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Albert Einstein changed our way of looking at the universe.  He also spoke out about other subjects, including education.  Here are fourteen of his pronouncements on issues related to learning and education.  Many quotations attributed to Einstein are specious, which is why I’ve provided sources for each of these fourteen. On Schooling:  ‘’It is nothing...
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Tests have become de regueur in education over the past decade, with so many teachers being assessed on their ability to increase their students’ test scores.  I’ve developed this test (not yet standardized) specifically for teachers (parents can take it too). The objective of this test is to help educators get in touch with their...
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My father went to medical school at McGill University in Montreal, Canada in the 1940’s at a time when there were some really distinguished physicians walking in the halls such as Hans Selye (the originator of the concept of ”stress”) and Wilder Penfield, who did a series of amazing experiments with surgery for epilepsy which...
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One of the neatest features of Howard Gardner’s theory of multiple intelligences is that it helps us understand ourselves better.  Since the theory is based on nouns (words, numbers, pictures, music, people, nature) rather than on verbs (e.g. judging, perceiving, seeing, hearing, achieving, investigating), it can be related to our personal lives more easily and...
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New studies have revealed that screen time (TV, video games, Internet etc.) modifies brain structure and cognitive functioning.  In one study where children between the ages of 3 and 5 had their brains scanned, those kids whose screen time exceeded the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) guidelines had lower levels of white matter integrity in...
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