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April 29, 2011:

Washington teen fakes pregnancy as school project (2 Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 2:38 PM

TOPPENISH, Wash. – A high school student who faked her pregnancy for six months as a social experiment stunned a student assembly this week by taking off the belly bundle.

Only a handful of people knew that 17-year-old Gaby Rodriguez wasn't really pregnant, including her mother, boyfriend and...

July 8, 2010:

Teens more productive when school starts later (No Comments)Posted in: News by NewsBot @ 8:18 PM

Teenagers. They're surly, lazy and moody — and it may not be entirely their fault. It turns out that starting the school day just 30 minutes later in the morning might help teenagers be more productive and decrease the chances of them oversleeping on weekends, according to a group of sleep scientists. "There are real, [...]

October 17, 2009:

The Socratic Method: Teaching by Asking Instead of by Telling (No Comments)Posted in: Commentary by SoulRiser @ 6:33 PM

The best way to explain something is to get the students to explain it to themselves... here's an example: The following is a transcript of a teaching experiment, using the Socratic method, with a regular third grade class in a suburban elementary school. The class was conducted on a Friday afternoon beginning at 1:30, late [...]

July 1, 2009:

Parents keep child's gender a secret (5 Comments)Posted in: News by Puchiko @ 9:46 AM

(June 29) - A Swedish couple's decision to keep their toddler's gender a secret is stirring debate, especially now that the parents are expecting a second child. "Pop" is 2 ½ years old, but so far only those who change the child's diapers know whether the youngster is a boy or a girl, TheLocal.se, an [...]

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