Bello, grazie per la condivisione. Sto cercando di prepararmi (per tempo) all'inevitabile!
La figlia adolescente di una buona amica, l'altro giorno, dopo alcuni... incidenti al liceo, ha raccontato a sua madre:
- Mamma, ho l'età di fare cose pazze!! Siate pazienti, in due anni, sarò di nuovo la figlia responsabile :-):

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:-) Lo ammetto..
Mi piacciono molte cose che scrive Alessandro D'Avenia.
E mi piace il suo stile di scrivere.

Ulisse, cura anti apatia (Alessandro D'Avenia)
Molto bello, grazie dell'articolo!
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The Tale of the Princess Kaguya - Wikipedia


The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (Japanese: かぐや姫の物語, Hepburn: Kaguya-hime no Monogatari) is a 2013 Japanese animated fantasy drama film Co-written and directed by Isao Takahata, animated by Studio Ghibli for the Nippon Television Network, Dentsu, Hakuhodo DY Media Partners, Walt Disney Japan, Mitsubishi, Toho and KDDI, and distributed ...
Scaricato! :)
È meravigliosamente triste :) Elena piange tutte le volte che o vede. Però ha detto disegni incredibili.
Non riuscirei a fare l’insegnante senza prendere sul serio la vita futura dei ragazzi



"Hector, l'homme extraordinairement fort" : tricot, humour et poésie


 Petit Loulou a reçu, de Saint-Nicolas, un album de Magali Le Huche (la maman de "Jean-Michel, le caribou", héros de Petit Loulou, voir...
Bello il libro :)
Sì molto tenero. Lo leggiamo sempre con piacere :)
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Un bel articolo dell'altro ieri di Alessandro D'Avenia sull'educazione

Trentacinque minuti per crescere (Corriere della Sera)

Mai come oggi l’educazione dispone di così tanti studi e mezzi, eppure mai come oggi educare sembra esser diventato difficile. Un paradosso che ricorda un apologo di Borges.
KlausKlaus ha scritto il post Tue, 30 Jan 2018 00:05:08 +0100
Wie viel Manipulation ist akzeptabel?
Schon beängstigend wie kaputt unser Gehirn ist und wie viel Geld in die Erforschung gesteckt wird um es gezielt zu manipulieren. Und dies sind ja keine neuen Anstrengungen, diese gibt es ja schon seit Jahrzehnten.

Die Rattenfänger aus dem Silicon Valley

Der ehemalige Google-Entwickler James Williams warnt: Soziale Netze funktionieren wir Glücksspielautomaten.

Take Control - Time Well Spent
Time Well Spent is a movement to transform the race for attention so it aligns with our best interests.

Take control of your phone.
Try these simple changes to live more intentionally with your devices right now.

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An interesting study about psychological patterns of millennials (Dec. 2017)

Image (CC BY-SA 4.0)

The current study is the first to examine generational differences in perfectionism at a cohort level. Our findings suggest that selforiented perfectionism, socially prescribed perfectionism, and other-oriented perfectionism have increased over the last 27 years. We speculate that this may be because, generally, American, Canadian, and British cultures have become more individualistic, materialistic, and socially antagonistic over this period, with young people now facing more competitive environments, more unrealistic expectations, and more anxious and controlling parents than generations before.

Perfectionism Is Increasing Over Time: A Meta-Analysis of Birth Cohort Differences From 1989 to 2016
Curran, T., & Hill, A. P. (2017, December 28). Psychological Bulletin. Advance online publication.

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I Millennials sono vittime del perfezionismo da social, uno studio accusa Facebook & co
(La Repubblica)

These results suggest that further increases in takeaway meal consumption (and marketing directed at encouraging such increases) are likely to have adverse public health consequences and should be actively discouraged. The government should be considering health protection initiatives to reverse the current trends in takeaway meal consumption, in the context of broader efforts to improve childhood diet and nutrition in home and school settings.

Fast food in Yambol, Bulgaria

Takeaway meal consumption and risk markers for coronary heart disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity in children aged 9–10 years: a cross-sectional study
Donin AS, et al. Arch Dis Child 2017;0:1–6. doi:10.1136/archdischild-2017-312981

What is already known?
  • Observational evidence suggests that adults who regularly eat takeaway meals have poorer diet quality, increased adiposity, type 2 diabetes and coronary heart disease.
  • In the UK, takeaway meal consumption is increasing. However, little is known about the associations between takeaway meal consumption and chronic disease risk markers in children.

What this study adds?
  • Our study suggests that children who regularly eat takeaway meals have adverse lipid profiles, higher body fat and poorer diet quality.
  •   Efforts to reduce takeaway meal consumption in children could have both short-term and long-term health benefits.

