Special Kids: Body and Grooming
This helpful and illuminating title from the Special Kids series,
specially designed to aid in the mental development of children with
autism or other learning disorders, teaches children the importance of
good grooming and hygiene. From how to wash hands, brush hair and teeth and trim nails, Body & Grooming teaches children self-reliance in caring for their bodies, as well as communication and motor skills,
sequencing and modeling and association to objects and a

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How to Become a Personal Chef
Learn about the process of becoming a personal chef from an experienced chef.  He explains that becoming a personal chef requires a good entrepreneurial sense to run the business, a good understanding of basic cooking techniques and loads of creativity.

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Inventing Notations
We learn how to foster and appreciate students' notations for their
richness and creativity, and we look at some of the possibilities that
early work on problems that engage students in creating notation
systems might open up for students as they move on toward algebra.

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Window Puzzle
First-graders investigate number combinations by working with a window puzzle (a square divided into four equal squares). In this task
students explore both addition and subtraction employing physical
materials to aid in computation as well as using mental math. NCTM
standards: whole number computation, communication, reasoning.

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This Small House
Second- and third-graders use calculators, paper and pencil, and mental math within a realistic task. Students plan the decorating of their milk carton houses using spatial sense to select appropriate
furnishings while staying within their allocated budget. NCTM
standards: whole number computation, geometry and spacial sense,
connections, communication.

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Choose a Method
A fourth-grade class shares their reasoning in evaluating the
appropriateness of different computational methods (base-ten blocks,
calculators, mental math, or paper and pencil) to specific problems.
NCTM standards: whole number computation, estimation, communication,
reasoning.

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REM Sleep and Dreaming
This module probes deeper issues relating to sleep and dreaming. The uniquely individual experience of dreaming requires researchers to look beyond conventional methods of study. Dream specialist Dr. J. Allan Hobson discusses the function of dreams, explaining his theory of the biological mechanism behind the phenomenon and reflecting on the contribution of dreaming to h
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The Locus of Learning and Memory
In the history of psychology, the question of where learning and memory take place has occupied investigators for years. Recent work at the National Institute of Mental Health has brought scientists closer to resolving the issue. This module shows magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technology being used to identify specific changes in the motor cortex of human subjects —
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In a lively show, mathematician and magician Arthur Benjamin races a team of calculators to figure out 3-digit squares, solves another massive
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Solving Proportions Using Cross Multiplication
Instructor uses and electronic chalkboard to demonstrate how to solve proportions.  Examples show how to solve using mental math and looking for a pattern with emphasis on using cross multiplication.
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Mental Health Education Testimony
Mental Health Amendment

The legislature encourages districts to provide instruction in mental health for students in grades seven through twelve. Instruction should be aligned with local health and physical education standards and integrated into a districts existing programs, curriculum, or the general school environment. The commissioner of education, in consultation with mental health organizations shall provide assistance to districts including 1.Model learning activities in gra

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14 - What matters (cont.); The nature of death, Part I
The suggestion is made that what matters in survival is the future existence of someone with a personality similar to one's own. Professor Kagan then turns to the question, "what is it to die?". In answering this question, attention is first drawn to the bodily and mental functions that are crucial in defining the moment of death.
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14.127 Behavioral Economics and Finance (MIT)
This course surveys research which incorporates psychological evidence into economics. Topics include: prospect theory, biases in probabilistic judgment, self-control and mental accounting with implications for consumption and savings, fairness, altruism, and public goods contributions, financial market anomalies and theories, impact of markets, learning, and incentives, and memory, attention, categorization, and the thinking process.
Author(s): Gabaix, Xavier

21W.730-2 The Creative Spark (MIT)
"Creative activity (isn't) the icing on the cake. Human creativity is the cake." (Jerry Hirschberg) Creativity - "the mastery of information and skills in the service of dreams" (Hirschberg) - is much prized in the arts, science, business and the classroom. What does the creative process look like? Under what conditions does it flourish - what ignites the creative spark? Attempting to answer these questions, this class explores ways creativity has been understood in Western culture: what we
Author(s): Boiko, Karen

9.59J Psycholinguistics (MIT)
This course covers central topics in language processing, including: the structure of language; sentence, discourse, and morphological processing; storage and access of words in the mental dictionary; speech processing; the relationship between the computational resources available in working memory and the language processing mechanism; and ambiguity resolution. The course also considers computational modeling, including connectionist models; the relationship between language and thought; and i
Author(s): Gibson, Edward

24.263 The Nature of Creativity (MIT)
This course is an introduction to problems about creativity as it pervades human experience and behavior. Questions about imagination and innovation are studied in relation to the history of philosophy as well as more recent work in philosophy, affective psychology, cognitive studies, and art theory. Readings and guidance are aligned with the student's focus of interest.
Author(s): Singer, Irving

Graham on Start-ups, Innovation, and Creativity
Paul Graham, essayist, programmer and partner in the y-combinator talks with EconTalk host Russ Roberts about start-ups, innovation, and creativity. Graham draws on his experience as entrepreneur and investor to discuss the current state of the start-up world and how that world has changed due to improved technology that makes it easier to start a software company. Graham talks about his unusual venture firm, the y-combinator, and how he and his partners work with start-ups to get them ready for
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Community, Culture & Commerce: The Creative Arts and Corporate Social Responsibility- Jock McQueenie
Jock McQueenie has a background in visual arts, and has taken his creative background into cross-sector projects, fulfilling social, cultural and artistic outcomes in remote and artistically intriguing locations. He is currently working with the Queensland Writers Centre on a project in three regional centres, Rockhampton, Bundaberg and Mount Isa, working with environmental education centres, the mining industry and tourism agencies. His work is about utilising professional creativity to reach
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Creativity is International - Dean Stockton
Dean Stockton is a British creative star. Since January 2008 Dean has been Senior Creative Director of Chellomedia Group. He leads group creative direction and responsibility for managing all corporate brand strategy, including most channel and online services. He delivers and impliments creative direction and creative marketing solutions across the group; provides creative inspiration, creative lead and creative expertise – promoting the importance of creative excellence throughout the organi
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11.958 Getting Things Implemented: Strategy, People, Performance, and Leadership (MIT)
An old saying holds that "there are many more good ideas in the world than good ideas implemented." This is a case based introduction to the fundamentals of effective implementation. Developed with the needs and interests of planners—but also with broad potential application—in mind, this course is a fast paced, case driven introduction to developing strategy for organizations and projects, managing operations, recruiting and developing talent, taking calculated risks, measuring resu
Author(s): Briggs, Xavier de Souza