Struggle For Smarts? How Eastern And Western Cultures Tackle Learning

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By Alix Spiegel (source: NPR)In 1979, when Jim Stigler was still a graduate student at the University of Michigan, he went to Japan to research teaching methods and found himself sitting in the back row of a crowded fourth-grade math class. “The teacher was trying to teach the class how to draw three-dimensional cubes on paper,” Stigler explains, “and one kid was just totally having trouble with it. His cube looked all cockeyed, so the teacher said to him, ‘Why … Read More

Changing your life’s purpose to change the world

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“TEACHING VALUES, CHANGED MY LIFE!”A couple of weeks ago, I had the chance to participate in a spectacular forum organized by my son’s school on 21st Century Education. I had no idea which type of education this 21st Century was, but I was quite curious about it and wasn’t going to miss it. The panel was composed of four amazing professionals ranging from a pediatrician to a pathologist all the way to an expert on child development. The perfect group … Read More

Celebrating the art of resilience on his birthday!

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Resilience is known to be the capacity to recover quickly from difficulties, misfortune or change. These last three words were part of my youngest son’s life during the final months of his past school year. An enthusiastic, happy & smart child that had to live the harrowing & unfair experience of being bullied. A horrendous situation that also hits very hard on the parents.   Somehow society is filled with cookie-cutter individuals. One copy after another of what a person … Read More

51 Ways to Make Yourself Happy!

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1. Have your passion as your career. If you are passionate in your career, you are mixing play with work which make your job much more enjoyable. 2. Stay healthy. 3. Participate in community events. 4. Stop worrying. 5. Be thankful. 6. Count your blessings. 7. Exercise regularly. 8. Volunteer in charity work. 9. Provide to those in need. 10. Forgive yourself. 11. Set goals. 12. Celebrate others success. 13. Believe in yourself. 14. Take criticism as a feedback which … Read More