Friday, 29 April 2016

Interesting quotes I found on FB - sharing.

Term of the day - Constructivism

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Teaching philosophy based on the concept that learning (cognition) is theresult of 'mental construction' students constructs their own understanding by reflecting on their personal experiences, and by relating the newknowledge with what they already know. Each student creates his or her own 'schemas' or mental-models to make sense of the world, and accommodates the new knowledge (learns) by ... Read more

Professor Blake, worked in the psychology hall. His specialty was memory patterns. He taught a patient how to utilize all his thoughts into one main point. His constructivism points made sense, like a construction site.

Thursday, 7 April 2016

Birthday of Pt. Ravishankar.

Did you know... 

... that today is the Birthday of Ravi Shankar (1920)? Indian sitar legend Ravi Shankar was born in Varanasi, India, on April 7, 1920. The Brahmin family into which Shankar was born had a tradition of involvement in music and the arts stretching back literally for centuries. But it wasn't until his "discovery" by the Beatles' George Harrison that he became a household name and changed the very sound of the 60s. 


Today's Inspirational Quote: 

"I believe in one thing: that anyone who is able to do something good for someone, I mean, should be praised." 

-- Ravi Shankar 

Wednesday, 6 April 2016

From Transparency International Newsletter

5 April 2016
Today's top story
Global: Mossack Fonseca serviced Assad cousin's firms despite Syria corruption fears
The Guardian
The firm at the centre of the Panama Papers leak serviced a string of companies for a top financier in Bashar al-Assad’s government in the face of international concern about corruption within the Syrian regime.
More news
Global: Panama Papers highlights links between oil and African leaders, businessmen
International Business Times (TI mention)
Global: Rethinking how we measure corruption in Africa
African Media Agency (TI mention)
Brazil: Panama Papers: Brazilians embroiled in Petrobras corruption scandal also linked to Mossack Fonseca documents leak
International Business Times
China: China limits coverage and denounces Panama Papers' tax haven revelations
Iceland: Panama Papers: Iceland prime minister seeks early poll
Malaysia: S’wak candidates urged to sign Election Integrity Pledge
FMT news (TI mention)
UK: Panama Papers leak taints David Cameron's effort to curb massive UK tax avoidance
Vice (TI mention)
Ukraine: Will the ‘Panama Papers’ bring down Ukraine’s Chocolate King?
Foreign Policy (TI mention)
Blogs and opinion
News from Transparency International

Sunday, 3 April 2016

Mt. McKinley Day

Did you know... 

... that today is Mt. McKinley Gets Climbed Day? In 1910, Alaska's Mt. McKinley, the highest mountain in North America, was climbed. It is the highest mountain peak in North America, with a summit elevation of 20,310 feet above sea level. The Koyukon people who inhabit the area around the mountain have referred to the peak as "Denali" for centuries. "Mount McKinley" was the official name recognized by the United States government from 1917 until 2015, when the U.S. Department of the Interior announced the change of the official name of the mountain to Denali. 


Today's Inspirational Quote: 

"The only disability in life is a bad attitude." 

-- Scott Hamilton 

Mentoring isn't a Sweetener, it is Brutally Honest, Bitter Truth Pill and KickAss, Stickler Mentor . Many Crack. Few WIN!

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