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.
wiki : The Noosphere and The Gaian Mind The only truly natural and real human unity is the spirit of the Earth.—Pierre Teilhard de Chardin The noosphere can be seen as the "sphere of human thought" being derived from the Greek ("nous") meaning "mind" in the style of "atmosphere" and "biosphere". In the original theory of Vernadsky, the noosphere is the third in a succession of phases of development of the Earth, after the geosphere (inanimate matter) and the biosphere (biological life). The word is also sometimes used to refer to a transhuman consciousness emerging from the interactions of human minds. This is the view proposed by the theologian Pierre Teilhard de Chardin. Pierre Teilhard de Chardin became enthralled with the possibilities for humankind, which he saw as heading for an exciting convergence of systems, an "Omega point" where the coalescence of consciousness will lead us to a new state of peace and planetary unity. "It is not our heads or our bodies which we must bring together, but our hearts.... See Also
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.
35 Inspiring Quotes from Albert Einstein Albert Einstein (March 14, 1879 – April 18, 1955), the famous theoretical physicist, developed the theory of relativity and is considered the father of modern physics. The nuclear physicist Robert Oppenheimer shared his impressions of Einstein by saying, “He was almost wholly without sophistication and wholly without worldliness . . . There was always with him a wonderful purity at once childlike and profoundly stubborn.” Due to his brilliance Einstein was often called upon to offer opinions on topics beyond the realm of physics; thus the wide range of inspired quotations. “Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.” “Everything should be as simple as it is, but not simpler.” “Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.” “Not everything that can be counted counts, and not everything that counts can be counted “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” “Anger dwells only in the bosom of fools.”
Science, Reason and Critical Thinking The Meaning of Life (or, What's it all about?) Now available in Spanish! (Traduccin de hsu - firstname.lastname@example.org ) 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
The Geometric Model of the Psychedelic Experience I've come to what I call the "geometric model of the psychedelic experience." I certainly don't represent it as the end of the intellectual road, but it is a provisional model which is the best I can do at the moment. I think that, and it seems logically compelling to me, that consciousness as ordinarily experienced is a human ability shaped by evolutionary pressure, and since evolutionary threat and harm usually comes at us in three dimensional space, this is where consciousness has been forced...to concentrate and define itself. Let me restate it.