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Update: Children of the Code: CHANGING TRAJECTORIES – the Final Chapter

“CHANGING TRAJECTORIES” is the final chapter of Phase I of COTC and includes our suggestions and tips for improving the learning trajectories of struggling readers.

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When Learning Hurts – Toxic Learning

What and how students learn can have toxic effects on how well they learn thereafter. It’s vitally important that educators understand this.

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Our government is what our population has learned it to be.

Our national political conversation is devoid of even mentioning the central issue that, within two decades, will most determine our nation’s fate: our most distinctive competency – our only long term competitive advantage – our collective intelligence.

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Re: Microsoft’s ‘National Talent Strategy’ & “Race to the Future’ = Greater Investment in STEM.

I am all for STEM but I think we’d have a greater net number of STEMers if we focused our main efforts on getting more kids READY to learn their way into STEM.

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Obama vs. Romney, The Great Debate: The Mission of Education in 21st Century America

How a president envisions the role of education in shaping the future of America is a telling indicator of his or her core beliefs, philosophies, economic theories, values, morals, and ethics.

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Is Inequality A Matter of Choice?

The attribution of choice lies at the heart of virtually all forms of social inequality and what might also be called “self-inequality”. How we hold ourselves responsible for our choices forms much of the basis for how proud or ashamed of ourselves we are. How we hold others responsible for their choices forms much of […]

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IQ Learning

Working Memory: IQ is not fixed. For better and worse, learning changes IQ. Because intelligence both shapes and is shaped by learning our conversation about the plasticity of IQ is another case in point for: “I” become the “me” I learn to be.

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Re: Wiring the brain, through experience

In response to a Harvard University release summarized by Brain Mysteries: Re: Wiring the brain, through experience Whether our brain’s ‘wiring’ starts minimal and extends through learning or starts maximal and is pruned by learning is less important to our common understanding than ‘getting’ that (to a profoundly significantly degree) our brain’s wiring is learned.   

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“Our problems are man-made” but “we” didn’t create them and “we” can’t solve them…

This is in response to David Roberts’ article: “Getting used to being in charge of the planet”   David Roberts (DR):  “the decisions made by people alive today will determine the fate of life on Earth for centuries to come” Yes. And, it’s always been true that what each generation profoundly affects the generations that follow.  The […]

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Re: Can an Algorithm Write a Better News Story Than a Human Reporter?

A company has developed software that can compete with human authors in writing news stories. Education Week (4-12-12) put out a similar story about a computer competing with college professors at scoring essays. Extreme Tech carried a story (Will an IBM computer be your next mayor?) about the use of IBM’s Watson to manage the […]

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