“What’s lost as handwriting fades?” asks a NYT article. Apparently, more than anticipated by those who assume that handwriting should no longer be taught in school. Neuroscientists now provide some clues as to why handwriting seems to influence learning in … Continue reading
“It takes 10,000 hours of practice to truly master a skill.” This is the much-quoted statement by Professor of Psychology K. Anders Ericsson, Florida State University. His conclusion that experts in a given field have clocked around 10,000 to gain … Continue reading
“If you want to be rich, you have to have a rich man’s vocabulary. Words can make you rich, or can make you poor.” Robert Kiyosaki, author of the popular book Rich Dad, Poor Dad.
International English: Interesting blog post by Richard Flynn of UsingEnglish.com fame “The status of English as an international language is long established and, for the foreseeable future, unlikely to be greatly challenged. However, I believe that to make it genuinely international, … Continue reading
A large study involving 3,000 students has shown that in about 10% of children their problems with academic achievement were actually due to a lack of working memory capacity. http://www.physorg.com/news123404466.html While the article laments that teachers often fail to assess … Continue reading