Pasti pronti, da portar via (Roberto Minelli)

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#food #fast food #take-away
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Yes it's very hard to have them easy decently. But we try nonetheless :)
Poverty and obesity: the role of energy density and energy costs (2004)
The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Volume 79, Issue 1, 1 January 2004, Pages 6–16,

  • First, the highest rates of obesity occur among population groups with the highest poverty rates and the least education.
  • Second, there is an inverse relation between energy density (MJ/kg) and energy cost ($/MJ), such that energy-dense foods composed of refined grains, added sugars, or fats may represent the lowest-cost option to the consumer.
  • Third, the high energy density and palatability of sweets and fats are associated with higher energy intakes, at least in clinical and laboratory studies.
  • Fourth, poverty and food insecurity are associated with lower food expenditures, low fruit and vegetable consumption, and lower-quality diets.
  • More and more Americans are becoming overweight and obese while consuming more added sugars and fats and spending a lower percentage of their disposable income on food.
  • An increased consumption of snacks (5), caloric beverages (6, 7), and fast foods (8) by children and young adults has been shown repeatedly to be associated with obesity and excess weight gain.
  • The content of school lunches has been scrutinized (12), and even food-assistance programs have come under attack for their alleged role in “fattening the poor” (13, 14)

Thanks to @Haakon Meland Eriksen (Els Mussols)  (here)
Social Determinants and Poor Diet Quality of Energy-Dense Diets of Australian Young Adults (2017)
Healthcare (Basel). 2017 Dec; 5(4): 70.
Published online 2017 Oct 1. doi:  10.3390/healthcare5040070

In conclusion, the reported dietary energy-density of Australian young adults was high and of poor diet quality. There was evidence of differences for people of lower tertiary education attainment and lower socio-economic status—this information should be used to help ensure that interventions include those most at risk of consuming higher dietary energy-density. Efforts to improve dietary patterns by increasing consumption of low energy-dense fruits and vegetables must be escalated while consumption of energy-dense, nutrient poor foods should be actively discouraged.
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Parents Now Spend Twice as Much Time With Their Children as 50 Years Ago


These ten countries all showed that moms and dads alike are spending more time with their kids – except for France.

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It's early, but Christmas and Santa Lucia in Verona is coming soon.

When you have children, sooner or later comes the moment of truth.
For me, for us parents, the moment came about a month ago.
The question was : "Tell me the truth about Santa!"
Not easy to answer!


Inspireing and helpful for me was this post from few years ago:
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“Maybe it’s good to let your kids see you struggle.”

Infants Can Learn the Value of Perseverance by Watching Adults (2017)
Ji Young-jun poses with his baby after winning the men's marathon at the 16th Asian Games.

Image: Michael Dalder / Reuters
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Marshall SutherlandMarshall Sutherland ha scritto il post Sun, 29 Oct 2017 22:15:22 +0100
Bill Gates and Steve Jobs raised their kids tech-free — and it should've been a red flag

Interviews with Bill Gates, Steve Jobs, and other tech elites consistently reveal that Silicon Valley parents are strict about technology use. A new book suggests the signs may have been clear years ago that smartphone use should be regulated. There may be a way to integrate tech into the classroom, however, that avoids its harmful effects. Psychologists are quickly learning how dangerous smartphones can be for teenage brains.
Wenn Kinder nur noch wischen, haben sie einen großen Nachteil (2018, Deutschlandradio)

Wir ziehen uns eine Generation von Behinderten heran, ich sage es mal drastisch. Je mehr Fingerspiele sie im Kindergarten machen, desto besser sind sie mit 20 in Mathematik, weil die Zahlen über die Finger und deren komplexen Gebrauch ins Hirn kommen. Wenn sie nur wischen als Kindergartenkind, endet ihre Karriere als Putzfachkraft. Das sollte man einfach nicht machen.
L'ultimo tormentone a scuola dei miei bambini.
Che cosa devo dire? :-)
E' molto ballabile !

Chayanne - Madre Tierra (Oye) [Official Video]

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For my kids I'm slowly discovering the various options that it offers ANKI. Wonderful !
On YouTube it can be found a lot of tips and suggestions for efficient work with it.

Immagine Some time ago, I learned foreign languages for myself in the old fashion way. It's time to refresh and to repeat !

Credits and further information:
Image (flashcard)
Lerndatei (Wikipedia)
Flashcard (Wikipedia)
ANKI (Wikipedia)

#learning #flashcard
  ultima modifica: Tue, 31 Oct 2017 23:20:05 +0100  
Thank you for letting me know jMemorize. I will try it out !
As I can see the philosophy is the same like Anki: Leitner-System (spaced repetition) with the application of an algorithm system.

