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  1. Jul 2018
  2. Jan 2017
    1. These causes may be environmental factors, such as a distracting testing environment or bias on the part of the teacher, or personal factors, such as lack of knowledge, ability, or failure to prepare adequately for the exam.

      Analyzing what environment works best definitely helps for studying, but the testing environment and classroom environment also play a role.

    1. Most schools do not staff, manage, transport, insure, or glorify sports teams, because, well, why would they?

      Speaking about other countries...

    1. Elyssa was looking for work and had a serious, albeit mind-numbing question to ask: "Now that I have my master's degree, what sorts of jobs are for me?" I haven't been able to accept a single assignment since.

      A.K.A. she was actually uneducated.

      I think it says a lot that somebody can get a Master's Degree and yet not know what job is good for her. It's actually quite sad...

    2. Were all these problems endemic to this one particular university, or were they representative of a much larger, more corrupt research culture?

      In reference to the whole paragraph.

    3. Elyssa performed well academically but was completely unable to express herself, both verbally and in writing. Interestingly, Mommy, not daughter, was writing all the checks, paying me upon pickup and delivery of each and every assignment.

      The parents have a role in this too. If the parents baby the child, the child will be unable to perform well.

    4. If I were to return to university in pursuit of an education degree, for example, I would invariably be required to begin this slackly sojourn with such courses as Introduction to Education 101.

      He's saying that it isn't always necessary to sit through classes. Some classes don't matter.

    5. The technology is limited, and anyone clever enough to edit and update an existing online paper will likely get away with academic fraud.

      In terms to Anti-Plagiarism Technology.

    6. Sites that masquerade as legitimate college resources have been proliferating exponentially, deeply entrenching themselves in the information highway. Five years ago, there were fewer than one hundred of these sites. Today, an innocent "Term Paper" search string on Yahoo reveals only the surface of this mammoth iceberg, yielding well over one million hits!

      So cheating and learning from technology is a fine line and people are using the technology more to cheat than to receive a better education?

      Seems like the laziness human nature kicking in.

    7. The Internet is, after all, a recognized research tool, not a societal subversion. In fact, it can be both.

      He means that technology is causing the downfall of society. But what in society is being subverted?

    8. all for one's learning or cheating convenience.

      Most use it for the cheating convenience.

    9. The university landscape of today is foreign terrain even to graduates of just ten years past. Many of the once indelible foundations of higher learning have been gnawed away, gradually rendered impotent, soon perhaps even obsolete. Libraries, books, teachers, and the classroom itself--all are facing extinction because of what promises to be a century of rampant technological change.

      Is technology to blame for the downfall of education? It certainly seems that a lot of people think so.

  3. Dec 2016
    1. although poor children are more likely to suffer an array ... of problems, the great majority of poor children are prepared to learn. at least when they begin school. Developmental delays and serious learning difficulties among children ages three to five are higher among poor than among middle- and upper-income children.... But over 75 percent of poor children ages 6-11 have never experienced significant developmental delays, or emotional troubles, or a learning disability in childhood.

      This is saying that it's not due to being low--class that kids aren't able to effectively learn.

    2. Ironically, adolescent African-American males living in impoverished neighborhoods are more likely to turn violent if schools bombard them with unearned praise.

      I don't know that I would use this but perhaps I might. This seems to be getting a little off topic.

    3. Those taught using the behavioral model received the highest scores not only in academics, but on self-esteem.

      It seems here that traditional education is the most effective way to teach a kid.

      Did we really get it right on the first try? And by opening up new ideas create less and less performance?

    4. The models then were categorized into three major types: holistically oriented classrooms prone to promote self-esteem, behaviorally oriented models emphasizing traditional basic instruction, and combination models that joined the other two.

      For the research on the different philosophical approaches to teaching kids effectively.

    5. However, when the same students were asked how they felt about their subject skills, the Americans exhibited a significantly higher self-evaluation of their academic prowess than their foreign peers.

      The American kids felt better about doing worse.

    6. they found practically no connection between self-esteem and any of the behaviors they studied.

      The behaviors being Teen Pregnancy, Drugs and Alcohol.

    7. Global self-esteem, though, is artificial. It requires active intervention on the part of teachers, parents, and other authority figures. It is more than mere encouragement -- something all children need. Instead, it involves tricking kids into thinking that anything and everything they do is praiseworthy.

      I know first hand what happens when you make a person feel like everything he/she does is right and justified.

    8. heightened global self-esteem can lead children to have "an exaggerated, though empty and ultimately fragile sense of their own powers ... [or] a distrust of adult communications and self-doubt."

      This is because Global Self-Esteem is just people telling a person that he/she should feel good about him/herself.

      With no accomplishment to back this up, it would definitely leave somebody feeling empty. However, I think that maybe the real problem is combating laziness. If a person can get a kid to feel bad about laziness, perhaps Earned self-esteem will be that much more rewarding.

    1. Page notes are notes about the article itself. Nothing gets highlighted, it's just a section for notes

  4. Dec 2015
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