Falling off the educational ladder

Brazilian schools have it all for students — except accreditation By JUN HONGO Staff writer KAMISATO, Saitama Pref. — Toshio Saito’s school for Japanese-Brazilian children in Kamisato, Saitama Prefecture, is equipped with a computer room, wall-size projection screens to aid lecturers and an 80 million yen gym with indoor soccer field and two basketball courts. … More Falling off the educational ladder

Most languages not used in education, regrets UNESCO’s Director-General

19-02-2007 (UNESCO) “Education uses less than a quarter of all languages” states UNESCO’s Director-General on the occasion of International Mother Language Day. He is therefore launching an appeal for national and regional language strategies to be promoted so as to build a harmonious environment for all the world’s languages. Over half of them are otherwise … More Most languages not used in education, regrets UNESCO’s Director-General

Some Types Of Cocoa Could Improve Brain Function

 Article Date: 19 Feb 2007 – 0:00 PST A number of scientific studies suggest that some types of cocoa contain substances that could enhance blood flow in the brain and improve brain function.An international panel of scientists presented their findings yesterday at the annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). … More Some Types Of Cocoa Could Improve Brain Function

Why Praise Can Be Bad for Kids

While Specific Praise Can Be Good, Too Much Praise Can Bring Down Kids’ Performance Feb. 15, 2007 — “Wow, you got an A without even studying.” “Your drawing is wonderful — you’re my little Picasso.” “Keep it up and you’ll be the next Peyton Manning.” If you’re like most parents, you offer praise to your … More Why Praise Can Be Bad for Kids

Praise Can Bring Down Performance

“Contrary to popular belief, praising children’s intelligence did not give them confidence and did not make them learn better,” said Carol Dweck, a professor of developmental psychology at Stanford University and author of “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success.” Her surprising research, which she has repeated with hundreds of kids from all socioeconomic backgrounds, was … More Praise Can Bring Down Performance