Money, Fame, Popularity and Support. Is That What Dancers Need?

Recently, a lot has been said about DanceSport being scheduled in the Olympics. Should it? Shouldn’t ? Will it? Won’t it? Is DanceSport too different to be in the Olympics? Well, with sports like Rhythm Gymnastics and Ice Dancing already in the Olympics, it is hard to argue that DanceSport is way too different as a sport. Another question that has come up is: Do dancers even need the Olympics? Lets consider a few things about that: Читать далее Money, Fame, Popularity and Support. Is That What Dancers Need?

Self-dictation (2421)

A British survey reveals that young people spend over 27 hours a week online. This figure has trebled in 10 years. A communications group conducted the study on thousands of 16- to 24-year-olds. It was part of a media use and attitudes report. While most online content is accessed on computers, the proportion of access via mobile devices is quickly catching up. Two thirds of adults now regularly use mobile devices. Online content has also changed in the past decade. People spend a lot more time watching videos, playing games, messaging and checking social media.
An industry expert explained why people are spending more time online. He said: «New technologies are opening up a myriad of other possibilities for young people. It’s not just watching content….Inevitably, as the younger generation gets older and they set up their own home, TV viewing consumption will be affected.» Over a quarter of young people watch TV online instead of on televisions. The expert added: «A 40-inch television screen offers quality you can’t get from a tablet or smartphone, so televisions are never going to become unimportant.»

How to raise successful kids — without over-parenting (2421)

By loading kids with high expectations and micromanaging their lives at every turn, parents aren’t actually helping. At least, that’s how Julie Lythcott-Haims sees it. With passion and wry humor, the former Dean of Freshmen at Stanford makes the case for parents to stop defining their children’s success via grades and test scores. Instead, she says, they should focus on providing the oldest idea of all: unconditional love.

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Why should a good education be exclusive to rich kids?

Why should a good education be exclusive to rich kids? Schools in low-income neighborhoods across the US, specifically in communities of color, lack resources that are standard at wealthier schools — things like musical instruments, new books, healthy school lunches and soccer fields — and this has a real impact on the potential of students. Kandice Sumner sees the disparity every day in her classroom in Boston. In this inspiring talk, she asks us to face facts — and change them.
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Education in Finland

This is why Finland has the best schools

The Harvard education professor Howard Gardner once advised Americans, «Learn from Finland, which has the most effective schools and which does just about the opposite of what we are doing in the United States.»

Following his recommendation, I enrolled my seven-year-old son in a primary school in Joensuu. Finland, which is about as far east as you can go in the European Union before you hit the guard towers of the Russian border.

Children in Finland.
OK, I wasn’t just blindly following Gardner — I had a position as a lecturer at the University of Eastern Finland for a semester. But the point is that, for five months, my wife, my son and I experienced a stunningly stress-free, and stunningly good, school system. Finland has a history of producing the highest global test scores in the Western world, as well as a trophy case full of other recent No. 1 global rankings, including most literate nation. Читать далее Education in Finland