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homeAbout / News / Contact1: English and Education2: In Praise Of Stark Lucidity3: Latin Lives On + Greek Lives On4: An Inquiry Into Modifier Noun Proliferation5: Noun Overuse Phenomenon Article6: Let's Get Serious About Education7: A Smashing Victory8: A Metalinguistic Inquiry Into F9: Philosophy Weeps10: MAX Your Creativity11: What's All This Talk About Digital?12: "MAP" ALERT13: Precision Worth Preserving14: THEORYLAND15: "1984"--The Cover Up16: The Plight of Poetry17: Understanding Robots18: Tao Te Ching (followed by "Notes on the Spiritual Life")19: Form, Function, Foolishness20: The Quizz (or: Facts Are Fun!)21: A Tribute to Rudolf Flesch22: On Bullsh*t & Sophistry23: The Creativity Question24: Birds Like Us25: Phooey on John Dewey26: How To Teach History, Etc.27: Ivan Pavlov-- Education Goes To the Dogs28: Tips for Helping Your Child Do Better in School29: The Rules Of Poetry30: The War Against Reading31: Teacher Liberation Front32: Teaching Science--Science Is Fun33: How To Help A Non-Reader To Read34: The Con in Constructivism35: Most Eminent Authority In Reading-- Dr. Samuel Blumenfeld36: The Assault on Math37: Whole Word versus Phonics38: Saving Public Schools39: How To Teach Physics, Etc.40: Sight Words -- Dolch Words -- The Big Stupid41: Educators, O. J. Simpson, and Guilt42: Reading Resources43: American Basic Curriculum44: The Myth of Automaticity45: The Crusade Against Knowledge & Memory46: American Public Schools Designed To Fail47: Teach One Fact Each Day48: You Still Teach Sight Words??!!49: How Do We Learn & Teach50: Leading Boys to Reading51: Learning Styles: How Educators Divide Kids52: The Conspiracy Chronicles53: Education Establishment Hates Math54: Preemptive Reading55: Letters From Teachers / oldest first56: Top 10 Worst Ideas In Education57: Cooperative Learning58: How To Teach A Poem59: Critical Thinking--If Only60: Smart Content Makes Kids Smarter61: Early Literacy Pack--ELP62: Prior Knowledge--Strange New Religion63: PROJECT-BASED LEARNING64: Head Start -- how would it be done right??65: How They Wrecked The Schools,COMMENTS / newest firstNew American Curriculum--Five Point Reform PlanA Bill of Rights for Students 2017The Education EnigmaREADING THEORYINDEX/ SITE SEARCH /GOODIESEducator of the YearImprove Education BLOG

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ART, DIGITAL ART...Article 10 is about the creation of art....Article 11 is about digital art (see example at bottom of page).

BEETHOVEN...The music on this site is the most downloaded song in the world--Fur Elise. Beethoven apparently tapped into human DNA on this one. It sounds so simple but you don't get quickly tired of it.

BETTER SCHOOLS...In their different ways, Articles 1, 6, 13, 20 (The Quizz), 21, 25, and 26 suggest how schools might be improved.

CREATIVITY...Article 10 deals with the creation of both art and literature. Article 23 asks whether creativity can be taught.

DESIGN, ARCHITECTURE...Article 19 explores "form follows function."

ENGLISH USAGE...Articles 1 and 2 discuss, somewhat philosophically, declines in English prose, and the ramifications...Articles 13 deals with everyday sloppy usage and, in second half, analyses the historical causes.

LATIN, GREEK...Article 3

LINGUISTICS, METALINGUISTICS...Articles 4 and 5 examine Nounspeak (the overuse of nouns) as a common trait of much terrible prose....Articles 7 and 8 are more what might be called recreational linguistics or metalinguistics...Also see Articles 1 and 2...Also see READING.

MAPS...Article 12

PHILOSOPHY, SOPHISTRY...Article 9, Article 22

POETRY...Article 10 touches on the creation of poetry... "Theoryland" (14) is poetry; and it satirizes a stultifying approach to the study of poetry...Article 16 (The Plight of Poetry)....Article 29; The Rules of Poetry

POLITICS, PROPAGANDA...Article 15 ("1984"--The Cover Up)

READING, DYSLEXIA...Article 21 explores the look-say versus phonics debate and the work of Rudolph Flesch....Article 30 reports on the War Against Reading

ROBOTS, ARTIFICAL INTELLIGENCE...Article 17.

SOCIALISTS, THEIR BAD EFFECTS ON EDUCATION...Articles 6, 13 and 25. Also see 15.

TAOISM, THE SPIRITUAL LIFE...Article 18

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"Risky Business" is an example of digital art,
the new medium discussed in Article 11.