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Postcard Withdrawal

My favorite Postman is on vacation, so I haven’t had my daily dose of Gawd’s word in nearly a week. Postman said that regular delivery would resume on October 14th (that’s tomorrow!) and I certainly hope it does.

At least he left us with a few interesting things to read and ponder in his absence. As the parent of an eleven-year-old boy, I found this one particularly interesting and wanted to share it with my readers:

Learning From Mistakes Only Works After Age 12, Study Suggests

ScienceDaily (Sep. 27, 2008) — Eight-year-old children have a radically different learning strategy from twelve-year-olds and adults. Eight-year-olds learn primarily from positive feedback (‘Well done!’), whereas negative feedback (‘Got it wrong this time’) scarcely causes any alarm bells to ring. Twelve-year-olds are better able to process negative feedback, and use it to learn from their mistakes. Adults do the same, but more efficiently.

Read more at Science Daily

Posted by Lottie — Copyright © 2008 Rambling On

Regarding Alex Barton

I first learned of Alex Barton’s situation at Sugar & Sprouts Blog. Thanks sugarsprouts!

After reading this heartbreaking story about an autistic kindergarten student who was publicly humiliated by his teacher and voted out of class by his classmates, I sent the following email to the St. Lucie County School Board:

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