Avoiding a Long War in Ukraine, Gun Violence, Migrant Surges: RAND Weekly Recap
This weekly recap focuses on how the United States can help avoid a long war in Ukraine, responding to the gun violence crisis, limits on teachers ’ instruction, and more. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - January 27, 2023 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: blogs

School Choice and the Courts
Colleen HroncichAs Neal McCluskeyexplored yesterday, education involves “developing the minds —and for many, the souls— of human beings. ” This basic truth has resulted in education being a common battleground since the early days of state involvement. Not surprisingly, most of these battles have been around religion, which is a primary way morals and values are taught and upheld.Many early public schools were at least loosely Protestant —including prayer and Bible reading as part of the school day—precisely because a strong moral upbringing was considered so essential. This resulted in court cas...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - January 26, 2023 Category: American Health Authors: Colleen Hroncich Source Type: blogs

Friday Feature: Charlotte Mason
Colleen HroncichEarlier this week marked the 100th anniversary of the death of British education pioneer Charlotte Mason, whose influence continues to be felt around the world. This anniversary has prompted her fans to celebrate her legacy and share her story. While I was slightly familiar with her and her work, seeing these stories piqued my curiosity: who was Charlotte Mason and what was her philosophy?Born on New Year ’s Day in 1842,Charlotte was educated at home by her parents until she was orphaned —and impoverished—at the age of 16. Prior to that, Charlotte had dreamed of being a teacher. Unable to af...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - January 20, 2023 Category: American Health Authors: Colleen Hroncich Source Type: blogs

The impact of religious-spiritual values on individual lives
A friend of mine recently went into the hospital for a surgical operation. Afterward, she told me about a conversation she had with her doctors. Meeting with her surgeon and her anesthesiologist before surgery, this retired lifelong Sunday school teacher couldn’t resist the temptation to give them both a Bible lesson. “Let me ask you, Read more… The impact of religious-spiritual values on individual lives originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 20, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Physician Primary Care Source Type: blogs

Is AI the Beginning or End of Learning? | TAPP 131
In Episode 131, Kevin Patton discusses the use ofChatGPT and otherchatbots andartificial intelligence (AI) in teaching and learning. We learn what ' s going on, what to be concerned about, and what to look forward to. And how tokeep breathing.0:00:00 | Introduction0:00:53 | What ' s a Chatbot and Why Should I Care?0:08:44 | Sponsored by AAA0:09:51 | Kevin Asks ChatGPT Some Questions0:21:25 | Sponsored by HAPI0:22:01 | Is ChatGPT Amazing? Is It Accurate?0:37:23 | Sponsored by HAPS0:38:11 | Arms Race or Tool Box?0:46:55 | Calculators, Typewriters, and Grammarly0:58:36 | Cool Tools and Alternative Assessments1:06:20...
Source: The A and P Professor - January 19, 2023 Category: Physiology Authors: Kevin Patton Source Type: blogs

Friday Feature: unCommon Construction
Colleen HroncichAaron Frumin knows what it ’s like to be disengaged at school. He dropped out of college in his third year because he wanted a more purposeful life. And that ’s exactly what he’s created—for himself and for hundreds of students—withunCommon Construction, an innovative program where high school students build houses from the ground up.Aaron ’s path had many twists and turns. After Hurricane Katrina struck in 2005, he took advantage of his flexibility and moved to New Orleans to volunteer with the Red Cross. Before long, he was helping with construction—and found he liked it. After his serv...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - January 13, 2023 Category: American Health Authors: Colleen Hroncich Source Type: blogs

What is Life-Enhancing Anxiety?
Essentially, anxiety is a fear of the unknown. But it is also a call to the unknown.             While it may seem counterintuitive, one of our great problems today is too little anxiety, at least of a certain kind. As the psychologist Rollo May and before him philosophers Paul Tillich and Soren Kierkegaard contended, a modicum of anxiety is necessary—and indeed urgent—to live a vital and fulfilled life; at least for many of us.               These&nb...
Source: PickTheBrain | Motivation and Self Improvement - January 11, 2023 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Kirk Schneider Tags: confidence featured happiness psychology self-improvement anxiety mental health Source Type: blogs

What being a hospice volunteer taught me about health care [PODCAST]
Subscribe to The Podcast by KevinMD. Catch up on old episodes! “The finality of death is a powerful teacher. For some patients, being diagnosed with a terminal illness is an experience that lends a tremendous shift in perspective and newfound authenticity. This can be instructive to them and the people around them. As psychologist Charles Read more… What being a hospice volunteer taught me about health care [PODCAST] originally appeared in KevinMD.com. (Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog)
Source: Kevin, M.D. - Medical Weblog - January 10, 2023 Category: General Medicine Authors: Tags: Podcast Palliative Care Source Type: blogs

