People who teach: Might their efforts be helped by what scientists have been discovering about the human brain? David Daniel thinks that is possible. But he believes it is at least as important for scientists to consider how they could benefit by listening to teachers.
It sounds pretty easy. Sit in a room, by yourself, with no distractions. Then just pay attention to your thoughts for 10 or 15 minutes. But apparently most of us cannot do it. Or, if we can, chances are good we will heartily dislike doing it. Those are the findings from an unusual new study.
Remember summer camp when you were a kid? What if, even though you’re now all grown up, you could not only experience all the fun of summer camp, but also got to walk away with a new perspective on life based on the plays of William Shakespeare ?
"Children who love to read have a step up in life.” Recent surveys show most of us believe that. But how do you get kids to love reading --or even willing to pick up a book while school is out? Is it possible that summer vacation might even be the perfect time for youngsters to discover a love for books?
What might it be like to have a famous author take you under his wing and say, “Here, I’ll help you write your novel”? In the new book Writing with the Master, Tony Vanderwarker tells all about such circumstance.
On first airing, the episode was titled “Teaching Children to Make Music.” The Virginia Association of Broadcasters has just honored it the as 2013’s best public radio, public affairs program in the commonwealth.