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The Truth About Homework

The Truth About Homework
September 6, 2006 The Truth About Homework Needless Assignments Persist Because of Widespread Misconceptions About Learning By Alfie Kohn Para leer este artículo en Español, haga clic aquí. There’s something perversely fascinating about educational policies that are clearly at odds with the available data. The dimensions of that last disparity weren’t clear to me until I began sifting through the research for a new book. In high school, some studies do find a correlation between homework and test scores (or grades), but it’s usually fairly small and it has a tendency to disappear when more sophisticated statistical controls are applied. The results of national and international exams raise further doubts. Finally, there isn’t a shred of evidence to support the widely accepted assumption that homework yields nonacademic benefits for students of any age. Sandra Hofferth of the University of Maryland, one of the authors of that study, has just released an update based on 2002 data. Related:  Team No Homework

Homework on shoulders What Is Unschooling? Invitation to a Survey Unschooling is a movement that turns conventional thinking about education upside down. I'd like to learn more about it and tell the world more about it, and for that reason I'm conducting a survey of unschooling families. If you are a member of such a family and are willing to participate, you can find the form here . If you can't find it that way, you can request the form from me by email, at . The form itself contains all the information you need to complete and return it. It's short and not hard to complete. Here's some of what I know already about unschooling, before conducting the survey. All in all, unschoolers have a view of education that is 180 degrees different from that of our standard system of schooling. Nobody knows just how many kids in the United States are currently unschoolers. But you can learn much more about unschooling by perusing the websites and reading the books of those who are involved in the movement. . • .

Top 50 Mistakes Women Make While Having Sex (Infographic) Jay Holzberg is the president and CEO of New York Pudding and a contributing author to The Campus Socialite. Sexual skill is something most often tasked to and expected of men, but sexual fulfillment is a two way street. Truly great sex requires skill and effort on the part of both partners, not just one. The following is an infographic meant to profile some of the most common mistakes that women make while having sex with men. Yes, we realize men also make many of these mistakes, and a male version of this infographic is forthcoming. Created By Sex Toys More Posts You May Like: The 20 Hottest Photos Of Shay Maria…(Heavy) What To Talk About with Girls…(TSB Mag) Top 3 Signs She’s Playing You…(Mankind Unplugged) What If Dr. Charlie Sheen is Winning (Video Montage)…(H-Spot) Gravestones Intended to Make You Laugh.

7 Lessons From 7 Great Minds Have you ever wished you could go back in time and have a conversation with one of the greatest minds in history? Well, you can’t sorry, they’re dead. Unless of course you’re clairaudient, be my guest. But for the rest of us, we can still refer to the words they left behind. Even though these great teachers have passed on, their words still live, and in them their wisdom. 1. “If you don’t know where you are going, you’ll end up someplace else.” - Lawrence J. In order for us to achieve our dreams, we must have a vision of our goals. Action: Visualize a life of your wildest dreams. 2. “It was a high counsel that I once heard given to a young person, “Always do what you are afraid to do.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson The best way to learn something is to dive right in to it. Action: You must define your fears in order to conquer them. 3. “All that we are is the result of what we have thought. Our thoughts determine our reality. Action: Create a list of your intentions and desires. 4. 5. 6. 7.

Psychology Today: Education: Class Dismissed "I've learned a lot about how my mind works by paying attention to how I unicycle," Ben declared in preparation for high school graduation. And from the time he was 12, Ben paid attention to nothing so much as unicycling. When students elsewhere were puzzling over, say, the periodic table, Ben, along with a handful of schoolmates, was mostly struggling up and racing down New England mountainsides, dodging rocks, mud and other obstacles. His "frantic fights to maintain balance" demanded both deep focus and moment-to-moment planning. But they gave him something missing from most classrooms today—a passion for pursuing challenges and inhaling the skills and information (to say nothing of the confidence) to master life's complexities. At Sudbury Valley School, there's no other way to learn. Some kids start Sudbury at age 4, their parents committed to democratic principles even in education and trusting to the byways of self-motivation. Play—it's by definition absorbing.

Homework Lady Freedom Learner - Freedom Learner - blog dostępny pod adresem The Best Birth Control In The World Is For Men | Techcitement* By Jon Clinkenbeard. March 26, 2012, 11:25 AM CDT16.9K If I were going to describe the perfect contraceptive, it would go something like this: no babies, no latex, no daily pill to remember, no hormones to interfere with mood or sex drive, no negative health effects whatsoever, and 100 percent effectiveness. The funny thing is, something like that currently exists. The procedure called RISUG in India (reversible inhibition of sperm under guidance) takes about 15 minutes with a doctor, is effective after about three days, and lasts for 10 or more years. The two common chemicals — styrene maleic anhydride and dimethyl sulfoxide — form a polymer that thickens over the next 72 hours, much like a pliable epoxy, but the purpose of these chemicals isn’t to harden and block the vas deferens. Easier than aiming magnets at your junk. With one little injection, this non-toxic jelly will sit there for 10+ years without you having to do anything else to not have babies. About Jon Clinkenbeard

Playground Interactive activities, some used other places on Serendip for other reasons, and others just because ...? The idea, of course, is that there isn't a whole lot of difference between playing and learning ... exploring is the underpinnings and enjoyment inherent in both. If that idea makes you think of either play or education in new ways, so much the better. Regardless, the web provides not only information and pictures, but also the wherewithal to have experiences that you might not otherwise have a chance to have. And creating such things to play with (and maybe even to learn from) is a large part of what Serendip is about, so browse the list. And have fun. If in addition you'd like to read/think more about play itself, there's a list of relevant links below.

“Those who learn fastest, WIN” – Rypple “Those who learn fastest, WIN When Dave Spofford, a Rypple user and CEO of Invoice Insight, shared these words with me back in May, I didn’t realize at the time how totally profound they were. Imagine, you’re a company looking to build your brand, reputation, and provide innovative products and services in a market rife with competition and emerging technologies. Maybe you’re an individual looking to differentiate yourself in a sea of talent or take that next step in your career. Regardless of who you are or what you’re trying to achieve, the bottom line is that if you are able to more quickly assimilate knowledge and execute on it faster than those around you, you’ll get ahead quicker than they do. So how do you get that knowledge in the first place? You seek it out! When working with our corporate clients looking to leverage Rypple feedback within their organization, I often get asked, “…so what types of thing should we be encouraging our people to ask for feedback on?