Monthly Archives: January 2011

Just Fun With Language

(1) Effects of disfluency : People generally assume that the easier it is to learn something, the easier it will be to remember the information later. Not so! Education research has shown that in many cases, it’s the struggle that … Continue reading

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SHOULD TEACHERS GRADE PARENTS, TOO?

If an elementary school teacher graded you on your involvement in your child’s education, what kind of a grade would you get? We have student accountability, we have teacher accountability, and we have administration accountability. The missing link is : … Continue reading

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School Experiments With 6 minutes Of Segregation A Day

A Pennsylvania high school has begun to segregate black students for daily homeroom to address the lower academic achievement, build mentoring relationships and explore stereotypes and challenges unique to African-American students. Is it a good idea? Can it help black … Continue reading

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At The Sundance Film Festival: Movies Not To Miss

“Hollywood’s a place where they’ll pay you a thousand dollars for a kiss and fifty cents for your soul” ~ Marilyn Monroe. “Storytellers broaden our minds: engage, provoke, inspire, and ultimately, connect us.” ~ Robert Redford, President and Founder Are … Continue reading

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State of the Union: What Was And Wasn’t in Obama’s Speech

                                                          Click to enlarge the image (Credit: Wordle) President Obama’s State of the Union speech included more than 6,500 words, led by variations on “America,” “people,” “new” and “jobs,” with “future,” “work” and “years” also high in the word count. … Continue reading

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USA By The Num3ers And In Graphics

Do you remember what life was like before the recession? Click Here Which countries match the GDP and population of America’s states? The Economist has a neat graphic looking at how American states compare with other countries in terms of … Continue reading

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Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration

I like the “Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration” video so much that I couldn’t resist post it here. Too Late to Apologize: A Declaration by T.J. and the Revo is a parody of the song Apologize by Timbaland featuring … Continue reading

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Math Dance And Teacher Talent Show

I believe it would be a good idea to combine math and dance, to have math dance contests in High schools, and, why not? …. to have teacher talent shows. The idea is to make math fun, to connect math … Continue reading

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A Challenge Not To Miss: Do Nothing For Two Minutes

Click on the website Do Nothing For Two Minutes – If you move your mouse or hit a key, you fail. It is the brainchild of Alex Tew, the same man responsible for the wonderfully tacky Million Dollar Homepage. Find … Continue reading

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Is China Schooling The United States?

How did China manage to school the competition? Among the 34 top developed nations, American kids are average. The U.S. scored 14th in reading, 17th in science, and 25th in math, slightly higher than the last time the tests were … Continue reading

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