Welcome to the Life Science Wiki of TPJHS.


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"Intelligence is knowing what to do when you don't know what to do." - John Holt

"Education is a process of living, not just a preparation for future living." - John Dewey

"It is paradoxical that many educators and parents still differentiate between a time for learning and a time for play without seeing the vital connection between them." - Leo Buscaglia

“We don’t need to ‘make’ learning fun. Learning is inherently fun. We just need to keep it that way.” - Mark Edwards


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“Claimed research findings may often be simply accurate measures of the prevailing bias.”
Why Most Published Research Findings Are False - John P. A. Ioannidis
Decline Effect



Interesting Science

Peter Dobbin Quote Royal

Study reveals that the tests themselves do more good for our ability to learn that the many hours before them spent relentlessly poring over notes and textbook. The act of repeatedly retrieving and using learned information drives memories into long-term storage, while repetitive revision produced almost no benefits.

"In the U.S., they treat teachers like pizza delivery boys and then do efficiency studies on how well they deliver the pizza."
Read more: http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,2062419,00.html#ixzz1JdIM1eWo

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