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Components for Basic Education

Focus on the Brain Muscle The Brain is a Muscle. Exercise strengthens muscles. Thinking Exercises the Brain Muscle. When students practice thinking they learn to succeed through failure. They begin to believe in themselves and their abilities to strategize solutions to support their success.  Learning through Play, Achieving strategic plans and goals builds belief in […]

Public Education in a First Class City

Philadelphia is one of only two “first-class” cities in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Established before the Civil War, the Philadelphia School District is one of the largest and oldest in the Country.  Responsible for overseeing the Public Education of hundreds of thousands of students. As part of their Mission, the School District of Philadelphia “will […]

Is Chess a Game Smart People Play? Or Does Playing Chess Make People Smart?!

Smart People Play Chess ? Chess is a game that has been played for centuries and for centuries it has been linked with intelligence and smartness.  According to Brain game, “the notion that playing chess makes you smarter goes something like this: chess requires concentration and intelligence, and as mathematics and literacy require the same general skills, then practising chess must also improve […]

Critical Thinking in Basic Education

The goal of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania is to provide a “thorough and efficient system of public education”. (Article III B. s14). Using Standardized test to measure the effectiveness of public education provides a standard of “eligible content” to ensure students “meet or exceed” standardized expectations. Our Children do not need more test and exams, […]