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ADD/ADHD and Creativity: Is There a Link?

Attention Deficit Disorder (ADD) and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) are two of the most commonly diagnosed disorders in children and can often carry on into adulthood. The symptoms could pretty much be used to describe any child: hyperactivity, inattention, impulsiveness. Though never formally diagnosed, I myself have always suspected to be a member of […]

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Stacked Ranking: Bad for Microsoft, Good for Teachers?

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“One of the most valuable things I learned,” a Microsoft engineer told Vanity Fair’s Kurt Eichenwald regarding his tenure with the company, “was to give the appearance of being courteous while withholding just enough information from colleagues to ensure they didn’t get ahead of me in the rankings.”  The unnamed employee was interviewed for Eichenwald’s […]

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Branching Out from STEM: Getting Kids Interested In Science, Technology & Math

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STEM, an acronym for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, is an abbreviation most commonly associated with teaching these subjects in schools, and, inevitably, how American kids are falling behind worldwide when it comes to these subjects.  There are lamentable gaps in STEM proficiency associated with gender and economic status.  Standardized testing isn’t working – kids […]

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Teach The Quest, Not The Test: IQ Testing Doesn’t Determine Kids’ Success

We’ve all heard the old adage, attributed to Einstein, that says, “genius is 1% inspiration, and 99% perspiration”. It’s a cute slogan that’s very tee shirt ready, but a new study has come out that puts some serious scientific backing behind the quip. Published by the Child Development Journal, the study, conducted in Germany, analyzed […]

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Salman Khan’s Virtual Education Revolution

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The affable young man in the orange sweater scans his audience with wide eyes, his face twitching as he suppresses a huge smile. Salman Khan shows all the signs of knowing a fantastic secret that will change the lives of everyone who listens, and he’s thrilled to be able to share his secret with the […]

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