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What is Scientific Inquiry?

Saturday, August 18th, 2012

Scientific inquiry requires students to use higher order thinking skills as they learn science using a hands-on minds-on approach. Inquiry’s foundation has its roots in John Dewey’s book Democracy in Education (1916). In this book he describes how true learning begins with the curiosity of learners. Defining Scientific Inquiry His research found that student curiosity […]

Teacher Education Philosophies

Saturday, April 7th, 2012

It is important for every teacher to have a personal philosophy of teacher education based on a set of values and principles. It should reflect the person’s ideologies and philosophies of teaching and the overall development of the children. It becomes a crucial element in guiding the children towards a successful life. The most famous […]

Ancient Greek Alexander Brought Democracy to Asia

Saturday, September 10th, 2011

A study of the life of Alexander the Great and the people around him and those who opposed him is a fascinating study of a complex, brilliant, open hearted man who conquered so much territory that newly invaded peoples came to see him, as then did he, as a god. And that can undo any […]

Education and Democracy

Monday, July 25th, 2011

“Education and Freedom,” oxymoron that it is, is probably the most important issue of the day. The world we inhabit, and the one that will be inhabited by the next generation, is shaped by what future citizens learn during their most formative years. The school/teach/educate system exemplifies, and brainwashes young people, by being authoritarian, hierarchal, […]

The Cultural Narcissist – Lasch In An Age Of Diminishing Expectations

Friday, November 5th, 2010

“The new narcissist is haunted not by guilt but by anxiety. He seeks not to inflict his own certainties on others but to find a meaning in life. Liberated from the superstitions of the past, he doubts even the reality of his own existence. Superficially relaxed and tolerant, he finds little use for dogmas of […]

Constitution Activities – Tips to Engage Kids Through Song and Movement

Sunday, June 13th, 2010

Educators looking for constitution activities for children ages 9-12 may get inspired by this approach. It is a provocative inroad to the study of the constitution with a fun and practical outplay. Here are a few questions to consider in preparing your constitution activities: We the People Who are “We the People”? Who did the […]

The Snow Ball Psychological Techniques of Mass Media Brain Washing Effect

Wednesday, May 12th, 2010

My recent research on Freud’s theory of mind control shocked me, the techniques that are now used by advertising agencies, politicians and public relations for over 100 years to inject fear and pleasure as a psychological drug to create slave employees, increase massive traffic of consumerism in the world of so called democracy. Mass Media […]

Teaching Children About India

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

India is a great country in terms of culture and values. Children from all over the world will learn to be better human beings by learning about this country. The Republic of India is a South Asian country. It is the seventh largest and second most populous country in the world. It is also the […]

Ancient Greece – Political System

Sunday, December 13th, 2009

In 6th century Athens, three groups of inhabitants were created after the changes initiated by Solon. First there were the Pedinoi, i.e. the land-owning aristocrats who lived on their estates like forgotten feudal lords. The second group was the Paralioi, who worked in trade and shipping. Among their ranks, a new class was evolving on […]

Antique History, American Thoreau – Inspired Gandhi How to Free India

Wednesday, December 9th, 2009

The recent news may have been historic. As Emerson noted, while he and his friend Thoreau would read and discuss the ideas of the ages, others would shout loudly about another train derailment, or an uprising in the west, and other events that make the headlines for that day, but will be forgotten soon enough. […]

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