Friday Feature: Highlands Latin School
Colleen HroncichPublic school teacher turned homeschooler turned education entrepreneur. We ’re seeing this more and more these days, but it isn’t as new of a phenomenon as many might think. The lateCheryl Lowe, founder of Memoria Press and Highlands Latin School in Louisville, KY, is a perfect example.Cheryl received her bachelor ’s degree in chemistry and master’s in biology; she taught chemistry and geometry in a public high school before having children. She taught her sons to read before they started school, but she wasn ’t satisfied with the well‐​regarded public or private schools they e...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - January 6, 2023 Category: American Health Authors: Colleen Hroncich Source Type: blogs

Winter Short: Storytelling, Featuring the Actin-Myosin Love Story | TAPP 130
Host Kevin Patton revisits someclassic segments from past episodes. In the first segment, he explains why he thinksstorytelling is the heart ofeffective teaching. Then. he tells a brief version of hisactin-myosin love story—a playfulanalogy to help students learn aboutmuscle contraction.00:00 | Introduction01:07 | Storytelling: The Heart of Teaching15:36| Sponsored by AAA, HAPI, and HAPS17:10 | Actin-Myosin Love Story27:58 | Staying Connected★ If you cannot see or activate the audio player, go to:theAPprofessor.org/podcast-episode-130.html🏅 Apply for your credential (badge/certificate) for listening to this epi...
Source: The A and P Professor - January 3, 2023 Category: Physiology Authors: Kevin Patton Source Type: blogs

Winter Short: Students Perform Best with a Pre-Test | TAPP 129
In yet another of ourWinter Shorts episodes, Kevin Patton discusses his experience withPre-Tests as alearning tool—not simply an assessment tool. Surprisingly, the use of Pre-Testsimproved student scores on the regular tests.00:00 | Introduction01:07 | What is a Pre-Test?07:52 | Sponsored by AAA, HAPI, and HAPS09:25 | More Strategies for Learning the Skeleton15:13 | Staying Connected ★ If you cannot see or activate the audio player, go to:theAPprofessor.org/podcast-episode-129.html🏅 Apply for your credential (badge/certificate) for listening to this episode:theAPprofessor.org/podcast-episode-129.html/#badg...
Source: The A and P Professor - December 21, 2022 Category: Physiology Authors: Kevin Patton Source Type: blogs

6 Potential Medical Use Cases for ChatGPT
The internet is buzzing with news on ChatGPT, and how everyone uses it to write love poems, homework, summaries of articles, or python codes. ChatGPT is the latest generation of a large language model, designed to generate text upon user input. There is a lot of discussion regarding its potential use in medicine, so let’s see, what you can expect from it and what you should not use it for – at least in its current form. Unlike the text-to-image tool Midjourney, which we introduced earlier, and which is a GAN (generative adversarial network, explained here) algorithm, ChatGPT is a different kind of algorithm R...
Source: The Medical Futurist - December 19, 2022 Category: Information Technology Authors: Andrea Koncz Tags: TMF Artificial Intelligence in Medicine AI chatbot AI text generator AI in heaalthcare ChatGPT Conversationlal_AI Source Type: blogs

Friday Feature: School Choice in America Dashboard
Colleen HroncichThe school choice landscape has changed dramatically over the last few years. Since 2020 alone, school choice programs have been launched or expanded in20 states. This is good news for families in those states since some state education dollars can now follow their children to the learning options that work for them. It ’s also good news for teachers and education entrepreneurs who will now have more sustainable funding to create new learning environments.But staying abreast of new developments can be difficult. There ’s where EdChoice comes to the rescue with theSchool Choice in America (SCIA) dashboar...
Source: Cato-at-liberty - December 16, 2022 Category: American Health Authors: Colleen Hroncich Source Type: blogs

70 Happy Father ’s Day in Heaven Messages and Quotes
If you’re missing your father today then I hope this post will be helpful for you. In it I want to share the 70 most powerful happy Father’s Day in heaven messages and quotes. I hope you'll find something here that can spark love, gratitude and comfort for you today as we celebrate Father’s Day but also on other days of the year when you may need these messages to lift your spirits. And if you want more inspiration then have a look at this post with quotes on thankfulness and this one with Wednesday blessings. Inspirational Happy Father’s Day in Heaven Messages “Thank you for surrounding me in your love as I cel...
Source: Practical Happiness and Awesomeness Advice That Works | The Positivity Blog - December 14, 2022 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: Henrik Edberg Tags: Inspirational Quotes Personal Development Source Type: blogs

The Racial Wealth Gap, the Effects of Long COVID, Teacher Diversity: RAND Weekly Recap
This weekly recap focuses on understanding the racial wealth gap, why long COVID may threaten the U.S. economy, what prevents people of color from becoming and staying teachers, and more. (Source: The RAND Blog)
Source: The RAND Blog - December 9, 2022 Category: Health Management Authors: RAND Corporation Source Type: blogs