Very disappointing that this idea failed to meet funding goals, and this is the first I've heard of it. I can see the need for teaching such as this, ...
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I think we need to do some empirical (observational) experiments. The next time when we see children "multi-task", we can look to see whether they ...
Gosh my heart hurts reading about what DD's gone through and I too, feel angry with the 'cruelty of children' -- like this is supposed to be all ...
Both are important. Learning how to hold and manipulate a pencil develops hand/eye coordination and manual skill. I can't tell you how many ...
What?!?! (sorry that's what I kept thinking of, thus I'll let Holly's eloquent response do the talking)
Wow. I don't know exactly what to say! I'm stunned and while I'm not an expert in early years education in any way, I have had three children go ...
OK. this might be radical but... How about you consider everything you ever post online as PUBLIC? Because it either is already or it may be at some ...
This question certainly caught my attention. Let's look at this from a funding perspective, then. Where does school districts get their funding? Both ...
For a 5 Year Old (this is our current "code") We teach our child to say "please" and "thank you" by saying "please" and "thank you" to each other ...
There are at least 2 factors to consider: **One, what is the "lesson" we want the child to learn? **When it comes to failure, it is a natural part of ...
You make a good point, Francesco: schools are missing several opportunities to create structured learning around emotional intelligence. They usually ...
Updating this with an article I found that thoroughly describes "what the heck happened to LEGO" ...
I actually don't believe that multitasking (doing lots of things at once) is something that any human of any age can do well. They can do it - sort ...
Multitasking is entirely a myth. I know many adults believe in this myth, and certainly our kids do too when they try to sell us on the idea that ...
Emotional intelligence lessons already manifest in schools all over the world. They are called "**getting through the school day**": * How can I look ...
LEGO made a strategic business move that proves necessary to compete in today's toy market. They still make the plastic blocks. But this is not ...
I loathe my non-idealistic answer but here it is: **working with people.** When I saw this question my first choice was "critical thinking." Then I ...
When I attended early elementary school in Taiwan we had a class called "Society" [社會], which covered concepts best described as "civics" and matters ...
Q: Do you believe today's children ability of "multitasking" is for real or a myth ?
A: I think we need to do some empirical (observational) experiments. The next time when we see children "multi-task", we can look to see whether they ...3 years ago
Q: Do you have a 'parental mission', a code by which you hope to live as a parent?
A: For a 5 Year Old (this is our current "code") We teach our child to say "please" and "thank you" by saying "please" and "thank you" to each other ...4 years ago
Q: How do you teach a child to keep trying after a failure?
A: There are at least 2 factors to consider: **One, what is the "lesson" we want the child to learn? **When it comes to failure, it is a natural part of ...4 years ago
Q: Should emotional intelligence be taught in schools?
A: Emotional intelligence lessons already manifest in schools all over the world. They are called "**getting through the school day**": * How can I look ...4 years ago
Q: What the heck happened to Lego?
A: LEGO made a strategic business move that proves necessary to compete in today's toy market. They still make the plastic blocks. But this is not ...4 years ago
Q: What is the most important subject to get 'right' in school?
A: I loathe my non-idealistic answer but here it is: **working with people.** When I saw this question my first choice was "critical thinking." Then I ...4 years ago
Q: Should social media be taught in high school?
A: When I attended early elementary school in Taiwan we had a class called "Society" [社會], which covered concepts best described as "civics" and matters ...4 years ago
Q: 65% of today’s grade-school children will end up at jobs that haven’t been invented yet. How do we prepare them?
A: One of the most important skills we must prepare today's children for, is "people skills". This is a broad term and can mean different things to ...4 years ago
Q: Do you think most of today's school systems stress learning-for-exams much more than learning for the sake of learning ?
A: Yes, because compensation is tied to performance, which for educational systems are based on "standardized" exam scores rather than "learning." In ...4 years ago
Q: Do you think it's better for your children to study with or without listening to some music ?
A: Studying is an active process in mental (procedural) organization, focusing, and concentration. Music may distract part of that mental process if ...4 years ago
Q: Is it okay for every bedtime story to be on an iPad or should you foist paper books on tech-loving kids too to redress the balance?
A: Once upon a time we read books stitched from bamboo sticks... I don't see any of us hauling out rolls of bamboo books! I agree with Chanda, I don't ...4 years ago
Q: Should schools stop grouping pupils by age, and instead by ability?
A: At first glance, grouping pupils by age makes no sense: our workplace isn't grouped by age, for example. Shouldn't school be a place where ...4 years ago
Q: Should all teachers have to pass a competency with technology test to be able to teach?
A: Before all teachers are made to pass a competency with technology test, I'd require all teachers to pass a competency with children test -- to be ...4 years ago
Q: Isn’t fraping just harmless fun?
A: Short answer, NO! Our society's idea of "fun" is increasingly coming at other people's expense. Harmless fun is a mistype: reality is Harmful fun. ...4 years ago
Q: Have your children exposed the Santa myth by Googling?
A: We preempted this by telling our child that Santa is a fictional character. He understands that people (and parents) buy the holiday presents he ...4 years ago
Q: Do tablet computers help children on the Autism spectrum?
A: Complex question; short answer is "Yes when tablet computers work as an accessible tool for children's communication and learning." Let me ...4 years ago
Q: How can adults learn from kids?
A: Here is one way: You think about 3 time-points over the course of your childhood life between the ages of 5 and 15 that you considered "turning ...4 years ago
Q: How can we teach kids online research skills and not to believe everything they find on Google/ Wikipedia?
A: Start by explaining to children what 'evidence' means, and levels of evidence. For example, one discussion may be looking at "level of evidence" when ...4 years ago
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