If you are the praying type I would super enjoy it right about now. My dad was recently diagnosed with an aggressive brain cancer. Normally you have one tumor and you can live with it for years. Unfortunately my dad has multiple which is very rare. There is no cure.
My dad is a youth…
One in five young people haven’t completed primary school & lack skills to find work.
Let’s change that.
To celebrate International Education Week we’re sharing this picture of a young girl attending an electrical repair class at USCOD, a non-profit in Sri Lanka.
Education must prepare young people for work. Please share with your friends.
Nelson Mandela’s words painted on a wall in this school in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
This is a really interesting read from the NY Times, discussing scientific studies that have found that music lessons early in childhood show a change in brain activity, even if those lessons don’t continue. It’s more than just “kids who learn music do better at other subjects” which I think is a fairly prevalent idea at this point- the findings show actual brain changes that last through life.
To be honest, I usually roll my eyes whenever I hear about research along these lines, because I know that the next time I talk to someone who doesn’t quite “get” music education, I’ll have to hear “I support music in schools because it makes kids better readers.” Which, whether true or not, always irks me because music should be in schools because music on its own is important.
But actual brain changes? That last into adulthood? Now that’s just crazy cool. And it always blows my mind whenever I’m reminded just how very little we understand about the brain and the science of learning.
Mickey and Minnie Mouse flirt in Disney’s “Plane Crazy” (1928) - U.B. Iwerks
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Last night we made good art.