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Teaching People To Visualize An Outcome Is More Effective Than Teaching People What To Do: Study

By Josh Richardson An established but little-known psychological theory is likely to improve performances across a range of activities, including sport, according to new research published that can be applied to amateurs or skilled performers alike says psychologist Dr Warren Mansell, from The University of Manchester. Many philosophers believed that all behaviors are predetermined and…

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Arkansas School Starts Offering Yoga and Meditation Instead of Detention

By Anna Hunt A school in Jonesboro, Arkansas, has joined many others in turning to an alternative method of discipline. The Success Achievement Academy has stopped using in-school suspension as punishment. Instead, the directors started using yoga as a means of helping students relieve stress and recognize responsibility for their actions. But does yoga instead…

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How Schooling Crushes Creativity

By Kerry McDonald How Schooling Crushes Creativity In 2006, educator and author Ken Robinson gave a TED Talk called, “Do Schools Kill Creativity?” At over 45 million views, it remains the most viewed talk in TED’s history. Robinson’s premise is simple: our current education system strips young people of their natural creativity and curiosity by shaping…

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It’s a Great Time to Be a Homeschooler

By Kerry McDonald Homeschoolers are a diverse bunch. Our teaching approaches and learning philosophies vary. Our politics run the gamut and our visions of education reform differ greatly. Yet, despite these contrasts, homeschoolers are remarkably similar. I recently asked a large, eclectic group of homeschooling parents why they chose this education option for their children. Key…

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This Elementary School Abolished Homework, and the Results Were Astonishing

By Annie Holmquist Late last summer, Texas teacher Brandy Young made internet waves when she sent a note about homework to the parents of her students. Instead of the normal spend-30-minutes-a-day-on-homework command that parents normally hear, Mrs. Young’s note informed them that she would not be giving homework at all. Instead, she asked families to spend more…

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Beat The System With This List Of 40 Free Education Websites

By True Activist According to www.webometrics.info, there are more than 17 000 universities, but getting a degree in many of them is quite costly. Many students around the world(and their families) get into big debt or have to work over sixty hours a week in order to afford an education. Two-thirds of the US college seniors who graduated…

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The Internet Cheers This Teacher’s New Homework Policy

Op-ed by Heather Callaghan I had to share this awesome teacher’s homework policy – I remember with regret the dread of hours of homework during school and trying to get out of it any way possible… It consumed my childhood. I should have been playing, but any type of levity was only fraught with the nagging loom…

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Gardasil in Colombia: Protesting Parents Make Progress After 4 Day Stand-off

By Norma Erickson, President SaneVax Inc Last week, the parents of hundreds of girls experiencing new medical conditions after Gardasil administration blocked classes in educational institutions by padlocking the entrances to local schools. These families claim hundreds of affected girls have been left without treatment for two years while the government refuses to acknowledge the HPV vaccine could…

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