, and a Brilliant Quote from Harvard University psychologist Ellen Langer about how intelligence is about creating options, not choosing among them.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 25

In this issue of The Brilliant Report, an article on an enormously important issue: how the contemporary habit of media multitasking is affecting the way young people learn.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 26

In this issue of The Brilliant Report, a favorite from the archives: your brain on fiction, or why a fictional world can feel just as real as the world outside the pages of a book.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 27

In this issue of The Brilliant Report, a favorite from the archives: why you sometimes feel smart and sometimes feel dumb.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 28

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: What we really learn from TED talks. Plus, this week’s top blog posts, a selection of articles and posts about the mind-body connections, and a Brilliant Quote from Scott Barry Kaufman, author of the new book Ungifted.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 29

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: Why “deep reading” is an increasingly rare pursuit. Plus, this week’s top blog posts, a selection of articles and posts about digital games, and a Brilliant Quote from psychologist Sam Sommers, author of the book Situations Matter.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 30

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: Eight ways of looking at intelligence. Plus, this week’s top blog posts, a selection of posts about art and artists, and a Brilliant Quote from Harvard professor of education Paul L. Harris, about why children don’t only learn from first-hand exploration and experience.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 31

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: Rules for thinking in a digital world. Plus, this week’s top blog posts, a selection of posts about summer vacation, and a Brilliant Quote from Richard Thaler and Cass Sunstein about improving the “choice architecture” that guides our everyday decisions.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 32

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: How to think with your hands. Plus, this week’s top blog posts, a selection of posts about being smart and being dumb, and a Brilliant Quote from cognitive scientist Donald A. Norman about why we need to switch from a machine-centered point of view to a person-centered point of view.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 33

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: How relationships with other people can evoke our intelligence. Plus, this week’s top blog posts, a selection of posts about multitasking, and a Brilliant Quote from Stanford psychologist Paul O’Keefe about why a “growth mindset” is a key to achieving greatness.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 34

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: Why we should choose role models who are humanly flawed. Plus, favorite articles from past issues of The Brilliant Report, and a Brilliant Quote about the malleability of IQ from education professor Michael Martinez, author of the forthcoming book Future Bright.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 35

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: How to build up your “cognitive reserve.” Plus, more favorite articles from past issues of The Brilliant Report, and a Brilliant Quote about the importance of fact learning from teacher Daisy Christodoulou, author of the new book Seven Myths of Education.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 36

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: How to develop a complete profile of cognitive skills—plus a Brilliant Quote from UCLA psychology professor Patricia Greenfield, about the adaptations formal education must make to students’ new mental strengths and weaknesses.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 37

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: Why daydreaming is an essential part of paying attention—plus a Brilliant Quote from computer scientist Alex Kirlik about why traditional theories of intelligence can’t adequately describe our existence in an “invented world” of technological tools.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 38

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: How access to early data on performance can help us prevent small problems from turning into big ones—plus a Brilliant Quote from cognitive scientist Donald A. Norman, about how the strengths of computers can complement those of humans.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 39

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: The things that matter more than sheer brainpower—plus a Brilliant Quote from cognitive scientist Daniel Willingham, about why “shallow knowledge” among students should worry us more than rote knowledge.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 40

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: Why we should push past mere learning, all the way to overlearning—plus a Brilliant Quote from Pepperdine University professor Louis Cozolino, about the stress of new learning and the relationships that can help us deal with it.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 41

In this special issue of The Brilliant Report: My New York Times review of the new book by journalist Amanda Ripley, “The Smartest Kids In The World: And How They Got That Way.”

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 42

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: Just in time for the return to school, an examination of the best—and worst—ways to learn. Plus a Brilliant Quote from Michael E. Martinez, author of Future Bright, about why books really are special.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 43

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: How to make homework into a genuine learning opportunity, instead of mere drudgery. Plus a Brilliant Quote from cognitive psychologist Lauren B. Resnick, proposing a new definition of intelligence.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 44

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: Thinking about what school is for: should we be preparing students for the workplace? Plus a Brilliant Quote from historian of science Alex Soojung-Kim Pang, author of the new book The Distraction Addiction, on the promise of “contemplative computing.”

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 45

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: The best way to remember facts may be to put them to music. Plus a Brilliant Quote from the new book Scarcity by economist Sendhil Mullainathan and psychologist Eldar Shafir, about how scarcity changes our “mind-set.”

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 46

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: How to be productive in a distracting environment. Plus a Brilliant Quote from the new book Smarter Than You Think by writer Clive Thompson, about how new technologies “bias” our cognition.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 47

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: Why the key to smarter kids is talking to them in the right way. Plus a Brilliant Quote from Wharton professor and Give and Take author Adam Grant, about why “givers” have an edge in today’s workplace.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 48

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: Why knowing how to learn is just as important as knowing content. Plus a Brilliant Quote from Duncan J. Watts, a principal researcher at Microsoft Research and the author of Everything Is Obvious (Once You Know The Answer).

