The_object_of_liberal_training.jpg from virginia.edu. Teaching-children-0630.html from mit.edu. 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? Maybe, maybe not. Gabriella, 5, plays with the researchers' toy in the PlayLab at Boston's Children's Museum.Photos: Patrick Gillooly According to Laura Schulz, the Class of 1943 Career Development Associate Professor of Cognitive Science at MIT, this is rational behavior, as teaching is meant to impart skills quickly and efficiently. Experiences of ADHD-Labeled Kids Who Switch from Conventional Schooling to... 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. Top 50 Bloggers to Help You Study, Focus and Learn Better. Part of succeeding in school is knowing how to study properly.
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