Episode 146: Mind Hacking: Missing Skills We’re Not Teaching Students

Sir John Hargrave on the Every Classroom Matters Show

Sir John Hargrave has taken the research on the mind and related it to current self-help practices to help us learn what works. In today's episode, we learn about essential thought patterns we should understand to be successful educators.  Metacognition is an essential skill of the most successful students. I also share how I overcame my own negative thought loops caused by four years of bullying.

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Some of the fascinating takeaways from this show are:

  • Concentration as a missing skill in the classroom
  • How to Overcome Negative Thought Loops that Keep Us From Being Our Best
  • The Important Metacognitive Skills We Should Teach Students
  • Steve Job's “Reality Distortion Field” Technique

Sir John Hargrave's book Mindhacking is FREE (at least through Fall 2015) at http://www.mindhacki.ng/

[tweetthis url=”http://cctea.ch/ecm-146″]”We believe everything our mind tells us and get stuck in these thought loops.” @sirjohnhargrave[/tweetthis]

Metacognition and a growth mindset are essential areas for every educator to understand. Listen to the show and dig into the research of mind hacking and metacognition.


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3 thoughts on “Episode 146: Mind Hacking: Missing Skills We’re Not Teaching Students

  1. I think this article is correct. Students are not concentration as much because they are begin pulled in 20 different directions. I believe that students only have a certain amount of time before they start not paying attention. So we as teachers need to learn our students Metacognition of learning. Each student is made different and by using the tools we have we can develop their on knowledge on the different topics.

  2. I LOVE these kinds of posts Vicki.
    This is the EXACT kind of outside the box thinking that education needs.

    Kids, and most adults, have no clue how to get out of a negative mindset. They don’t even know they are in one. When students realize they can assert some control over their mindset and their mood….wow, that’s a massive gamechanger and quite frankly more important than whatever your content is for an average day in your class.

    I am currently reading my second Seth Godin book (Tribes now) and building a Google doc of notes I’ve learned from all the marketing books I studied in a past career and how a lot of what I learned about the science of getting people’s attention can be used to have more fun and more success in our class. I’d love to share it with you if you are interested.

    • Always interested in awesome learning. Tribes is a great book but my issue with it is that many people talk about “their tribe” and it doesn’t sit well with me in that we are part of a bigger community. For me, the me centered approach to social media or even teaching doesn’t work. It is about serving others.