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The Socratic Method The Socratic Method:Teaching by Asking Instead of by Tellingby Rick Garlikov The following is a transcript of a teaching experiment, using the Socratic method, with a regular third grade class in a suburban elementary school. I present my perspective and views on the session, and on the Socratic method as a teaching tool, following the transcript. The class was conducted on a Friday afternoon beginning at 1:30, late in May, with about two weeks left in the school year. This time was purposely chosen as one of the most difficult times to entice and hold these children's concentration about a somewhat complex intellectual matter. The point was to demonstrate the power of the Socratic method for both teaching and also for getting students involved and excited about the material being taught. The experiment was to see whether I could teach these students binary arithmetic (arithmetic using only two numbers, 0 and 1) only by asking them questions. 1) "How many is this?" 4) Another way?

50 Life Secrets and Tips Memorize something everyday.Not only will this leave your brain sharp and your memory functioning, you will also have a huge library of quotes to bust out at any moment. Poetry, sayings and philosophies are your best options.Constantly try to reduce your attachment to possessions.Those who are heavy-set with material desires will have a lot of trouble when their things are taken away from them or lost. Possessions do end up owning you, not the other way around. Read “Zen and the Art of Happiness” by Chris Prentiss.This book will give you the knowledge and instruction to be happy at all times regardless of the circumstances.

How to Stop Comparing Yourself to Others (and Stop Feeling Lousy About Yourself and Your Life) Image by: / CC BY-SA 2.0 .“If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter, for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.” One very common and destructive daily habit is to constantly compare your life and yourself to other people and their lives. So what can you do? In this article I’ll share what I have done. Compare yourself to yourself. First, instead of comparing yourself to other people create the habit of comparing yourself to yourself. This habit has the benefit of creating gratitude, appreciation and kindness towards yourself as you observe how far you have come, the obstacles you have overcome and the good stuff you have done. You can make this habit stick by for instance taking a few minutes each day or just each Sunday (or any day that fits you) to use a journal to write down how you have grown, how much closer you are to your goals now, what you have overcome and learned and so on. Be kind.

Science, Reason and Critical Thinking The Meaning of Life (or, What's it all about?) Now available in Spanish! (Traduccin de hsu - midipaj@arrakis.es ) Let's step back a moment... Why do you want to know the meaning of life? Often people ask this question when they really want the answer to some other question. If you're questioning the meaning of life because you've been unhappy and depressed a good bit, click here. On a related note, if you want to know the meaning of life because you feel useless and worthless, click here. If you want to see our answer so that you can prove your intellectual prowess by poking holes in it, click here. If something awful just happened to you or someone you care about and you don't understand why bad things happen to good people, click here. If you would like to help the world but most of the rest of the world seems completely insane, click here. If you wonder why there is so much hatred in the world, click here. If you wonder why there is so much violence in our society, click here. The Meaning of Life - Part II

Competition is a double-edged sword for teenage girls -- ScienceDaily Is being competitive a good or a bad thing when you're a teenager? Well, a bit of both actually: competing to win is detrimental to girls' social relationships and was linked to higher levels of depression, whereas this was much less the case for boys. However, competing to excel is beneficial to the well-being of both genders. A new study by Dr. Competitiveness can be both a virtue and a vice. To date, the implications of competitiveness for males and females during late adolescence -- a time when high school seniors are looking to assert their identities for jobs that involve varying levels of ambition and competition, while at the same time working to establish close friendships and romantic relationships -- have not been investigated fully. The authors found that teenage boys scored higher on 'competing to win' than girls but there were no gender differences for 'competing to excel' scores.

Le mariage, des mariages Je vous ai déjà parlé de Balzac et de sa Physiologie du mariage. C’était à vrai dire un monument de snobisme et de machisme puisque cet homme seulement fichu de n’aimer que des femmes mariées à d’autres, dressait le compte des femmes qui pouvaient l’intéresser ! Je suis certaine que Balzac qui a créé dans sa Comédie humaine un personnage d’homosexuel aurait participé vigoureusement, peut-être même soutenu l’idée d’un mariage homosexuel. Mais du temps de Balzac, la médecine ne jouait pas avec la vie et la mort ! Parmi les opposants au mariage homosexuel, il y a les religieux. Pour ce qui me concerne, je ne vois pas de bonnes raisons pour maintenir la limitation du mariage à deux personnes de sexe différent. Je le regrette mais je dois constater que la France n’est plus un pays catholique. Que je sois bien claire : le mariage pour tous ce n’est pas non plus un argument au moins pour aujourd’hui mais ça viendra peut-être ! Pour tout cela, je ne vois pas de raison sérieuse de s’y opposer.

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