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Edu-Tech’s Brave New World – How Education Software is Being Designed to Hijack Children’s Brains

“Many parents intuitively understand that ubiquitous glowing screens are having a negative effect on kids. But it’s even worse than we think. Recent brain imaging research is showing that they affect the brain’s frontal cortex — which controls executive functioning, … Continue reading

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Education of the Spirit

  Did we perhaps take a wrong turn in public education when the spiritual nature of children was no longer acknowledged, when their inner lives and feelings were no longer respected and prioritized? Yes, there needs to be a separation … Continue reading

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Ready for a New Way of Thinking?

“We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking if mankind is to survive.”  ~Albert Einstein If you turn on the news, the human species seems to be at a crisis point. Poverty, racism, political division, ecological destruction, social instability and other seemingly “unsolvable” problems appear to be getting … Continue reading

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Why I Think This World Should End – Prince Ea (full transcript)

Full text transcript for Prince Ea’s powerful new video “Why I Think This World Should End,” released on September 8, 2014. “The world is coming to an end. The air is polluted, the ocean’s contaminated. The animals are going extinct. … Continue reading

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24 Human Character Strengths and Core Virtues

“The Character Strengths and Virtues (CSV) handbook of human strengths and virtues by Christopher Peterson and Martin Seligman, represents the first attempt on the part of the psychological research community to identify and classify the positive psychological traits of human beings. The CSV identifies six classes … Continue reading

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Children Need to Be Free to Learn

“Education is the kindling of a flame, not the filling of a vessel.” ~Socrates Children are born to be curious, sociable, skillful, joyful and empathetic. Their minds are creative and flexible, their hearts trusting and open. They come into the … Continue reading

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The De-Regulation of Everything

Recently, I showed a documentary called “Food, Inc” to one of my college classes. It outlines the current situation with the food industry in the United States. Turns out that a handful of companies currently control almost everything, including government agencies … Continue reading

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THOUGHTS FROM WITHIN by Woody Harrelson 

I sometimes feel like an alien creature for which there is no earthly explanation Sure I have human form walking erect and opposing digits, but my mind is upside down. I feel like a run-on sentence in a punctuation crazy world. and I see the world around … Continue reading

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Helen Keller vs. The Robber Barons

The following ideas were shared by Helen Keller at the beginning of the last century, in response to the wealthy industrialists that dominated society at that time… “We differ, blind and seeing, one from another, not in our senses, but … Continue reading

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Are Chicago’s School Closings Really a Land Grab?

“What we have been living for three decades is frontier capitalism, with the frontier constantly shifting location from crisis to crisis, moving on as soon as the law catches up. ” ― Naomi Klein, Shock Doctrine By Christopher Chase Last Spring, when … Continue reading

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