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English / Re: Motivating students
« on: November 21, 2017, 03:55:11 PM »
If possible, find out something on motivating teachers :o :o :o  ;)

English / Re: Bitcoin, new form of Currency.....
« on: August 01, 2017, 07:06:13 PM »
But from where do you get bitcoin?
Great to know about virtual wallet.

English / Re: What is a PhD?
« on: August 01, 2017, 05:54:54 PM »
For Shams Sir, in reference to : What is the word with all the vowels in it?
Answer may be the name of a place-- IOWA

English / Can you answer 15 thought provoking questions?
« on: April 26, 2017, 08:00:39 PM »

Check out your IQ
My Result:
Rocket Scientist Smart!
Congratulations, you ACED this one! Did you Google the answers to this quiz? We don’t believe you cheated, so that means you are a bonafide genius! Based on the amount of time you spent on each question, we’ve determined you have a real knack for solving thoughtful problems. You are one of the few people willing to put in the time to understand a problem before selecting an answer, and boy did it pay off! Only 3% of test takers do as well as you did and it is impossible to do better than you! Great job!

We doubt any of your family or friends will do as well as you did, but it will be fun to see their results. Please share this quiz on Facebook so you can see if anyone is as smart as you!

English / Question to all Teachers
« on: April 26, 2017, 07:46:15 PM »
As teachers, we instruct our students to “write…write…write…and write some more,” but how often do we write?

As much as we critique our students’ writing, are we willing to be vulnerable enough to share our creations, performances, and/or writings with our overly critical students?

English / Are these spiral or perfect circles?
« on: April 26, 2017, 07:44:59 PM »
Spiral or circles?

Until a few decades ago, scholars believed that young children know very little, if anything, about what others are thinking. Swiss psychologist Jean Piaget, who is credited with founding the scientific study of children’s thinking, was convinced that preschool children cannot consider what goes on in the minds of others.
What modern studies reveal
In the 1980s, these kinds of implicit measures became customary in developmental psychology. But it took a while longer before these tools were employed to measure children’s grasp of the mental lives of others. Recent studies have revealed that even infants and toddlers are sensitive to what goes in others’ minds.

In one series of experiments, a group of Hungarian scientists had six-month-old babies watch an animation of the following sequence of events: A Smurf observed how a ball rolled behind a screen. The Smurf then left. In its absence, the infants witnessed how the ball emerged from behind the screen and rolled away. The Smurf returned and the screen was lowered, showing that the ball was no longer there. The authors of the study recorded the infants’ looks and found that they fixated longer than usual on the final scene in which the Smurf gazed at the empty space behind the barrier – as if they understood that the Smurf’s expectation was violated.

In another set of experiments, my colleagues at the University of Southern California and I found evidence that toddlers can even anticipate how others will feel when their expectations are disappointed. We acted out several puppet shows in front of two-year-old children. In these puppet shows, a protagonist (Cookie Monster) left his precious belongings (cookies) on stage and later returned to fetch them. What the protagonist did not know was that an antagonist had come and messed with his possessions. The children had witnessed these acts and attentively watch the protagonist return.

We recorded children’s facial and bodily expressions. Children bit their lips, wrinkled their nose or wiggled in their chair when the protagonist came back, as if they anticipated the bewilderment and disappointment he was about to experience. Importantly, children showed no such reactions and remained calm when the protagonist had seen the events himself and thus knew what to expect. Our study reveals that by the tender age of two, kids not only track what others believe or expect; they can even foresee how others will feel when they discover reality.

Studies like these reveal that there is much more going on in toddlers’ and even infants’ minds than was previously believed. With the explicit measures used by Piaget and successors, these deeper layers of kids’ understanding cannot be accessed. The new investigative tools demonstrate that kids know more than they can say: when we scratch beneath the surface, we find a fledgling understanding of relations and perspectives that Piaget probably did not dream of.

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English / Re: What is a PhD?
« on: April 21, 2017, 07:31:46 PM »
Pizza Hut Delivery   8)

English / Re: Command words used in question papers
« on: November 15, 2016, 03:05:57 PM »
Good one. Illustrate is another that I find very often comes in linguistics questions.

Only the Rana plaza one is enough to touch it to the core. There is another one about 'a boy roaming on the road of Africa being labelled as "witch" suffering from malnutrition and lovelss life'. It made me cry for hours thinking how can people label a child anything other than an angel :(

English / Re: Love poems
« on: November 15, 2016, 03:00:13 PM »
Love one another, but make not a bond of love:  ???

English / Re: Proverb
« on: November 15, 2016, 02:59:44 PM »
Was looking for something like this for one of my course where my students will work on semantics (meaning study) of proverbs in languages.

English / Re: How to Train Your Brain to Stay Positive
« on: November 15, 2016, 02:58:35 PM »
It helps but quite a difficult task to remain so.

English / Re: A few techniques to build good relationships with anyone
« on: November 15, 2016, 02:57:13 PM »
Quite a good one. Needed to relearn few ;)

English / Re: The difference between gelato and ice cream
« on: November 15, 2016, 02:55:19 PM »
Seriously echo with Laboni Madam...why Tina Madam? Why? All in my mind is Ice-cream, ice-cream....

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