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Why Writing By Hand Could Make You Smarter
"Scientists are discovering that learning cursive is an important tool for cognitive development, particularly in training the brain to learn ’
functional specialization’—that is, the capacity for optimal efficiency. 
In the case of learning cursive writing, the brain develops functional specialization that integrates both sensation, movement control, and thinking. Brain imaging studies reveal that multiple areas of brain become co-activated during the learning of cursive writing of pseudo-letters, as opposed to typing or just visual practice.”

Such a wonderful article explaining even further (than the posted content) on WHY cursive actually IS an important lesson to learn. I’ve always felt this way just never had a way to put it into words.
TL;DR; Instead of testing students on knowledge, let’s go back to teaching them how to acquire knowledge.

Why Writing By Hand Could Make You Smarter

"Scientists are discovering that learning cursive is an important tool for cognitive development, particularly in training the brain to learn ’ functional specialization’—that is, the capacity for optimal efficiency.

In the case of learning cursive writing, the brain develops functional specialization that integrates both sensation, movement control, and thinking. Brain imaging studies reveal that multiple areas of brain become co-activated during the learning of cursive writing of pseudo-letters, as opposed to typing or just visual practice.”

Such a wonderful article explaining even further (than the posted content) on WHY cursive actually IS an important lesson to learn. I’ve always felt this way just never had a way to put it into words.

TL;DR; Instead of testing students on knowledge, let’s go back to teaching them how to acquire knowledge.

Filed under cursive common core teacher learning handwriting

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Why Are We Here?

Do you think that bird sitting on that limb over there knows who is currently President of the United States?

Of course not, right?

This is my starting point for the universal question,”Why are we here?” We are simply not built to know. Unlike that bird, during this point on the timeline of ALL THINGS, we humans have evolved enough to be self aware.

Our desperation for understanding this universal question in order to feel complete and less alone is very strong.

Enter religions. All of them.

The creation and successfulness of religion and the belief in a higher power, to me, is an unproven blanket of hope that calms many cultures into believing they have that answer. Due to our acceptance of mortality, religion is a coping mechanism our primitive minds (in the picture of all things yet unseen) require in this phase of evolution in which we currently reside as the human race.

And I can both see and accept why religion is so important to so many.

Filed under blog universal question theory religion

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System Administrator Appreciation Day!!

Your network is secure, your computer is up and running, and your printer is jam-free. Why? Because you’ve got an awesome sysadmin (or maybe a whole IT department) keeping your business up and running. So say IT loud; say IT proud …

Happy SysAdmin Day!

(Always the last Friday in July. #Recognize!)

System Administrator Appreciation Day!!

Your network is secure, your computer is up and running, and your printer is jam-free. Why? Because you’ve got an awesome sysadmin (or maybe a whole IT department) keeping your business up and running. So say IT loud; say IT proud …

Happy SysAdmin Day!

(Always the last Friday in July. #Recognize!)

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Toronto woman live-tweets alleged sexist conversation between IBM tech execs

http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/toronto-woman-live-tweets-alleged-sexist-conversation-between-tech-execs-1.2716287

THIS I find very interesting. STILL SICK after my girl Adria Richards (butyoureagirl.com) received severe backlash after calling out some sexist shit overheard at a tech conference she was attending.

As someone who is currently trying to break into the boys club here in Charlotte, it *does* piss me off that it has become just that — a boys club.

HOWEVER my sister and I and many others are working on changing the NEXT generation of females to enter this field with fierceness.

Have fun, boys. Your days are numbered because while I am proud to stand with this crowd of IT Technicians, I find it ALL a bit ridiculous!!!!

Filed under women in tech but you are a girl nix the boys club fierce females