The pedagogical hub
We are looking to gather all the gnarly and amazing information about schooling, pedagogy etc etc and forming it into applicable stuff, eventually building a blueprint for a utopian school and creating peace on earth and everything nice.
Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi. Johann Heinrich Pestalozzi (January 12, 1746 – February 17, 1827) was a Swiss pedagogue and educational reformer who exemplified Romanticism in his approach.
He founded several educational institutions both in German- and French-speaking regions of Switzerland and wrote many works explaining his revolutionary modern principles of education. His motto was "Learning by head, hand and heart". Seevak 2002: Vandana Shiva. About StudentsFirst. Led by Michelle Rhee, the former Chancellor of D.C.
Public Schools, StudentsFirst formed in 2010 in response to an increasing demand for a better education system in America. Our grassroots movement is designed to mobilize parents, teachers, students, administrators, and citizens throughout the country, and to channel their energy to produce meaningful results on both the local and national level. StudentsFirst is a 501(c)4 organization based in Sacramento, CA. If you have any questions about our organization or our mission, feel free to contact us. Home - World Simulation. Magic mushrooms’ effects illuminated in brain imaging studies. Brain scans of people taking psilocybin have given scientists the most detailed picture to date of how psychedelic drugs work.
Brain scans of people under the influence of the psilocybin, the active ingredient in magic mushrooms, have given scientists the most detailed picture to date of how psychedelic drugs work. The findings of two studies being published in scientific journals this week identify areas of the brain where activity is suppressed by psilocybin and suggest that it helps people to experience memories more vividly. In the first study, published today in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), 30 healthy volunteers had psilocybin infused into their blood while inside magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners, which measure changes in brain activity. The scans showed that activity decreased in "hub" regions of the brain - areas that are especially well-connected with other areas.
The Daring Dozen 2006: Our Heroes. Twelve who are reshaping the future of education.
Thousands of teachers, administrators, enterprising students, and other concerned thinkers are devoting themselves every day to finding creative ways to improve our schools. In an era of budget cuts and unprecedented challenges, there is no shortage of villains. Lifelong Kindergarten :: MIT Media Lab. OCW Consortium. Udacity - Educating the 21st Century. Udacity and the future of online universities. The most exciting (but also, in a small way, slightly depressing) presentation at DLD this year came from Sebastian Thrun, of Stanford and Google.
Or formerly of Stanford, anyway. Thrun told the story of his Introduction to Artificial Intelligence class, which ran from October to December last year.
What the hell do i do now? News/politics. The best. Game learning. Techniques/specifics. Random weird stuff. Theoreticals. Neuroscience of learning. Teaching materials. Studies/experiments. Schools. Educators.