15 MAR 2017 by ideonexus

 Games Allow Experimentation

One way to achieve genuine engagement in students is to provide them with the opportunity to experiment with scenarios in which they can examine complex issues and interactions. Games provide a safe and interactive way for kids to engage with complex ideas, put themselves in others’ roles and analyze issues from a perspective different from their own. This gives game-based learning incredible potential to provide students with a reason to engage with difficult content and to feel invested i...
Folksonomies: game-based learning
Folksonomies: game-based learning
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Let’s play! Transforming My Teaching to Match My Students Miranda Salguero

20 DEC 2014 by ideonexus

 Kindness and Generosity Make for Long Lasting Relationships

Throughout the day, partners would make requests for connection, what Gottman calls “bids.” For example, say that the husband is a bird enthusiast and notices a goldfinch fly across the yard. He might say to his wife, “Look at that beautiful bird outside!” He’s not just commenting on the bird here: he’s requesting a response from his wife — a sign of interest or support — hoping they’ll connect, however momentarily, over the bird. The wife now has a choice. She can respond ...
Folksonomies: mindfulness relationships
Folksonomies: mindfulness relationships
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21 JUN 2014 by ideonexus

 The Concept of "Parachurches"

These two seemingly opposite religious organizations, the conservative, evangelical Christian Broadcasting Network and the liberal, new age Association for Research and Enlightenment, in fact share a similar social positioning in that their core philosophies are religious or metaphysical in nature but their institutions are secular in design; they are part business, part charity, and part educational facility. As parachurches, these non-denominational religious organizations offer religious o...
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These are part religious organization, part business.

09 MAY 2012 by ideonexus

 On Atoms Sharing Electrons

Saying that each of two atoms can attain closed electron shells by sharing a pair of electrons is equivalent to saying that husband and wife, by having a total of two dollars in a joint account and each having six dollars in individual bank accounts, have eight dollars apiece!
Folksonomies: metaphor intuition
Folksonomies: metaphor intuition
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The idea that by sharing electrons they close their shells seems absurd.