Analyze characters through the lens of brain theory

We all wear emotional, psychological blinders that help us to make sense of the world, but also limit our understanding of the world.  This article describes eight common psychological traps that prevent us from fully and accurately understanding our world.

8 Mistakes Our Brains Make Every Day and How to Prevent Them

Challenge students to analyze how an author has created characters that illustrate these cognitive mistakes, or how these cognitive mistakes have contributed to the plot of a story.


The Scientific Power of Thought

Why is co-constructing criteria such a powerful teaching strategy?  This video demonstrates the importance of students being able to visualize / imagine what they’re being asked to produce.  The clearer the student’s understanding of the intended product and its qualities the better.