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Safe Social Learning Environment Designed to Engage Students

Schoolwires is launching Nimbus, a safe social learning environment that is designed to foster student engagement so that districts can extend participatory learning in and beyond the traditional classroom in support of student success and 21st century learning skills.    

Friday, 18 November 2011 14:01
 
History Repeats: "Feeling Deprived"

“Occupy Wall Street” enters a month now and it has sparked global rallies.  2011 seems to be a year of change, where globally the call has been for end of traders ruling the country.   

Wednesday, 19 October 2011 09:55
 
Nationalism: Driver of Human Passions for War

The concept of nationality rates a poor fourth, after economics, religion and race, as a driver of the human passions that lead mankind into war.  That first place given to economics, the control of the resources necessary to sustain not merely life, but a certain lifestyle, means that currently the only true citizen of the globe is money.   

Monday, 03 October 2011 00:00
 
The theory behind Montessori education

Dr. Maria Montessori is indeed a pioneer in the field of early childhood education. Based on 21 years of observing the child with the objective of understanding its true nature and the conditions that would be conducive for the child to blossom along the right developmental track, Dr. Maria Montessori made some very important and ground breaking discoveries. 

Thursday, 29 September 2011 00:00
 
Should children have a say in family decisions?

Children should absolutely have a say in family decisions.  The parents must do their jobs as parents, of course, and make rules for their children's health and well-being, but parents should not be dictators.    

Friday, 16 September 2011 00:00
 
Discovery of Celendrical Date Line

The earliest records of the Celendrical (international) date line, the point upon the Earth where today inextricably becomes tomorrow, are found in the bemused writings of perplexed explorers from the 16th century. An expedition led by Magellan arrived in the Cape Verde islands on, to them, a Wednesday, only to find that on the islands, it was Thursday.   

Monday, 22 August 2011 00:00
 
College Admission Officers look up Facebook and Twitter Profile

It is not just prospective employers who are resorting to social media profiles of prospective employees to check them out.    

Tuesday, 02 August 2011 00:00
 
The American Way or the Asian Way?

“Tiger Mom” Amy Chua is a name that has been doing the rounds in several discussion boards across the country.  

Monday, 01 August 2011 00:00
 
Perception vs. reality: Do we really get what democracy means?

Democracy:  A means to an end, not an end in itself. 

Tuesday, 18 January 2011 00:00
 
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