There are many assumptions about homeless people. Perhaps the most common is that all of them are too lazy to work. Having been there myself and having worked with many others in the same situation, I have to say that for the vast majority of homeless people, the assumption that they are lazy is dead wrong. Higher education typically involves work towards a degree-level or foundation degree qualification. In most developed countries, a high proportion of the population (up to 50%) now enter higher education at some time in their lives. Higher education is therefore very important to national economies , both as a significant industry in its own right and as a source of trained and educated personnel for the rest of the economy.
Ptolemy ordered the construction of the library, which contained over 700,000 scrolls of work. There was also a rule that all ships passing through the Alexandrian harbor had to declare if they had any works of science or philosophy. If they did, the work was copied and placed in the library, and the captain would receive the original copy back. Because of this accumulation of knowledge, many great discoveries took place in the library. For example, Eratosthenes calculated the circumference of the earth and drew up plans for steam power. Today we have many libraries all over the world with billions of works of literature, but the first library in the world was the library of Alexandria.
Being graded in school can actually be quite degrading. Assigning a quality value to a young human being is simply not humanistic. Being graded all the time is actually crippling the students. People learn the most from their mistakes, but mistakes are the worst thing one could do in the context of contemporary schools. We are rewarding following blindly, instead of thinking, risking, evaluating and creating. The best way to get the good grades is to do things exactly in the way you are told to.
I saw the infomercial on TV about this program and I wanted to purchase it because it looked very interesting, but OMG! when I called the number on the screen, they wanted to sell me everything, so I canceled the whole order. The saleswoman was doing her sales pitch and tricked me to buy more stuff,. She also placed more than one order in my account that I didn’t ask for. I don’t know if the program works or not, but with that kind of sales pitch, I am discouraged and disappointed.
Students need to plan their game before they start creating it. They should think about the type of game that they want to create, its design, and its rules. I ask my students to describe how the game works and to create a rough sketch of the finished product on a piece of paper before they start working on the real game.
I have recently met a colleague from South Africa shared with me the education in SA, and it saddened me to know how the education system in SA has deteriorated. Care to write a hub on that ? It will be an eye-opening write-up for many of us from outside SA.