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What did Amy Chua actually mean to say?

And we’re back.  We’ll comment on today’s NYTimes Magazine focus on the brain next week.  Meantime, during all of the Tiger Mom hoo-ha, did you read the book yourself? If you didn’t, did you ever wonder what message SHE wanted you to get?  Our friends at NAIS posted this graphic recording of her conference speech on their Facebook page (April 17th).

NAIS FACEBOOK PAGE

Amy Chua Graphic

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A Note from the Editor: Weekly Email set-up

EdFive subscribers – we’re still working through limitations of a using a free website.  We recommend that you set email notification to weekly on Mondays. We’re trying to determine optimal post times so that you receive the all-inclusive weekly email rather than five separate emails.  This week we’ll start posting on Sunday nights…

The app version is still in development. Stay tuned and thanks for subscribing!  EF

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Ken Robinson: ADHD & Changing Education Paradigms

[This is a repost from November; particularly relevant to this week’s ADD focus] Is ADHD a myth? Why does it occur more on the east coast?  And how can animation spice up a lecture? [EF]

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.

Link to video: RSA Animate – Changing Education Paradigms

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Artsonia Kids Art Museum — The Largest Student Art Gallery on the Web!

**Editor’s Note: use of this website is free, but there are commercial implications.**

With Artsonia, teachers can build a gallery of their students’ art projects. The website lets family and friends log on to see the children’s art. Friends and relatives can comment on students’ work, which is posted with their first name and an ID number. They can also sign up to get alerts when their students’ new masterpieces are uploaded. Anyone can purchase coffee mugs, key chains, and other items featuring the artwork. Items are often given as a holiday, Mother’s Day, or Father’s Day gift. Schools earn 15 percent when parents purchase custom keepsakes with their child’s artwork.

Artsonia Kids Art Museum — The Largest Student Art Gallery on the Web!.

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