Author: James Smith

Daniel Koretz on Gender and Education

The gender gap can be traced to the inflated expectations we have for boys Daniel Koretz believes. Daniel Koretz: The gender gap is a bit of a puzzle.  First of all, it’s very badly misunderstood.  I went to a conference some years ago in which a prominent civil rights lawyer said that gender differences in test scores are the canary in a coal mine.  They’re the warning that’s something is really amiss.  The next speaker who is not inclined to directly contradict the first speaker but did just by presenting this said, well, in fact, in many subjects, most...

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Developing Creativity and Innovation Through Education: Doireann O’Connor

Doireann O’Connor is a lecturer in Early Childhood Care and Education at The Institute of Technology, Sligo, Ireland. She has produced an Anthology of Traditional Irish Games, Songs and Rhymes as well as book chapters and journal articles on topics such as School Readiness and Education Policy. Doireann is a founding member of PLÉ– The Network of Early Childhood Care and Education Degree Courses in Ireland. Doireann spent 10 years working within the field of Early Childhood Care and Education, holding a number of key positions within Policy and Practice. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is...

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Video That Will Change Your Life. I Have No Words Left.

Update: Today is 2-19-13, I never expected such a great response to this video. It really makes me happy to see the comments left. Even though this is not a travel realted video. This video is of hope, inspiration, giving, helping each other, the kindness of mankind, and it’s just plain BEAUTIFUL! This video should be played after the safety demo on all airplanes and played on television during commercial breaks. If anyone has any questions about travel, travel tips, what type of travel videos you would like to see just ask or email me. Don’t forget to check...

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A Vision of Students Today

a short video summarizing some of the most important characteristics of students today – how they learn, what they need to learn, their goals, hopes, dreams, what their lives will be like, and what kinds of changes they will experience in their lifetime. Created by Michael Wesch in collaboration with 200 students at Kansas State University. Music by Try^d: http://tryad.org/listen.html Download higher quality wmv: http://www.mediafire.com/?ajm0lzxh223 mov version: http://www.mediafire.com/?3xbhmdmsfmd More information: http://mediatedcultures.net/ksudigg/?p=119 This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-Share Alike 3.0 License. So you are welcome to download it, share it, even change it, just as long as...

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