Exploring fractals (complex patterns)
Exploring fractals (complex patterns)
What is the Alexander Technique?
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How to choose a learning specialist or tutor for a student with learning differences, including ADHD, executive functioning issues, etc.
assessing the needs:
getting an evaluation: (IEP) or (IE)
advice from teachers and other education specialists
talking with the student about their difficulties
finding a learning specialist
recommendation from evaluator
Most freelancers are do-it-yourself types who learn by doing and haven’t had any formal business training. They may have college and advanced degrees in their chosen field, but when they take the leap into self-employment, they barely know an LLC from a C-corp. First things first: No, you don’t need business school Running a successful business does not require a business degree. It doesn’t require a college degree or even a high school diploma, as countless examples have shown. However, knowing the fundamentals of how to start, operate, sustain, and grow a business, how to market yourself, how to test …
The tactics are different from those used for encouraging achievement.
Another debate: how to teach children to be compassionate beings.
The times describes the debate… “research suggests that when parents praise effort rather than ability, children develop a stronger work ethic and become more motivated.”
Later on the article describes that, “Many parents believe it’s important to compliment the behavior, not the child — that way, the child learns to repeat the behavior. Indeed, I know one couple who are careful to say, “That was such a helpful thing to do,” instead of, “You’re a helpful person.”
But is that the right approach? In a clever experiment, the researchers Joan E. Grusec and Erica Redler set out to investigate what happens when we commend generous behavior versus generous character.”
Also explored in the article the feelings of shame v. guilt: "Shame is the feeling that I am a bad person, whereas guilt is the feeling that I have done a bad thing. Shame is a negative judgment about the core self, which is devastating: Shame makes children feel small and worthless, and they respond either by lashing out at the target or escaping the situation altogether. In contrast, guilt is a negative judgment about an action, which can be repaired by good behavior. When children feel guilt, they tend to experience remorse and regret, empathize with the person they have harmed, and aim to make it right."
Powerful figures in mental health are claiming to have identified a new disorder, sluggish cognitive tempo, that could widely expand the ranks of young people treated for attention problems.
The Time’s article describes the controversy over the new disorder “sluggish cognitive temp.” Is this another ploy by drug companies to make billions in profits or is this disorder grounded in reality and effective research?
Janet Elias refers to her students as digital natives, children who have never known a world without computers. She teaches them to search the Internet and create slide-show presentations, and this year she has also added a theme on social media: its applications, its effect on real-world events and the importance of using it safely.
GoldieBlox made waves last year with a Beastie Boys-sampling commercial that went viral. Now they’re releasing their latest creation.
What these kids do is already amazing. I’m not trying to make kids more adult, or develop faster; instead, I’m attempting to bring out what they already do incredibly well and intrinsically: use their imagination. Through this skill they create amazing things, not just for a kid, but for an adult, an alien, a creature etc The creations are powerful enough to be masterpieces, because they come…
Deluged by more applications than ever, the most selective colleges are rejecting legions of students they once would have accepted.