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Repeating myths may make good stories, but it breeds confusion. See the ENCODE news.

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Repeating myths may make good stories, but it breeds confusion. See the ENCODE news.

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We previously did a Lessons from Past Predictions entry on year-to-year Arctic sea ice extent predictions.  However, we were recently alerted to an interesting longer-term Arctic sea ice prediction published in Science by Vinnikov et al.

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And since 2007 , John McCain changed his story to try to win the 2008 election. Follow the money. 

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The polar bear evolved from the brown bear about 600,000 years ago, according to new genetic data.

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So Harper is desperate to get this pipeline in and we are not even sure it is beneficial to Canadians. But lets not let data get in the way. right Stevie?

The Tyee – Economist Calls Gateway Pipeline an Inflationary ‘Threat’.

Interesting points:

1. lecturing very ineffective for most students [we have known this for a long time]

2. peer instruction as a form of student engagement is much more effective.

3. therefore students come to class with the information and concepts but use class time to engage the application.

4. difficulties arise with the scope of the content covered [amount – which in science is vast]

5. Q. does this matter? Can we dilute the ‘curriculum’ away from the memorization aspect [which is ineffective anyway] and move towards the big picture process parts.

6. Essentially: 1. find information 2. comprehend information 3. apply/use information

7. In other words: Learn how to Learn

Please listen to the podcast.

download.publicradio.org/podcast/americanradioworks/2011/lecturefull.mp3?_kip_ipx=785403225-1325509054.

I need to read. Maybe you do too.

 

North American mammal evolution tracks with climate change.

Simon Sinek on how great leaders inspire. Clue: Why!