Algorithm questions are relatively secondary for me. Important are an easy to use system and a system with less possible scheduling errors in real-world use. My intention is to keep the flashcard structure simple.  I'm curious how will be the performance. I hope to have set the right horse.
Long live a recent backup in any way ! :-)

Returning to the spaced repetition system I've found this:
Spaced Repetition
What spaced repetition algorithm does Anki use?
Why Anki?

Edit: typo
I'm curious how will be the performance. I hope to have set the right horse.
That's what I was concerned about too. Meanwhile I think the most important thing is that you use it every day (independently of the tool). And, start to speak, read,...
The results are bad news for advocates of the learning styles concept. Student grade performance was not correlated in any meaningful way with their dominant learning style or with any learning style(s) they scored highly on.

Other activities, such as using flash cards, were associated with poorer performance, perhaps because they were a sign of learning by rote rather than deeper learning.

“Another nail in the coffin for learning styles” – students did not benefit from studying according to their supposed learning style[ (2018)

Kinder-Medien-Studie 2018
Die ganze Studie in PDF
Handout zur Pressekonferenz

Die Kernpunkte:

  • Kinder in Deutschland gehen mit der Vielzahl an Freizeitangeboten smart um: Sie entscheiden sich nicht mehr zwischen digitalen und analogen Aktivitäten – sondern wollen sowohl draußen spielen als auch digital unterwegs sein.
  • Blau, rosa und das „Mehr“: Kinder interessieren sich für Piraten oder Prinzessinnen, sind aber genauso offen für Themen mit gesellschaftlicher Relevanz wie Natur, Umwelt und Aktuelles.
  • Digitale Nachricht schlägt Papier? Nein! Kinder nutzen alle Kommunikationswege: vom Telefonat über die SMS bis hin zum klassischen Brief.
  • Gedrucktes Vertrauen: 75% aller deutschen Kinder zwischen vier und 13 Jahren lesen mindestens mehrmals pro Woche Bücher oder Zeitschriften. Print ist dabei unersetzlich, elektronische Endgeräte und Lesemedien spielen in keinem Alter eine besondere Rolle.
  • Plüschtier, Puzzle, Fahrrad oder Smartphone – Kinder haben viele Wünsche. Dabei ist es Vier- bis 13-Jährigen vor allem wichtig, digital ausgestattet zu sein: Ein Handy oder Smartphone ist Wunschobjekt Nr. 1.
  • Schlemmen und Schmökern: Kinder sind Genießer und geben ihr Taschengeld am liebsten für Süßes und Zeitschriften aus.
  • Kritisch-differenzierte Begeisterung – Kinder haben ein klares Bild vom Internet: „Das coolste Medium, das es gibt“, aber auch „schlecht für den Menschen“.
Jugendliche lieben Netflix und WhatsApp – keiner mag Facebook


Jugendliche lieben Netflix und streamen, was das Zeug hält. Facebook hingegen ist out: Das zeigt eine neue Studie zur Mediennutzung in Deutschland.

Basisuntersuchungen zur Mediennutzung von Kindern und Jugendlichen (JIM-Studie 2018)

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How the smartphone changed an entire generation (Jean Twenge, Professor of Psychology, San Diego State University)
The iGen, also known as "Generation Z," are the first generation to spend their adolescence with a smartphone.

Credits and further information:
Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation? (2017)
Image (REUTERS/Murad Sezer)
Hello @Einer von Vielen
I suppose you have managed to steer your children's digital lifestyle in the right direction through your own exemplary role. A parent intusiastic in tecnology and digital self-determination, aware of the value of privacy and real live. I hope that I will be able to do the same in the next few years. :-)
I suppose you have managed to steer your children's digital lifestyle in the right direction through your own exemplary role
I hope so. Telling them doesn't help really.
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scacchi clay stop motion - chess clay stop motion (1:55min)
by Riccardo Crocetta su YouTube

Roesch - Schlage, Hamburg Hauptturnier B 1910
1.e4 e5 2.Nf3 Nc6 3.Bb5 a6 4.Ba4 Nf6 5.Qe2 b5 6.Bb3 Be7 7.c3 O-O 8.O-O d5 9.exd5 Nxd5 10.Nxe5 Nf4 11.Qe4 Nxe5 12.Qxa8 Qd3 13.Bd1 Bh3 14.Qxa6 Bxg2 15.Re1 Qf3 16.Bxf3 Nxf3 mate
 Chess  Kits

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A little song, though unfinished and poorly recorded, I made years ago for my daughter, just for fun. It came up to my mind recently, while I had an ukulele in my hands and a cold in my throat... here's the result =)

@mrjive Thank you for sharing with us something so intimate and endearing :-)
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Thanks guys =)