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Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish - and how current education culture works against them.

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Inspired by his educational illustrations from the old school brigding to the social media empathetic driven education of the new age.

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Cheri Dotterer's curator insight, May 15, 2013 8:09 AM

Ken will make you laugh....

Dyslexia, Dyspraxia, ADD, ADHD, LD, Autism (etc. conspiracy labels out there)  Education Tools & Info
Is it Dysteachia, is it Teaching Disability (borrowed terms), is there abnormal brain or is it the education system itself? Choose an empathetic teacher, a mentor, a life coach that can elevate you or maybe your parents for home-school/ UnSchool. CREATE. Collaborate. "The world needs the unique you...you have your birth name not label." Creation says, we are peculiar people, a royal generation in the hand of a great mysterious Creator of the universe. What about considering UnSchooling? What about trying home-schooling? What about Finland's education system? What about foods our kids eat? Eat food responsibly. Avoid eating lots of adulterated (processed) foods and genetically modified foods or GMO!  
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Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds

Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works -- sharing her ability to "think in pictures," which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids.

 

 

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BE INSPIRED, you would have watched this TED's talk by Temple Grandin by now? ... SUCH AN INSPIRATIONAL SPEECH ESPECIALLY IF ONE MEMBER OF OUR FAMILY HAS DYSLEXIA, LD, ADHD, OR AUTISM, ETC. I WONDER IF WE CAN ACTUALLY CUSTOMIZE EACH INDIVIDUAL SO-CALLED "NORMAL BRAINS" AND COME UP WITH "DIAGNOSE TERMS" LIKE THEM (dyslexia, dyspraxia, LD, ADHD, Autism, etc)  INSTEAD OF "NORMAL BRAIN"? (I capitalize those words because I'm shouting for those who are not empathetic to these people if only they listen and give their children, siblings, students or kids a second chance of hope...). 

 

Every one would have watched Temple Grandin's documentary film by now. It's moving and uplifting to know that a diagnosed autistic individual living testimony of Dr. Temple Grandin enabled her disadvantage as an advantage to be what she dreamed to be. Currently a great lecturer and speaker for those who she inspires in the world! She's amazing gifted woman indeed like any other unique individual out there!

 

I'm dedicated curating this page to understand and empathize my beloved younger sister how she's going through. She's our only sibling of five who's undiagnosed dyslexia. I empathize with families who have to go through this process lifetime and experiences every day. Each individual is genius to be uncovered, has great ability and strengths to focus on. My undiagnosed dyslexic sister has excellent memory for experiences and visual learner. She's a people person and could unreliably change your original story into her own version story upon relaying in the moment. She has an athletic ability and had won gold/silver medals unexpectedly when she competes for marathon from local sports events even to the national level despite her school teachers' corruption in financial terms whenever they have won a price.  Unfortunately my sister school offers lack of education on their reading difficulty in the Philippines. Basically, the local government don't support 100% why would they allow Special Education schools to mix "learning difficulty children with deaf children in one classroom? My sister knew she does not need "sign language" year after year at all, no wonder if you knew my sister from day one she went backwards on her reading abilities rather she would have moved forward by now. When she was pre-schooler level she could follow my mother to read the Bible in Ilocano translations. Sad and shameful to say this part because it has to be exposed for teachers who are just chasing money or preying on the defenseless instead of empowering  the Special Education system learners to let them rise or flourish in this fast changing world and quick learning dotcom generations! My sister has to leave school  as teachers never helped her much and disgustingly a male teacher also teasing her badly she's an old woman amongst the younger kids in her class. I hope teachers should learn from Sir Ken Robinson and alike on TED.com talks if you haven't heard of him yet...you'll understand what I'm talking about. 

http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html?qtwh=true

 

 

Further reading links: 

*** The Secret to Finland's Success With Schools, Moms, Kids—and Everything http://goo.gl/qpTQpsFinland

 

*** Phenomenon: Inside the World's Most Surprising School System http://goo.gl/E6fEOE

 

***"It is said that people who are dyslexic have a greater appreciation for color, tone, and texture. Dyslexics are incredibly visual, and have an acute sense of two-dimensional and three-dimensional form. So it should come as no surprise that artists like Leonardo da Vinci, Pablo Picasso, and Jackson Pollock are said to have had dyslexia." http://girlatthemirror.com/2012/03/the-gift-of-dyslexia/

 

*** "The old school system stops dyslexic, LD, etc. to excel...I totally agree!" Inspiring testimonial video of a Dyslexic http://youtu.be/GPhV9SyVmwA

 

***AUTISM- ULTRASOUND CONNECTION EXPOSE!  http://www.ultrasound-autism.org/

 

“If you can read this quote, pause for a moment and think for those who can't, then thank your mentors. ” ~Anonymous

 

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Melyssa Martinez's curator insight, March 11, 2013 10:42 AM

