Broaden Your Thinking

Teacher

Hello, I am a teacher of Chemistry, Biology and Physical Education. I am very passionate about Physical Education and I believe that through proper health and fitness the entire world will be a better place. Also that games and sports can be used to resolve most of the conflicts that are experienced world over. Scientifically, we can also help in conservation of our immediate environment which translates to better living for all and hence a better universe at large. I look forward to working...

Broaden Your Thinking- Poverty in Africa and Trophy Hunting

“The rich in Africa only lavish themselves in wealth so the poverty line keeps on widening between the rich and the poor.” - Denis Chege Unfortunately this is the sad truth today. I have heard many stories of leaders in Africa becoming very wealthy and not doing much to support the poor. “Supports and encourage recreational hunting and harvests within.Farther state,hunting designates wildlife population legally and responsibly is a legitimate,healthy and worthwhile recreation activity.” -...

Broaden your Thinking

I really like these two projects by Amos and Marisa. “How do animal achieve communication using their different structures?” - Amos Muriithi and “Placebo effect: a beneficial effect, produced by a placebo drug or treatment, that cannot be attributed to the properties of the placebo itself, and must therefore be due to the patient's belief in that treatment” - Marisa Lenarduzi So my question is how are animals affected by the Placebo effect, and if so how does it work work with animals?

Schizophrenia in Africa

How do schizophrenic patients in Africa get medical and therapist treatment? (Samuel just told me, that 25% of just Kenya's population has a mental disease, but schizophrenia is not really accepted by the society there, too. ) I connected that to an recent Article from the New York times, that I read. It's written by the science reporter Benedict J. Carey. I summarized the most important information. Innovative groups have begun experimenting with providing mental therapy without clinics or...

BRAIN

INQUIRY QUESTION:DO THE SMART ANIMALS THINK JUST LIKE HUMAN BEINGS OR ITS SPECIAL IN THEIR WAYS??FROM my last post it has come to my realization that some of the animals are considered to be smart like dolphins and also elephants...but one burning question is whether they think the same way way human beings think ....

Our story: Living and coping with Schizophrenia

COPSI stands for COmmunity care for People with Schizophrenia in India and it’s an alternative and well-working idea of a mental health care system, especially for treating the schizophrenia disease in India. Vikram Patel's ted talk linked me to a documentary about the COPSI project. It's obviously lead by Patel as well as the British Psychiatrists Graham Thornicroft The documentary mainly shows deeply personal and moving conversations in interview form of participants of the project and the...

COPSi Schizophrenia in India

I was watching a couple Ted Talks as I found the name, Vikram Patel . I watched his ted talk where he talks about his project named COPSI in India. It's a new idea of a mental health care system in low resource countries because the expensive western system just doesn't work for them. A very breathtaking example of his was that there are just a couple professional doctors in the city of Zimbabwe who would have to look after 9 million mental patients in the countryside. This is an incredible...

New Inquiry: Schizophrenia (treatment and stigma)

07/03/16 23:25 Inquiry topic: Schizophrenia Inquiry question: Can we create a health care system that treats schizophrenic patients successfully and reduces the stigma at the same time? Name of teacher: Silvia Knittel Plan: It took me quite a little to find the right project for butterfly effect. My first inquiry wasn't really a topic, that was interesting for me. But I think now I found the right project and I'm very excited about it. Schizophrenia is a very interesting mental disease, but...

BRIAN

INQUIRY QUESTIONS;WHY DON'T WE CONSIDER ANIMALS THAT ARE SMART FROM THEIR BRAIN CAPACITY ALSO AS HUMANS?? From my last post whether we as human beings are the only smartest beings in the planet...well that's wrong because from my research have noticed that there are someone animals who possess brains that are smarter.Some of the smartest animals have complex nervous system and have the ability to follow their instincts and also learn from their mistakes.Like elephants are known for their...

Broaden Your Thinking

For my broaden your thinking, I am going to compare Lucy Muturi's project on Graffiti and Rose Mwangi's project on Tourism. I have came up with a few questions about these topics: How does graffiti look different in different countries? How do people think about graffiti in different countries? Is there different reasoning for why people do graffiti in different countries? I think that both of these topics are very interesting, and there are many ways you can compare these topics. I think...

Students in Canada living in poverty

1/9 children struggle in Canada while living under the poverty line. This is caused by living in a family of addiction, the increase of population,the decrease in jobs available, living in single parent household, living with a guardian that has a disability, having a disability yourself or what your race is. More than one third of children in Canada, living in poverty are in a household with a family member that has full time, year-round employment. Almost 1 in every 5 households experience...

BROADEN YOUR THINKING // The Missing Link? (Paige Hunter)

"Due to the sources of alternative energy being in an inconsistent supply {wind, sun, etc.} the consumer cannot be guaranteed constant power 24/7. Thus, there must be a method of storage, such as a battery. Donald Sadoway, professor at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, tackled the same issue and came up with a solution." I think humans have far surpassed the technical skills needed to create a sustainable future. The main problem I see with all of the amazing innovations is that we are...

THE BURN: Heartbreak // BROADEN YOUR THINKING

"In movies when someone breaks up with someone its icecream and alcohol, when losing a family member it's grieving denial etc. So after I lost someone, I wanted to figure out exactly what had happened in my mind and physically to my body and why and that is exactly what I found out." I related this to what I know about how humans process trauma and I thought the connection was worth sharing http://www.cirp.org/library/psych/vanderkolk/ "Many traumatized people expose themselves, seemingly...

A Burn

"FGM is practiced in Kenya by communities such as the Samburu and the MAaasai.Here are some of the hinderances to ending this practice: Many girls in these communities believe that they can only be married to men of their tribe.This in turn is one of the factors that favour this practice since no man of these communities can marry a uncircumcised girl.They believe that girls who have undergone this are mature and are even responsible hence ready for marriage. If a girl in these communities...

Student-teacher relationships

The most common issues that press a students relationship with their teachers are poor attendance, poor parental support causing discomfort with authority and lack of motivation. What may an unhealthy relationship between a student and teacher may look like? The teacher showing irritability towards the student, restriction to their right to freedom of speech and expression, failure to address students disability (ex: failure to address IEP), unfair academic treatment (ex: having a bias or...

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