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Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

But what exactly is education?

Education is the process of facilitating learning, or the acquisition of knowledge, skills, values, beliefs, and habits. Educational methods include storytelling, discussion, teaching, training, and directed research. Education frequently takes place under the guidance of educators, but learners may also educate themselves.[1] Education can take place in formal or informal settings and any experience that has a formative effect on the way one thinks, feels, or acts may be considered educational. The methodology of teaching is called pedagogy.

Now the information and technology are shaping our lives in a fast environment which is transforming our goals and ways to achieve them. This transition is moving faster than the education system in place so we have to adjust our new reality to achieve the best results but are we ready?

The education system was based on the industrial revolution to use standard citizens to perform the tasks needed in that society, so we have to adjust the real needs into the actual education and make them possible.

What does it mean when someone calls you smart or intelligent? According to developmental psychologist Howard Gardner, it could mean one of eight things. In this video interview, Dr. Gardner addresses his eight classifications for intelligence: writing, mathematics, music, spatial, kinesthetic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal.

http://bigthink.com/videos/howard-gardner-on-the-eight-intelligences

So let´s move forward and implement the necesary changes needed to create a better and happier society as soon as possible.

 

 

 

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We are always expecting new good stuff and experiences coming with a new year, but we have to work for it in order to get it.

As mainly everybody is broken after Christmas and all mad celebrations in new year eve, let’s find some FREE stuff to get that list for  2016 working now.

There are several websites offering free education, but coursera is doing fantastic as the platform is easy and you decide if you get or not the certificate, and believe me the subjects are pretty cool too.

And if you need to burn so calories there are several apps for free to push you in that direction. You can find them for Iphone and Androit. So no more excuses!

Traveling? Couchsurfing and HopitalityClub are an amazing way to travel with locals and reducing expenses. I have used both myself many times and I always had a fantastic experience. So do not be shy and go wild with the locals.

And if you try some of the previous options you may be able to join the FREE HUGS movement… all free!

Enjoy it and share it 🙂

Recycling is something that must be essential in this society that we are living; considering our life style has create a direct increase of waste due the rise of income in several countries since 1950.

Now we have to add countries like China and India with massive populations that will create more waste based on a increase on the demand of superficial items to be cool as the global marketing is pushing them into this direction.

There is a new generation of people trying to get ready to stop the imminent collapse between production, use of natural recourses and population, this new way of making business is called Social business and several universities are providing this education even for free in web sites like www.coursera.org which is promoting a free education in different levels.

There are many web sites promoting a creative use of waste in order to create awareness and a efficient use of products that could be used in a different way.

This web will give you simple ideas to use at home, so let’s try some of them and keep our planet a bit nicer for a longer period of time 😉

Food is one of the main subjects that people on the street are seriously ignoring on the daily basics and unfortunately for the next decades will get more complicated.

Feeding a growing population without destroying the ecosystem, making the most of technology and international markets without levelling small farmers and diversity, these are the issues of global action. And one of the main goals for some Social business due the lack if action from Governments.

The World Bank, the FAO, and the UNDP have long been engaged in this struggle. However, food security still does not command the place it deserves in government agendas. It is often confronted with the indifference of public opinion. Indian Prime Minister, Mr Manmohan Singh, recently denounced “the false sense of security” that shrouds food problems in his country as well. We can not agree more.

National Geographic is making TV series for “The future of Food” and is explaining clearly the situation. This video will bring you a more accurate idea.

Vandana Shiva is one of the top figures fighting to bring awareness to the population about the importance of what is happening in the food sector globally, this video will open your eye a bit more.

On serious example is USA, which is facing serious problems with companies like Monsanto controlling the production and acting legally against farmers in a advantageous way. Monsanto has several senators and additional politics working for them as the same time they are being part of the Government, so quite smelly behaviour. This documental about Mosanto explains the way they are operating in the country. Mosanto has been banned in several countries already.

Please inform yourself and be more responsible with the planet that is for us and for the next generations.

Please help.

Truman Capote I love you even when it is not possible.
There are some moments is life that you feel like you are experimenting osmosis between a book and yourself, the pleseant feeling can keep me smiling per days.

I would like to change my colors as this chameleon and change my life like any actor to complete all those adventures written in so many books.

I do not remenber when I fall in love with reading, but I am pretty happy to be able to undestand or at least trying some different points of view without being in a discussion.

My home is clearly a monastery for books, where anybody can have some holidays for free!

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I never understood why Mariguana became a devil plant for some groups that can easily be manipulated or viceversa.

I had a dream last night and when I read the new that Colorado finally started selling this plant legally and planing to invest all the money collected in education, I though wow we were sharing the same ideas even while I was sleeping.

I am trully happy, specially coming from the USA that was deeply against the action taken by Uruguay last year with a amazing president.

I hope that more countries join this decision and put more enphasis in Education what really matters now.

2013

Summarizing the 2013, we have seen protest all over the world.
We are in the Age of Aquarius, this age is associated with rebellion, nonconformity, philanthropy, veracity, perseverance, humanity, and irresolution.

It could be important to be a bit more informed in terms how our actions are affecting our society and coming back to us.

It is a massive pitty how in some many countries they are cutting Education, putting ignorant humans all over the place for more years, of course easy to manipulate and this action will be creating more problems (poor + uneducated = conflict)…

One minute of silence for those books never will be read.

I truly wish a equal world where we are able to share and spend more time trying to understand ourselves and being happy.

In Singapore (click pic), they have put in the river thousands of spheres with wishes for the next year. Let’s make the same and make sure you really make it real.

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Nelson Mandela

These are powerful word already said thousand times with not too much echo. As human beings, we keep ourselves far away from the real understanding and real comunication.

So many people were buried, burned and etc.. because they had a different point of view, but unfortunately this happening any single moment at any corner.

Those countries that classified themselves as first class (that’s made me laugh lauder) are plently of ignorant and incredibly lazy people use their finger to point it out a tiny difference even between themselves.

Simply in my simple opinion, we are lazy. We refuse to think and re check any information provided, simple like that. And based on that fact, we have to understand that some people are incredibly good in the use of the language to transform anything even when it is so obvious.

Aristoteles as previous philosophers took specal interes in the subject “rhetoric” extremelly used in marketing, why? easy answer 😉

If you want to check some details in your own (http://data.un.org/), please keep close to you an onion to pretend that the reason of your tears is this poor vegetable.