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Suppose someone showed you a novel gadget and told you, “Here’s how it works,” while demonstrating a single function, such as pushing a button. What would you do when they handed it to you? You’d probably push the button. But what if the gadget had other functions? Would it occur to you to search for them, if your teacher hadn’t alluded to their existence?
Several weeks ago (see post of July 20, 2010 ) I posted a call for stories about children who have been diagnosed with ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder) and have been homeschooled, unschooled, or "free schooled." I received 28 such stories and subjected them to a qualitative analysis. My analysis of these stories suggests that (1) most ADHD-diagnosed kids do fine without drugs if they are not in a conventional school; (2) the ADHD characteristics don't vanish when the kids leave conventional school, but the characteristics are no longer as big a problem as they were before; and (3) ADHD-diagnosed kids seem to do especially well when they are allowed to take charge of their own education.
Part of succeeding in school is knowing how to study properly. Indeed, knowing how to study and focus on your tasks is important.
Now more than ever I have so many friends taking their post secondary education online and it got me thinking. I work from home so I can relate to the experience, and can see how well this sort of thing can work. I'm less distracted at home even though I'm connected to the greatest time waster of all, the Internet. I can also worry less about starting at that beautiful blonde two seats over, which is a bad thing.....right? At first, the thought of going to school online didn't sink in too well with me.
Below, we have gathered together some of the most intelligent video collections on YouTube. A great place to find culturally enriching video… General @GoogleTalks Google has lots of famous visitors speaking at its headquarters, and they’re all recorded and neatly presented here. Al Jazeera English The Middle Eastern news service, which has generated its share of controversy, now airs broadcasts in English and presents them here. American Museum of Natural History Includes the excellent “Known Universe” video .
I did the "extended tour" of college. From about 1991-2002. I did get 4 degrees, so at least I have an excuse. :) I've also been an adjunct professor, so I've also been at the other side of the classroom. 1) The Freshman Fifteen does exist.
Socialization Human infants are born without any culture. They must be transformed by their parents, teachers, and others into cultural and socially adept animals. The general process of acquiring culture is referred to as socialization . During socialization, we learn the language of the culture we are born into as well as the roles we are to play in life. For instance, girls learn how to be daughters, sisters, friends, wives, and mothers.
by +++The Mentor+++ Written January 8, 1986 Another one got caught today, it's all over the papers. "Teenager Arrested in Computer Crime Scandal", " Hacker Arrested after Bank Tampering"... Damn kids. They're all alike.
Below is a list of memorable lectures on teaching, organized according to topic, by teaching-award-winning Stanford faculty. Click on the links immediately below to jump to the topic or talk that interests you. Online Viewing Requirements Ordering copies of lectures Topics: Case Method Teaching: Professor Mary Barth, Graduate School of Business April 13, 2000
If you’re a professional who likes to be intellectually stimulated and you enjoy keeping up with the latest news and breaking trends, the internet provides you with an endless choice of carefully curated sites to visit. Today, we bring you six of them that we believe are leaps and bounds above the rest.
If you ask a college student about productivity, he won't have much to say. And you really can't blame him. He leads a dynamic life where academics and fun go hand in hand, with the latter becoming a more important activity most of the times.
This collection of links, chosen and maintained by Gutman Library Research Services staff, provides links to freely available sites of interest to educators. Click on a topic to view links to related websites. Please tell us about websites we should consider adding... Adult Education and Literacy
I had to post this hilarious list from www.funny2.com/college But you don’t learn these things in class Quarters are like gold.Flip-flops become as important as soap, and shampoo. Asleep by 2:30 AM is an early night.