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Subject:  Interesting education stories Date:  10/20/2012  2:51 PM
Author:  PucksFool Number:  45870 of 117584

Lindytoes you may want to pass these along to your daughter.

Listen #1
Dr Judy Willis applies new knowledge in neuroscience to develop better learning strategies for children. She's found that using video games can be a powerful way to engage young people in effective and enjoyable learning, and mindfulness plays a part too. These techniques are also being employed in the Shaping Brains program in Queensland with some encouraging results.

Listen #2
Episode 411: Why Preschool Can Save The World

On today's show, we meet a self-described robber baron who decided to spend his billions on finger paint and changing tables. We revisit decades-long studies that found preschool made a huge difference in the lives of poor children. And we talk to a Nobel prize-winning economist who says that spending public money on preschool produces a huge return on investment.

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Why Learning Should Be Messy

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