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 49

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: Why you should ditch the notion of learning styles—and substitute some more useful ideas. Plus a Brilliant Quote from Lee Ross and Richard E. Nisbett, authors of the classic book The Person And The Situation, about why social psychology will rock your world.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 50

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: How to avoid passing on negative attitudes about learning to your students or your children. Plus a Brilliant Quote from Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, the psychologist who documented the phenomenon of “flow,” on showing kids how fun learning can be.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 51

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: Turn listening and observing from passive experiences into active ones, with the power of intention. Plus a Brilliant Quote on the importance of how we think about the future, from Shane J. Lopez, senior scientist at Gallup and author of the book Making Hope Happen.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 52

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: The power of interest to turbocharge learning. Plus a Brilliant Quote on the irresistible pull of social learning, by UCLA psychologist Matthew Lieberman, author of the new book Social: Why Our Brains Are Wired To Connect.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 53

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: Why workplace training is anything but intuitive. Plus a Brilliant Quote on the value of a wandering mind from the new book, Focus, by science writer Daniel Goleman, the well-known author of Emotional Intelligence.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 54

In this week’s issue of The Brilliant Report: How your social life in high school continues to affect you today. Plus a Brilliant Quote on the long-neglected importance of knowledge and expertise in making sound decisions, from the book Bounce by journalist (and former Olympian) Matthew Syed.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 55

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: Why kids today need the experience of open-ended exploration and experimentation—otherwise known as tinkering. Plus a Brilliant Quote on the value of blending the “cognitive strengths” of humans and computers, by economist Tyler Cowan, author of Average Is Over.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 56

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: What to say when you talk to yourself. Plus a Brilliant Quote on why “follow your passion” is bad career advice, by Georgetown University professor Cal Newport, author of the book So Good They Can’t Ignore You.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 57

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: The dangers of loose talk about gender and genetic differences in intellectual ability. Plus a Brilliant Quote on why measuring talent is so difficult, by business school professors Jeffrey Pfeffer and Robert I. Sutton.

 

 The Brilliant Report, Issue 58

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: How dreaming about your studies or your work can improve your performance. Plus a Brilliant Quote from economists Uri Gneezy and John A. List, about the way financial incentives can backfire.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 59

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: How making predictions can increase your interest in learning, plus a quote from teacher Tom Bennett, author of the book Teacher Proof, on why teachers should be skeptical of educational pseudoscience.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 60

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: The most-read and most-commented-on posts of 2013.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 61

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: Why it’s important to “talk math” with kids. Plus, a Brilliant Quote about why kids don’t trust just anyone to teach them, from David DeSteno, professor of psychology at Northeastern University and author of the new book The Truth About Trust.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 62

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: The tricks actors use to remember all those lines. Plus, a Brilliant Quote from Sunni Brown, author of the new book The Doodle Revolution, about the epidemic of “visual illiteracy” among adults.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 63

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: How to make sure your technological tools are making you smarter, not dumber. Plus, a Brilliant Quote from reading researchers Anne Cunningham and Jamie Zibulsky, authors of the new book Book Smart: How To Develop and Support Successful, Motivated Readers.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 64

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: How to make your mornings more creative. Plus, a Brilliant Quote from educators Dan Rothstein and Luz Santana about the importance of teaching students how to formulate their own questions.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 65

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: How to cultivate “mental toughness.” Plus, a Brilliant Quote from researchers Susan B. Neuman and Donna C. Celano on the “cognitive consequences” of reading.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 66

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: How improvisation happens in the brain. Plus, a Brilliant Quote from journalist Megan McArdle, about the costs of avoiding failure.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 67

A special LinkedIn edition of The Brilliant Report, featuring my first post as a LinkedIn Influencer—about the psychological costs of putting on a happy face.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 68

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: When, and how, to let learners struggle. Plus, a Brilliant Quote from sociologists Daniel Chambliss and Christopher Takacs, authors of the new book How College Works, about the key personal interactions that really make a difference for students.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 69

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: How mindfulness practice can help you focus under pressure. Plus, a Brilliant Quote from Stanford business professors Robert Sutton and Huggy Rao, authors of the new book Scaling Up Excellence, about why it’s important to avoid cognitive overload during times of change.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 70

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: What happens when images of diversity don’t match up with the reality. Plus, a Brilliant Quote from Edward Slingerland, professor of Asian Studies at the University of British Columbia and author of the new book Trying Not To Try: The Art and Science of Spontaneity.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 71

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: A new publication date for Brilliant the book; a re-launch of Wednesday Writes; Brilliant research updates in the Motherlode newsletter; and Brilliant workplace articles on LinkedIn. Plus, the most popular recent posts from the Brilliant Blog.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 72

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: The text of the talk I gave at the 2014 Sandbox Summit, about the key to innovation: making smart analogies. Plus, the most popular recent posts from the Brilliant Blog.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 73

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: How to foster joy in our schools and workplaces. Plus, a Brilliant Quote from Richard Sheridan, CEO of the software company Menlo Innovations and author of the new book Joy Inc.: How We Built A Workplace People Love.

 

The Brilliant Report, Issue 74

In this issue of The Brilliant Report: How to tackle challenges for which our past experience hasn’t prepared us. Plus, a Brilliant Quote from Douglas Stone and Sheila Heen, management consultants and authors of the new book Thanks for the Feedback.

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