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Peter Beens

Does Spongebob SquarePants wreck children's ability to concentrate? | Mail Online - 3 views

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    Watching fast-paced cartoons harms toddlers' ability to concentrate and solve logic-based puzzles, as well as undermining their short-term memory
Steve Ransom

What If We Stopped Teaching Kids What They Cannot Do? | HASTAC - 3 views

  • How do we understand our gifts without the certificate, the diploma?   That's the challenge.  
  • And, sadly, much of our formal education is about standardizing exactly
  • that shift, in teaching that kindergarten child who believes she can do absolutely anything that, no, she's a poor reader, or bad in math, or a poor speller, or a poor artist or has no musical talent (as my husband was once told when he was a child: 
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    Great post by Cathy Davidson:
    "How do we understand our gifts without the certificate, the diploma?   That's the challenge."
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