by Katherine Reilly
Throughout history, numerous methods of teaching have been adopted in class; the most controversial of which, ‘Rote Learning’. Why is this method of teaching despised by modern educators? Does it have any merits? Should it be abolished completely? Below, we will examine the aspects of this teaching method as well as evaluate the benefits of modern teaching techniques such as the development of critical thinking.
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In these trying times, one must not forget the value of a book and the importance of broadening our horizons.
Inspire your children to grab a book or even better, read it to them. Try to take advantage of the time you have with them to not only bond, but to ignite their imagination and most importantly, encourage them to pursue their dreams.
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by Adriane Thrash
Saturday morning, it’s 70 degrees as the sun moves up. Cackling seagulls fly overhead, and the smell of clean laundry comes from a next-door balcony. Three weeks after the first COVID case was diagnosed here, the surreal pace of life under semi-quarantine continues. The constant ticker-tape of numbers rolls along: number of new cases, number of intubations, number of deaths. Our viral ‘market-watch’ runs the gamut from the extraordinary to the mundane: respirators, anti-viral drugs, gowns-masks-and-gloves, acetominophen, mouthwash, alcohol and toilet paper. Continue reading “What one European country may have done right.”