Monthly Archives: July 2011

What are grades really for?

There was once a study done where a large group of school-aged children were given an examination.  Those whose grades were in the top 50th percentile where commended on their high grades.  Those whose grades were in the bottom 50th … Continue reading

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The cost-benefit ratio of exercise

Many people find it quite challenging to stay fit and indeed, those who are overweight can easily become discouraged at the prospects of recapturing being “fit”.  Perhaps if we look at this through a cost:benefit lens, the problem will appear … Continue reading

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Learning as different from being taught

We are taught what we are taught the way we are taught to fit to a one-size-fits-all teaching plan.  Each element is designed to build on previous elements thus reinforcing its validity. Later, once we are exposed to experiences, stimuli, … Continue reading

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