Tagged with Education

Learning Lessons from Disney

This rather chilling video demonstrates through video clips and interviews that children’s programming can have a profound effect on them, from predisposing them to subliminal messages to changing their entire worldview. The depth of dark manipulation by Disney is a definite must-see for parents and professionals alike.  Related "Muzzy Mouse" Squeaks His Last Ok, I […]

Positive Deception

Positive deception is when you change the parameters so that you don’t have to lie. Throwing the ball easy to a little kid so that he succeeds and develops a good attitude toward the game. Giving every kid a trophy so they don’t get discouraged. Putting everyone in the school on the Honor Roll so […]

Are Autistics really UberGeeks?

Genius May Be an Abnormality: Educating Students with Asperger’s Syndrome, or High Functioning Autism Center for the Study of Autism – Temple Grandin neurodiversity.com – Temple Grandin’s Hug Machine THINKING IN PICTURES Geek Syndrome  Related Educating Autistics Asperger’s dropped from revised diagnosis manual | General Headlines |… HBO – Temple Grandin HBO has made a […]

Talent, a Lifer, or a Mandarin?

I’m a Mandarin! You’re an intellectual, and you’ve worked hard to get where you are now. You’re a strong believer in education, and you think many of the world’s problems could be solved if people were more informed and more rational. You have no tolerance for sloppy or lazy thinking. It frustrates you when people […]

Blogthings – Who Were You In High School?

I’m not so sure about this. I hung out at the computer lab, all right, but I was definitely not an A scholar. I didn’t do homework, I cut just about every class to go to the computer lab. This was 1973-74, btw. There weren’t any home computers yet. Brainy Kid In high school, you […]

Democrats and “Elitism”

In the current political usage, “elite” usually means “educated” in the sense of being well-rounded intellectually. THAT is what we are struggling with. It’s people who want to learn it for themselves vs. people who would rather take someone else’s word for it. Spirituality vs. blind faith. Evolution vs. stagnancy. Proactive vs. reactive. We’re back […]

Mathematics vs. Religion

The good Christian should beware of mathematicians and all those who make empty prophecies. The danger already exists that the mathematicians have made a covenant with the Devil to darken the spirit and to confine man in the bonds of Hell … –Saint Augustine (heh heh heh) SSDD, huh? Feb 11 1988, 12:43 pm in […]

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