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|Subject: Interesting education stories||Date: 10/20/2012 2:51 PM|
|Author: PucksFool||Number: 45870 of 61201|
Lindytoes you may want to pass these along to your daughter.
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.
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.
Why Learning Should Be Messy
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