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Volume #2   Issue #14

ISSN: 0219-7642    Apr 30, 2004

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>> EDITORIAL

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>> FEATURE ARTICLE

What is Unschooling?

Steven discussed the traditional schooling approach versus the unschooling approach, also known as "natural learning" or "experienced-based learning". Read on to his insight look on this alternative approach to schooling. 

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Becoming a "Wiz" at Brain-Based Teaching : How to Make Every Year Your Best Year
By Marilee Sprenger
Average Customer Review - 5 Stars

The key features of this book include: Straightforward discussion about memory pathways, learning styles, and multiple intelligences. Extensive examples from real  school situations where brain research has been applied. Tactics for immediately putting brain-based information to work in the classroom. Concrete techniques for using music, teams, rapport building, and brain-state changes to stimulate  student learning.

 

Brain-Based Learning with Class
By Colleen Politano, Joy Paquin
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>> LATEST BRAINY NEWS


Omega Enriched Canadian Milk Called World First
CTV.ca News Apr 14, 2004

A Canadian dairy giant has started selling milk from cows fed partly with herring -- a trick that enriches the milk with DHA, a nutrient crucial to young children. This is the first time that scientists have found a way to add DHA to milk. DHA has previously been added to omega-3 eggs and some breakfast cereals. 

DHA, or docosahexaenoic acid, is one of three omega-3 fatty acids. Many researchers say it's the most crucial one for brain development.


Exercising Your Brain As Well
HealthNewsDigest.com Apr 26, 2004

Recent research shows that the brains of highly educated people have more brain cell connections (dendrite branching) than those who either had lower educational achievement or did not practice mental exercises which involved learning or thinking (crossword puzzles) etc. What this is basically saying is that if we challenge our minds intellectually, we may continue to grow brain matter.


Building Baby's Brain with Exercise: Why infant exercise makes sense in early learning
eMediaWire Apr 24, 2004

Research shows that early movement and sensory experiences lay the foundation for higher learning but too many infants are missing out on this vital developmental input. 


Study: Apples May Aid Memory
Boston Herald Mar 5, 2004

A couple of apples a day may help keep dementia away says a University of Massachusetts at Lowell researcher who found the fruit protects against age-related brain disorders in mice.


The Abacus Tool to Overall Excellence
The Telegraph Apr 21, 2004

The aim is whole brain development by activating the right cells, to inculcate lifetime skills in the child. Apart from skills like speed and accuracy, things like handwriting and drawing talent also improve, the aptitude for chemistry formulae grows and as a result of better concentration, the interest in subjects is more and even confidence levels increase.


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