How Do You Know If Your Child’s Therapist Commits Malpractice? | Jean Mercer

People who are dissatisfied with their physicians and psychologists sometimes mutter to themselves about malpractice, but most of us don’t really know what the term means. In this post I’m going to provide some information given at the defense attorney Brandt Caudill, Jr. (By the way, Dr. Ken Pope, whose website this material appears on, is one of the most effective current constructive critics of the practice of psychology.)  Brandt Caudill intended his post to address malpractice issues for adult clients of psychologists, so although I’m going…

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Learning to realize education’s promise – a look at the 2018 WDR | Pedro

This is a new relevant report with a strong emphasis on learning – but underneath I would suggest also a strong emphasis on effectieve teaching.

In this summarizing video – and in the report – there is one thing that maybe will scare educators off: the proposed element of measuring. I know this isn’t popular with large groups of the educational world. At the same time: it’s indeed deeply wrong if schooling doesn’t mean learning and it’s important to know if something is learned.

I do think that measuring and monitoring the learning process doesn’t need to mean what Pasi Salhberg has…

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The meaning and qualities of friendship offline and online | Pedro

The worst thing Marc Zuckerberg ever did is calling connections on Facebook ‘friends’, but still that doesn’t mean friendship doesn’t exist online or doesn’t mean a thing. Many parents worry about how much time teenagers spend texting, sharing selfies and engaging in other online activities with their friends. However, according to a recent research synthesis, many of these digital behaviors serve the same purpose and encompass the same core qualities as face-to-face relationships.

From the press release:

“Increased peer interaction in cyberspace has led to growing concern that today’s…

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In Arab world, girls rule in school: Why? | Joanne

Female students outnumber males two to one at the University of Jordan

Across the Arab world, girls rule in school, writes Amanda Ripley in The Atlantic. In the workplace, women have limited opportunities, she writes. That doesn’t seem to matter in the classroom.

(Jordan’s) girls outperform its boys in just about every subject and at every age level.

At the University of Jordan, the country’s largest university, women outnumber men by a ratio of two to one—and earn higher grades in math, engineering, computer-information systems, and a range of other subjects.

In ultra-conservative…

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Waarom wij naar High Tech High gaan | Dick van der Wateren

Originally posted on Onderwijsreis:
Door Dick van der Wateren. Zaterdag 23 september vertrek ik met een groep van bijna dertig onderwijsmensen naar San Diego, USA, voor een intensieve kennismaking met een bijzondere school, High Tech High. Het onderwijs op HTH is van leerjaar 1 tot en met 12 gebaseerd op projecten en maakt vrijwel geen…

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