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Finland Calls Finish to Cursive Hand-writing Lessons in Classrooms

Posted: February 6th, 2015 | Author: | Filed under: Favorite New Thought, Fighting The Good Fight | Tags: , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Finland Calls Finish to Cursive Hand-writing Lessons in Classrooms

Finland Calls Finish to Cursive Hand Writing Lessons in Classrooms

Finland is scrapping cursive writing lessons in schools from next year and will instead teach children how to type, raising questions for the future of handwriting in Australian classrooms.

The country’s board of education said learning to type was “more relevant to everyday life”, a skill that Australian experts agreed was a better use of school time. Since implementing education reforms 40 years ago, Finland’s school system has consistently come at the top for the international rankings for education systems.

Finnish children don’t start school until they’re 7, exams don’t kickoff until they’re into their teens – going unmeasured for the first 6 years of education – There is only 1 mandatory standardised test – taken at 16 yo – and the difference between the weakest and strongest student is the lowest on the planet. So should we be taking notice? :: Read the full article »»»»


Frenzy Over Live Sex Show in Class

Posted: March 7th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Frenzy Over Live Sex Show in Class

Here at Highpants we love a little titilation, taboo subjects often garner more interest than they should. Take for example the story of professor John Michael Bailey. In his class on human sexualities at Northwestern University, he decided – a spur of the moment decision he would later regret –  to allow a guest presenter to demonstrate a sex toy. When this little bomb hit the media it took all of the parties involved by surprise. This story initialy broke in Northwestern’s student newspaper – the angle being that  this unconventional demonstration had taken place – no fuss nor drama – that the students who attended the lecture seemed fine with it.β★β READ MORE

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Frenzy Over Live Sex Show in Class

Posted: March 7th, 2011 | Author: | Filed under: mcsixtyfive | Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , | Comments Off on Frenzy Over Live Sex Show in Class

Here at Highpants we love a little titilation, taboo subjects often garner more interest than they should. Take for example the story of professor John Michael Bailey. In his class on human sexualities at Northwestern University, he decided – a spur of the moment decision he would later regret –  to allow a guest presenter to demonstrate a sex toy. When this little bomb hit the media it took all of the parties involved by surprise. This story initialy broke in Northwestern’s student newspaper – the angle being that  this unconventional demonstration had taken place – no fuss nor drama – that the students who attended the lecture seemed fine with it.β★β READ MORE

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