Sunday, March 3, 2013

Inquiry Based Learning

“Shift Happens” in Inquiry Based Learning – Have a look at the Shift Happens video, and it becomes clear that the job market of the 21st Century is drastically different from what we were used to in the 1900s.

More than ever, individuals need to learn how to collect, synthesize, and analyze information. Learners need to be technologically savvy to communicate as well as work cooperatively with others to respond to the rapidly changing social and economic challenges.

Saturday, March 2, 2013

Thai Students Project to Speak English

The concept of a self-fulfilling prophecy is certainly true in teaching. When teachers believe their students are incapable of independent thinking, lack creativity and have no interest in anything education related, then students may well start exhibiting these “qualities”.

Monday, February 18, 2013

SUNY Master Degree Survey Results

Below feedback from our UEC at NIST SUNY cohort alumni! We were happy to hear back from our graduates, and they are doing well. We submitted a survey for our students to complete and provide feedback on how they thought the SUNY Master Degree was.

Review the results of the education survey and see what they are doing and thinking about the program they completed with us:

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Best Foods For Mental Health

Health Foods for Peak Mental Health

It’s almost become common knowledge that 5 servings of fruit or vegetable each day are required to maintain a healthy diet, however a new study suggests that eating 7 servings can help improve mental health and make people happier.

The new study, conducted by Dartmouth University and The University of Warwick in England, analyzed the eating habits of 80,000 people and found that metal well-being increased with the number of fruits and vegetables eaten each day, peaking at 7 servings. The study defined one serving as 2.8oz (80grams).

Friday, February 15, 2013

Donation for Clean Drinking Water Filteration

Water Filter Donation Project

The Fatima Centre, run by the Good Shepherd Sisters n Bangkok, Thailand, is a non-profit organization dedicated to developing the quality of life of all those in need regardless of their religious affiliation. Under the expert direction of those whose sole concern is the welfare of others, the Fatima Centre provides education and employment opportunities for women and young girls at risk in the community and enables them to break out of the unending cycle of poverty.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Pink and Blue Color Myth

Pink is for Girls; Blue is for Boys

Despite myths and stereotypes, gender differences are not hard wired and the root cause of children gender identity according to recent brain studies.

It is interesting to note that the march toward gender-specific clothes was not a quick transition. Pink and blue arrived, along with other pastels, as colors for babies in the mid-19th century. However, the two colors were not promoted as specific for each gender until just before the onset of World War I.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Illegal Logging Deforestation

Illegal Logging on Thai-Burma Border

During a project to provide education and basic needs to Karen refugee located at a UN camp along the Thai-Burma border we walked across a startling discovery. Once we arrived, we were warmly greeted by the Thai military contingent stationed on top of the hill, in stone’s throw distance from the first village stilt houses. Since there is no telephone reception and electricity is only available via solar power, with inferior batteries holding the charge for a maximum of two days, communication with the outside world is scarce. We had our cameras ready for pictures and video of the warm people, however we saw more than we thought we would.