The College "Manifesto"
I have always been one to keep checklists for everything I do, every day. I develop one at the end of each day for the next and mark each item off as I proceed just to make sure I do not forget an important item or an important person. Now, as I read Malcolm Gladwell's, Checklist Manifesto, I find that a checklist can actually ensure that you don't make mistakes as often as you might otherwise. Researchers have actually developed checklists for surgeons to use to ensure th
The Difference Between Boys and Girls
I just finished a fascinating article about the difference that movement makes on little boys; especially boys in first grade. First grade is the year when most children are learning to read. The article appeared in Time magazine's special edition on The Science of Childhood.Belinda Luscombe writes that running around, like little ones do is actually beneficial to their reading and math. The benefits in boys can be documented up to two years later. Little girls are unaffected