Introductory MIT Courses, Writing and Literature
Selection of courses to explore Writing and Literature at MIT.
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Slime Mold: The Blob on the Lawn
This horticultural informational page discusses slime mold, including its description, life cycle, damage, control, and literature sources.
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A Sense of Location: The Mental Map
Students consider how mental maps of geographic landmarks can help migrating animals stay on the correct course.
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Introduction to Mental Health and Disaster Preparedness
This presentation introduces the topics of disaster mental health services, mental health surge capacity, and psychiatric first aid.
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Slavery, Violence, and Exploitation in 19th-Century U.S. Literature
This module considers strategies for teaching George Dunham's travel journal A Journey to Brazil in conjunction with U.S. anti-slavery literature.
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Designing effective computer based learning environments
The key to effective learning with computers is good educational design. (Cummings et al, 1999). This paper reviews literature relating to models and guidelines for designing computer based learning environments and resources for effective learning.
Author(s): Vijendra Lal

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Effects of Mental and Physical Activity on the Brain/Mind
Introduces Dr. William Greenough's expanded studies on the effects of mental and physical activity on the aging brain and mind.
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Mental Math - Finding Squares
Interesting mental math trick in which the narrator does a little magic with his numbers, some algebraic machinations, to determine the square of large numbers mentally.  In the second part, the teacher explains how the trick works. It is from the UK and the teacher has an accent. (4:23)

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Entrepreneurship, Government, and Development in Africa
After centuries of insufferable oppression by colonial powers, bloody independence struggles, and corrupt home-grown regimes, “Africa today is quickly awakening, and determined to mainstream itself in the phenomenon of the globalization process,” says John Kufuor, who served as Ghana’s president for two terms starting
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Researching the learning and teaching of mental maths (March 2001)
This is a report from 2001 of a TTA project that looked at whether the learning and teaching of mental mathematics could raise standards in mathematics at Key Stage 2. Strategies to support this work are outlined.
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Crohns Disease Module 8: Going to School
Learn what to do if youre not feeling well or wondering whether or not to tell classmates why you may be missing class. This module will address the following questions: How do we make a school aware of the illness? Who do we work with to make an accommodation plan?
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Schizophrenia: Symptoms
In this module, mental health professionals observe a patient named Jerry, a classic schizophrenic. Jerry’s case and medication schedule are described, and his disordered speech and behavior are shown. Prominent psychiatrists describe schizophrenia and the prognosis for those diagnosed with this disease; a locked psychiatric ward provides a graphic illustration.
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Schizophrenia: Etiology
This module covers the history of attitudes, beliefs, and theories about the etiology of schizophrenia. While the illness was long thought to be environmentally caused, this module emphasizes the scientific evidence in support of its organic origins. Dr. Arnold Scheibel of UCLA Medical Center describes cellular pathology in the hippocampus and speculates on the possible
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Frontal Lobes and Behavior: The Story of Phineas Gage
This module relates the story of Phineas Gage, whose name appears in virtually every general psychology textbook. After a heavy metal rod was blown through his temporal lobe, Phineas experienced dramatic mental change. The study of the trauma and its physiological effects provided the first documented evidence of how brain injury can affect human behavior.
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How to Do Math In Your Head : Fast Multiplication Techniques
Learn mental math multiplication tricks  Learn to multiply large numbers in your head.  Uses benchmark numbers. Suggests practicing mental math to get better at it.  Captions appear on the screen. (2:46) 

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citizED Post-16 Strand: 16-19 Citizenship: A Literature And Information Review
An article from the Citizenship Initial Teacher Training Professional Resource Network (citizED) providing a literature and information review.
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The Art of Teaching the Arts: Developing Students as Artists
In this session, participants explore how arts teachers help students develop knowledge and fundamental skills while weaving in opportunities for creativity and independence. First, a dance teacher gives senior students leadership responsibilities and coaches them in their choreography projects. Then a theatre teacher mentors stagecraft students who are responsible for the technical aspects of a dance concert. In an intermediate visual art course, a teacher builds on students’ prior learning i
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Feeling the Strain: An overview of the literature on teachers’ stress
‘Feeling the Strain’ is a review of published literature on stress in teaching, its impact, and its comparison with other professions.
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Conception de protocoles expérimentaux : comprendre l'actualité récente en paléontologie.
21st September 2006, the most of the internationals media shows the child of Dikika as a discover in Ethiopia : a three age old Australopithecus. The craniums pictures were similar as this we used in a labwork we proposed to pupils in French high school.
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Systematic review of the effectiveness of interventions to promote mental wellbeing in primary schoo
This report is a systematic review of the published literature on the effectiveness of school based interventions that aim to promote mental wellbeing amongst children in primary education and that both take a universal approach and are primarily focussed on the prevention of violence or bullying.
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