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    Peter Brownell posted a link on 10 July 2009 - 3:08pm.

    Experimental College of the Twin Cities

    A freeschool in Macalester and Minnesota

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    L von den Driesch posted a link on 11 May 2009 - 5:37am.

    Does an active brain keep dementia away?

    This is the exact link to the program introduced below!

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    Aneeta Patel posted a link on 30 April 2009 - 8:43pm.

    School of Everything and Knitting SOS on Channel 4 website

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    Aneeta Patel posted a forum topic on 3 March 2009 - 11:54pm.

    Credit Crunch...is it affecting you too?

    I've been teaching for 6 years now and getting busier every year...until October 2008.

    As a knitting teacher, Sept-Dec is my busiest time of the year...classes book up up to six weeks in advance. But Oct 08 was like a ghost town for Knitting SOS. My years finances have averaged out pretty healthy due to a couple of big jobs last Spring, but I'm noticing that I can't fill classes as easily as I was 12 months ago.

    Has anyone else found this and do they have any suggestions to inspire people to learn?

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    Claire Medcalf posted a forum topic on 23 February 2009 - 2:33pm.

    How do I Learn Stuff?

    I've had a couple of people emailing me recently asking 'How do I learn on School of Everything?' I'm not sure if this is because members are expecting something more to happen when you click on the green 'Learn this' button. Do you?

    * When you click 'Learn this' it adds it to your Learning profile and you'll be notified when new teachers sign up near you.
    * If you want to learn this subject now, the best thing is to click on 'Near you' and entering the subject you want to learn in the 'refine your search' box.

    There are some Learning FAQs in our Help section:

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    Aneeta Patel posted a forum topic on 16 February 2009 - 3:21pm.

    Television...am I the only (usually) intelligent person left in the world who watches it?

    I watch hours of telly each day. But I was once told that I'm allowed to watch anything I like as I'm productive at the same time.

    Just to explain...I'm a knitter. It's what I do for a living. But once the pattern writing bit is done, there are hours of repetitive knitting, during which I need to be kept entertained and awake.

    I know lots of knitters who listen to the radio, but I need something to look at - I'm one of those annoying knitters who can watch subtitled films whilst knitting (sorry!)

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    Andy Gibson posted a link on 13 February 2009 - 5:25pm.

    Silobreaker - information visualisation and exploration

    This is an interesting site - enter something you're interested in and it will show you a map of related topics in the news. Slick.

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    Sara Baugh posted a link on 9 February 2009 - 12:04pm.

    Why are our pupils so stressed?

    Interesting results of this week's Teaching Expertise poll.

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    Andy Gibson posted a note on 26 January 2009 - 5:27pm.

    MA in Everything

    I've been thinking for a while now about going back into full-time education.

    I'm very clear that I don't want to be an academic or study at an academic institution though. I want to spend a year studying all the various things I'm interested in - some quite formally, some just for the fun of it. I want to design my own Masters course and spend a year learning everything I've always wanted to.

    So I've been thinking about what I'd like to study. So far I've got:

    * Pop, jazz, gospel and ragtime piano
    * Folk guitar
    * Singing, particularly soul/gospel vocal
    * Graphic design

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    Dougald Hine posted a note on 29 October 2008 - 3:50pm.

    Doing my homework

    I noticed recently how much new stuff I'm learning these days. In fact, it feels like I give myself more homework now than I ever used to do when I was at school or university. For example, in the past week I've been:

    - teaching myself to transcribe 17th century manuscripts
    - helping a friend rewrite a research report on Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals (which meant getting my head round enough of the science not to mess up the meaning of what I was editing)
    - editing a magazine about "commons" and "common sense"
    - taking part in an extended email discussion about copyright and ethics

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    Andy Gibson posted a note on 28 October 2008 - 12:03pm.

    How to play jazz piano

    I was talking to my friend's piano teacher Roland Perrin (http://www.rolandperrin.com/) recently about how to play jazz piano, and one of the things he said was that jazz piano rhythms are basically two conventional rhythms layered on top of each other.

    And I've also been following Shawn Cheek's "Easy Piano Lessons" on YouTube, and he says a similar thing about jazz chords, that he hears jazz chords as two chords layered on top of each other. http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=MMXYdD7rDhc, about 1:30 in)

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    Mary Harrington posted a note on 13 August 2008 - 4:27pm.

    Today I learned...

    - That it's cheaper to get from Biggleswade to London at peak rate than I thought
    - That Google has lots of tools to help you advertise using their stuff
    - That not wearing socks is a bad idea in British August
    - That Wednesday is an odd day to come back after a holiday.

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