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Nature Study as Science

THE RELATION OF NATURE-STUDY TO SCIENCE Nature-study is not elementary science as so taught, because its point of attack is not the same; error in this respect has caused many a teacher to abandon nature-study and many a pupil to hate it. In elementary science the work begins with the simplest animals and plants and […]

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Writing notes by hand, an important life skill

Don’t take notes by laptop Research shows you only remember 5% of what you hear in a lecture, about 10% of what you read, but about 75% of what you learn when you practice what you’ve learned and 90% of what you learned about when you immediately go over it and tell somebody else about […]

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The Entire Legal Team Resigned

The Southern Poverty Law Center incorrectly labels Dr. Murray a “white nationalist…” “Angry protesters shouted down an eminent scholar and sent a female professor to the hospital. A crazed gunman entered a D.C. public policy shop and shot an employee before being disarmed. Someone mailed a suspicious white powder to a Scottsdale advocacy group, partially […]

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Nudibranchs, Coral, Crochet and Math

Nudibranchs may not be able to do math, but perhaps they are performing math: For your somewhat advanced students with a healthy curiosity about and interest in topics like marine biology, especially nudibranchs and coral), geometry, holograms.. and crochet! “Living in tropical coral reefs are species of sea slugs known as nudibranchs, adorned with flanges […]

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Bread and Famine, History Rhyming

History doesn’t repeat itself, but it rhymes, saids somebody (it’s often attributed to Mark Twain, but hasn’t been solidly traced to him) In a hungry Venezuela, buying too much food can get you arrested – The Washington Post And here: […]Venezuela does not produce its own wheat and instead relies on imports, which it sends […]

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