English

The Marshmallow Challenge

Tom Wujec presents some surprisingly deep research into the “marshmallow problem” — a simple team-building exercise that involves dry spaghetti, one yard of tape and a marshmallow. Who can build the tallest tower with these ingredients? And why does a surprising group always beat the average? Build a tower, build a team. (for transcript and … Continue reading

Corporate & Institutional Communications / English / Teaching

Writing Shorter Sentences

Some useful advice from British local government (website here)!  And local government does not have the monopoly on writing sentences that are too wordy, alas.  Here’s what they say: “The biggest problem with local government writing is the length of our sentences. Shorter sentences are easier to understand and more direct. If sentences are too … Continue reading