Category Archives: education

Oral History Workshop

I spend Saturday at this workshop. I hoped the workshop would help me find ways to collect stories I can use. But the workshop is about collecting archive quality interviews for future researchers. Certainly an admirable act; however, for each … Continue reading

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Everyone is ignoring the most interesting result from Finland’s basic income experiment | TreeHugger

There is a narrative that if we help people by providing social security benefits; they just become lazy. Is this true? Well, maybe not. The results of a Finnish Study trialing a universal benefit, showed that the recipients found work … Continue reading

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Book Notes: Sea Change

I have always understood the challenges we face with environmental pollution. That was the topic of my first speech in Miss Lamason’s class in 1967. I was six years old. Since that time I have read and studied environmental science … Continue reading

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Seven Ways to Feel More in Control of Your Life

This is useful and i am working on this. I encourage you to read this and practice at least one of the seven ways. Kia Toa, Kia Ngakaunui Developing greater agency can help you make important life decisions and feel … Continue reading

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Student climate change protests: best of the banners – in pictures | Media | The Guardian

This is what hope looks like. Kia Toa, Kia Ngakaunui The best banners and placards from Friday’s student climate change protests across the world Source: Student climate change protests: best of the banners – in pictures | Media | The … Continue reading

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Singing for science: How the arts can help students who struggle most — ScienceDaily

When I was a High-School teacher, I had a lesson where I taught the physical state of gasses, liquids, and solids; we began the class with an exercise where the students stood in a tight rigid organized group (solid), then … Continue reading

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Chemistry Department University Of Canterbury

I graduated with my Ph.D. in March 1990, almost thirty years ago. I haven’t been back to Canterbury University since. Sadly my supervisor, Professor Micheal Hartshorn, passed away, about a year ago. Going back; bought mixed feelings. I had no … Continue reading

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(1) Climate strike: Students walk out of classes as part of global protest – live | Environment | The Guardian

I am hopeful that finally we will begin change. It’s been years now, telling students we know what we need to do, the barrier is having the political will. These protests give me hope that that time is finally today. … Continue reading

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Meet the neuroscientist shattering the myth of the gendered brain | Science | The Guardian

This is important to understand. Why asking whether your brain is male or female is the wrong question Source: Meet the neuroscientist shattering the myth of the gendered brain | Science | The Guardian

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(85) Curiosity Is Your Super Power | Spencer Harrison & Jon Cohen | TEDxLosGatos – YouTube

This week I have been searching Harvard Business Magazine for ideas to provoke my students. Typically they are not curious. this may help them understand how important curiosity is.

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