So, apparently Luke Skywalker really can’t read. And there is a reason for this. A weirdly logical reason as well. It will blow your mind when you read this essay in the book and realize how undeniable this shocking assertion is. Also, Back to the Future (I-III) is full of paradoxes that can confuse a person. […]
Project-Based Learning (PBL) is a teaching strategy that empowers students to learn by engaging them in inquiry-based learning. Vanessa Vega composed a list of four characteristics of well-done PBL: students learning knowledge to tackle realistic problems as they would be solved in the real world increased student control over his or her learning teachers serving […]
This week I had a tough assignment. I had to debate the question, ‘should schools teach things that can be googled?’ I was arguing the agree side of this debate and I found it challenging to say the least. I enjoyed researching the science behind how people learn and the importance of meta-cognition in the ways […]
Benjamin Bloom an American educational psychologist laid down a concept with the intention of providing skills to the students rather than the content. This concept is being widely used in the foreign countries and has effectively changed the quality of education provided to the students. The aim shifts from teacher-oriented classroom to student-oriented classroom. Bloom’s […]
Simply Awesome A while back we were in a restaurant. After I placed my order the waitress responded with, “Excellent”. I didn’t know if I had ordered an excellent meal or if I did so in an excellent manner, but it was nice to know that I had achieved something at a high standard. After […]
The primary goal of the authors of this article was to compare the effectiveness of cognitive behavioral therapy as a treatment for three eating disorders—purging and non-purging bulimia nervosa and binge eating disorder.
These three eating disorders all have something in common, as they are all classified as mental disorders. Because these disorders share some common ground, the researchers wanted to look at where they differed—in this case, how people suffering from these eating disorders differed in treatment response to cognitive behavioral therapy and how the rates of dropout from treatment differed.
It was explained in the background section that clinical differences between people diagnosed with these three disorders have been studied but differences in treatment responses have never been formally investigated. The authors hypothesized that the subjects with binge eating disorder would show the most improvement from the CBT treatment along with the lowest dropout rate, while they predicted that subjects with purging bulimia would show the least improvement from the treatment along with the highest dropout rate. Subjects with non-purging bulimia were predicted to have dropout and treatment success rates somewhere between the rates for the other two groups.
The primary findings of the authors was that, among the subjects that completed the full CBT program, there was the highest number of patients in full remission from the binge eating disorder group. There were fewer patients in full remission from both of the bulimia groups (the rates were similar between these two groups). They also found that there was a higher dropout rate from the treatment program among the patients with binge eating disorder compared to the patients with bulimia. The treatment dropout rates were similar for patients with purging and non-purging bulimia. It is important to note that the researchers took other factors into account… Here’s the full essay.
Writing, speaking, and listening are three ways people use to express their feelings, emotions, beliefs, and opinions. All three work together to make the process possible. In order to listen, somebody needs to speak or write, and in order to be heard somebody needs to listen. Listening can help you learn as well as show respect to the speaker. When a person speaks or writes what they truly believe the listener can learn while listening with no judgment. It is important to express your beliefs if you ever want them to be listened too and taught.
Every person has his or her own opinions. Sometimes people don’t want to speak about topics that cause controversy such as, racism, government problems, illegal immigration, religion, war, homosexuality and many other controversial issues. It takes a strong and determined person to speak the truth and share their opinions about something they believe in. Some opinions on those topics can be seen as wrong. People can easily have the complete opposite opinion on something someone else says. Writing and speaking about controversial topics or even simple things can take courage but it can also be a kind of therapy for the person. People often use writing as a way to express ideas that they are afraid to speak about. When someone shares their opinions, they want people to hear and understand what they believe. They want people to learn and even agree with the things they believe. A person writes or speaks so people can listen and learn and in the best outcome, agree.
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I was reminded this morning of just how lucky I really am. I woke up and begrudged the last 10 days of school. It was slow going getting ready, I dragged my feet packing my lunch, and it was with very little optimism that I thought today would go by fast. We are 2 days away […]
I just asked a Year 10 student to turn his music off while he was working on a history presentation that is due tomorrow. He said, “I bet you don’t even know that song.” “I might,” I answered. “What song was it?” “The Battle of New Orleans” by Johnny Horton. Whoa. That stopped me. This […]
This is an English language lesson about practice of past simple verbs ending in –ed. There is a lot of confusion among language students when to pronounce the –ed ending. There are a number of complex rules which most students find difficult to comprehend and learn in their general learning of English. The simple way […]