Category Archives: Education

The Power of Words

  “Change Your Words, Change Your World”   ~   Andrea Gardner       Book:   Change Your Words, Change Your World     Each moment of every day we use words to shape and share our experiences. The … Continue reading

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Roots of Empathy | Using Babies to Decrease Aggression, Prevent Bullying #edchat

Roots of Empathy, first started in 1996 in Toronto and introduced into U.S. schools in 2007, aims to build more peaceful and caring societies by increasing the level of empathy in children. The social and emotional learning program uses infants … Continue reading

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George Selgin on Free Banking #edchat #education

George Selgin defines free banking as a monetary arrangement where currency is competitively supplied by private commercial banks and, consequently, not monopolized by a central bank. http://themonetaryfuture.blogspot.ca/2012/10/what-is-free-banking.html   (1)     (2)     (3)     (4)     … Continue reading

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Barbara Ehrenreich: the darker side of positive thinking

Acclaimed journalist, author and political activist Barbara Ehrenreich explores the darker side of positive thinking.       Smile or Die: How Positive Thinking Fooled America and the World by Barbara Ehrenreich Book reviews: Smile or Die by Barbara Ehrenreich: … Continue reading

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Movie #quote : You want something? Go get it

Movie quote from: The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) – Chris Gardner (Will Smith)     The Pursuit of Happyness is a film about the value of resilience. While playing basketball with his son, Chris Gardner (as played by Will Smith) … Continue reading

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10 Banned books

From the bizarre the ridiculous, here are 10 literary works deemed worthy of a ban.            

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10 things you need to know about time

From fundamental questions about the universe to train timetables, here are 10 things you need to know about time            

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John F Kennedy: 2 speeches to remember

JFKs LAST SPEECH EVER – just before his assassination Film taken from ‘JFK – 3 Shots That Changed America’     John F Kennedy warned us “about a monolithic and ruthless conspiracy” which would combine military, diplomatic, intelligence, economic, scientific … Continue reading

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Six 60-second videos addressing economic ideas

(1)   The Invisible Hand – 60 Second Adventures in Economics (1/6)     Evan Davis: Reflections on the British Economy   The Paradox of Thrift (2/6)     Bubbles and savings Professor Robert Shiller talks us through how the … Continue reading

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Video Book Review: Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories From the Local Food Front

Book:   Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal: War Stories From the Local Food Front Science Book Review: Everything I Want To Do Is Illegal     The Unappetizing Truth About Food Safety Joel Salatin imagines an ideal environment … Continue reading

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