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The Dunce's Cap- green, yellow, red - singling out the children

It has been many years since I watched my little 2nd grade daughter stand across the street , tears falling down her cheeks, holding her tummy as she lined up to go into Irving School. 1,390 more words

Brit Take

THE MAKER MOVEMENT – WHATS THAT?

There is a conviction, among some educators, that schools are too preoccupied with academic subjects.  Hardly their fault ,of course, given that  what is taught , in the classroom, is driven by the  respective prescribed  curriculum and   assessment  regimes. 603 more words

Research

“Speaking at least two languages is known to improve multitasking and problem-solving skills, lead to greater future job opportunities, reduce once’s risk for  86 more words

Language

“…changes in educational structures can have dynamic effects on entire economies. A list of the richest countries in the world is dominated by open, trade-driven economies. 224 more words

Language

“Our minds are assaulted by varied sights, sounds, and other external sensory inputs, plus thoughts and proprioreceptive sensations (which make us aware of the relative positions of our own body parts) (see the figure). 78 more words

Language

Detachment (Film Review)

Well, this movie is depressing.

Detachment, starring Adrien Brody as a substitute teacher who tries to avoid close human relationships and has pretty much shunned having feelings at all, takes a month-long position at a troubled school, where the staff and students are burned out. 445 more words

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US PRIORITIES - EDUCATING A CHILD VS HOUSING A PRISONER

Current annual statistics in one glance. This is where priorities lie in the United States.  In large part, due to the Prison Industrial Complex. The greed of corporations to make money off of the social and economic inequity of caging people in droves for non-violent offenses. 107 more words

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