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Children will tell you the problems and their brilliant solutions if you bother to survey and really listen to them. You actually have an advantage of finding the truth as they have fewer filters on their mouth. All good marketing technology has you locate your exact public, survey them for what they need and want, then package the material in such a way that it fits their needs. Marketing technology works for all fields, including Education. How to package and label (title) any action in Education is as important as the packaging and labeling a product in the business world.
The virtual K12 curriculum has made a key marketing and learning process blunder. This blunder is actually preventing full application-based learning.
This same mistake could be made in any school setting, by any educator, thus this article.
“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.” Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, author of The Scientist Speculates
In our high tech society the ability to research is vital to success. Yet many schools never teach it and even when they do, they usually overlook the simplest and most primary undercut: something a child must be able to do before he can research.
What is it? Read on…
No matter our personal education, religion, beliefs or creeds, we can probably all agree on this point:
With hordes of data and advertisements aimed at our children on a daily basis, CHILDREN MUST BE ABLE TO REASON (*to use logic to spot actual truth)
If they are to succeed in life, they have to know how to filter information – including yours. Steps to help teach them:
“I know a lot of words,” she explained. “Would you like to hear about some others?” She listed several more four-letter words and offered to give the etymology of each one.
I didn’t explain that Dorothy Jr.’s erudition was part of an experiment of mine to see whether knowledge of taboo words could erase their black magic. If my kids learned the story of individual “foul” words, would they seem so foul when it came time to use them?
It’s not that I wanted potty-mouthed offspring. On the contrary, I wanted my kids to rise above foulness. Rather than be shocked or victimized by the crude language the permeates our culture, I wanted them to become connoisseurs of language.
Grammar is the way words are organized into speech and writings so as to get across exact thoughts, ideas and meanings between people. It is really the agreements between people so that real communication is had.
Grammar is formed by common usage and forwarded to all by writers.
Words ARE NOT the thing itself; they are just substitutes for things, the concepts, or ideas of things.
Words don’t hurt you. They don’t love you. They only get you to do or think or feel something. The word “fire” is nothing to be afraid of; it won’t pop up on the page and burn you. They get you to remember things in the past that did hurt or love you.
Words and Grammar are only there to HELP you the reader and writer. They are not as important as having the ideas themselves.
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Tweet Thomas Edison said, “Genius is 10% inspiration and 90% perspiration.” I am preparing a lesson in Genius and Creative Problem Solving for school. After putting together the basic concepts, I realized you, the reader, might also want to refresh your memory on the steps taught or at least used to solve basic or complex […]
“Discovery consists of seeing what everybody has seen and thinking what nobody has thought.”
Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, author of The Scientist Speculates
In our high tech society the ability to research is vital to success. Yet many schools never teach it and even when they do, they usually overlook the simplest and most primary undercut: something a child must be able to do before he can research. What is it?
I have a 6 year old boy who loves to cook. Over the years, I have given him more and more free access to the microwave. The warning below was sent to me by a friend. I had no idea this was possible. I have never cautioned my son on this potential hazard, nor did he learn it at his cooking classes taught by Young Chefs Academy, and he has microwaved liquids. Who knew the Super Power of Super Heating Water!
Can you teach your child to think like a genius? Yes, that’s capital Y-E-S.
But before we push children into the realm of genius, it would be good to look at what it means to be a genius.
Most people equate geniuses with high I.Q. but that is the last definition in Webster’s college dictionary. And the World Book Dictionary lists that definition as specific to psychology.