Amairikuhn Edgykayshun’s Enstupidation Continues

GizaDeathStar.com Dr. Joseph P. Farrell December 11, 2019 By now, if you’re a regular reader here, you know I have to occasionally rant about the state of Amairikuhn Edgykayshun. But today I’m not going to rant, because the article that V.T. sent along (and my thanks!) is more properly greeted with tears than anger. The […]

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How A Generation Lost Its Common Culture by Professor Patrick Deneen

[Editor’s Note] Professor Patrick Deneen speaks at length as to the myriad reasons why the culture is declining and what type of transformation is taking place in society. If there’s one thing you read today, let it be this, for the concerns shared by Professor Deneen do not only seep into our present state, but […]

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Book Review: The Trivium – The Liberal Arts Of Logic, Grammar & Rhetoric By Sisters Miriam Joseph Ph.D.

BreakawayIndividual.com Zy Marquiez February 11, 2020 In How To Read A Book – The Classical Guide To Intelligent Reading, Mortimer J. Adler & Charles Van Doren postulated that most published books out there will not be complex enough to teach the reader anything of true substance.[1] That is unfortunate, because given the decline in education, […]

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Psychology — KaiserScience

What is psychology “Psychology is the study of the mind and behavior. The discipline embraces all aspects of the human experience — from the functions of the brain to the actions of nations, from child development to care for the aged. In every conceivable setting from scientific research centers to mental healthcare services, “the understanding […]

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Humboldt (1767-1825) – Prussian schooling and Higher Education… hugely influential… — Donald Clark Plan B

After Napoleon had defeated Prussia in 1806, the Prussian state reflected on what had caused this catastrophe and out of that trauma came a reformed system of schooling designed by Wilhelm von Humboldt. The aim was not to produce rounded, autonomous citizens but young men obedient to a military culture and, oddly as he never…

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Things That Set Us Apart and the Metric System — More Than A Mile Behind: America and the Metric System

As you might expect, I use Google to do a daily search for new “metric system” items to ensure I don’t miss anything relevant to my research. And while I do get some searches that don’t quite hit the mark (“metrics” also refer to other kinds of measures as in “My sales metrics went up […]

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How Do You Know What You Know? — The Effortful Educator

I recently received this question on my Effortful Educator Facebook page: What advice would you give to a young adult student who can’t tell whether she knows the material? Great question. What should we tell our students who understand they don’t know all of the material, but cannot pinpoint exactly what they know and what…

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The Impact of Guided Discovery vs. Didactic Instruction on Learning — Learning Scientists Blog – The Learning Scientists

By Elham Arabi Elham Arabi is a lead instructional designer and learning consultant at University of Nevada, Las Vegas. She advocates using evidence-based approaches in learning design and in her collaborations with subject-matter experts. Elham also works as a consultant with students who have learning challenges. She incorporates science of learning how to learn in…

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Sad news and bad news in English class — Catherine & Katharine

So much badness where cell phones in the classroom are concerned. I mentioned that a couple of years ago I had a classroom cell phone problem so oppressive I actually considered leaving my job. Of course, I wasn’t going to do that, but what I did do was assign “cell phones in the classroom” as the […]

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If at first you don’t succeed, don’t try to grow your way out of it — Catherine & Katharine

A new study finds no support for the importance of a “growth mindset”: People with a “growth mindset” – those who believe their intelligence can be improved with effort – are said to seek out challenges, persist in the face of difficulty and bounce back after failure. By contrast, people with a “fixed mindset” – […]

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