I really enjoyed her speech on autistic children of all ages. How we are able to understand their thinking in images and how delopmental ways they see things ;It is absoultely brilliant and insightful. We all have to realize naturally every child is diffrent under their spectrum and is unique in their own personality ....:)

The Bridge Movement's curator insight, January 25, 7:44 PM

Loved her books, and i value her insights #autism... @templeGrandin

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Husband of Mom Blogger Who Allegedly Tried to Kill Autistic Daughter Speaks Out - The Stir

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The Stir Husband of Mom Blogger Who Allegedly Tried to Kill Autistic Daughter Speaks Out The Stir Well Kelli Stapleton is finally up for trial for the attempted murder of her own daughter, and her husband has made his first public comments since...
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OCD, Compulsive Eaters And Addicts Share Common Pattern And Brain Structure - Science 2.0

PsychCentral.com OCD, Compulsive Eaters And Addicts Share Common Pattern And Brain Structure Science 2.0 People who engage in binge eating, substance abuse and obsessive compulsive disorder all share a common pattern of decision making and...
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Multifaceted Causes of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder - Brain Blogger (blog)

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Multifaceted Causes of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Brain Blogger (blog) Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder which is characterized by intrusive thoughts (obsessions) that result in worry and repetitive behaviors...

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Louis Theroux on America's Medicated Kids

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The documentary maker always sees the other side of the story, even when its parents drugging their kids
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Autism Symptoms & Early Signs: What to Look for in Babies, Toddlers & Children

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Guide to the early warning signs of autism and what you can do to help your child.
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Changing education paradigms

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In this talk from RSA Animate, Sir Ken Robinson lays out the link between 3 troubling trends: rising drop-out rates, schools' dwindling stake in the arts, and ADHD. An important, timely talk for parents and teachers.
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Study shines new light on consequences of preterm births | Living with Autism

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Researchers confirm the strong link between preterm birth and the risk of infant and young adult death, autism and ADHD.
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Don't write off children with dyslexia - Edarabia

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The findings suggested that the prevalence of features consistent with dyslexia is 17.6 per cent among female Emirati university students, that they experience these difficulties in both English and Arabic, and that they tend to choose courses ...
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We're About to Tell You the Secret to Creativity, and You May NOT Want to Sit Down - InformED

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A new Stanford study has revealed that people are 60 percent more creative when walking than when sitting, regardless of whether their environment is ind
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Voice of the Reader: The truth about Autism - The Southern

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Voice of the Reader: The truth about Autism
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This is information doctors won't tell you, but as a retired healthcare professional, I feel an ethical duty to expose. Have you ever wondered why there is now an epidemic of autism?

 

 

 

To the Editor:

This is information doctors won't tell you, but as a retired healthcare professional, I feel an ethical duty to expose.

Have you ever wondered why there is now an epidemic of autism? Current statistics seem to put the ratio anywhere from 1:88 to 1:50 children born today who will eventually fall somewhere along the autism spectrum.

At the same time, there has been an explosion in the ordering of prenatal ultrasounds, even in low-risk, healthy pregnancies. If you graph the rise in autism and graph the expanding push by doctors for sonograms, you would immediately notice the shocking parallels.

About 20 years ago. the FDA approved the increased intensity to parental ultrasounds eight-fold, to "get clearer pictures." Also, the rate of autism has risen alarmingly. Is this a coincidence? I don't believe so.

Unlike tragic, observable, prenatal results in years past--from x-rays or thalidomide--these precious babies are born today looking perfectly healthy. Their damage, if it has occurred, cannot be seen externally.

You can Google www.declineultrasound.org, or read Jennifer Margulis, excellent book: The Business of Baby or simply search: ultrasound-autism connection.

"Why haven't were heard of this before?" you're wondering. Answer: Probably because ultrasounds are a huge money maker for the medical industry!

If this letter has done nothing else, I hope it makes you think, ask lots of questions and do your own research. There's much reputable information there that's being kept from general public knowledge.

D.D. Schutz

Catlin

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More TRUTHS will expose!

 

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Louisiana ADHD increase among highest in nation - The Advocate

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Ode to a harried, happy, homeschooling mom - World Magazine

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My wife Cheryl is a homeschooling mom of eight children. Which means she can spit out state capitals and change a diaper faster than John Wayne could empty a six-shooter.
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Homeschool Movie | We're making a movie about homeschooling & need your help!

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RT @homeschoolmovie: 4,388 homeschool families took our survey. Help us reach 5,000: http://t.co/hyoOim1Uxk #homeschooling #unschooling
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Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and the Teen Brain - PsychCentral.com (blog)

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HOCD (Sexual Orientation OCD): Part Four – Denial | OCD Specialists

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Autism, sociality, and human nature | Somatosphere

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Israel Education: One Size Does Not Fit All - The Jewish Week

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Sydney Ideas: Creativity - Teaching the Teachers | Vivid Sydney

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Study shines new light on consequences of preterm births

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