Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a theoretical physicist, philosopher and author who is widely regarded as one of the most influential and best known scientists and intellectuals of all time. He is often regarded as the father of modern physics. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect."His many contributions to physics include the special and general theories of relativity, the founding of relativistic cosmology, the first post-Newtonian expansion, the explanation the perihelion precession of Mercury, the prediction of the deflection of light by gravity (gravitational lensing), the first fluctuation dissipation theorem which explained the Brownian motion of molecules, the photon theory and the wave-particle duality, the quantum theory of atomic motion in solids, the zero-point energy concept, the semiclassical version of the Schrödinger equation, and the quantum theory of a monatomic gas which predicted Bose–Einstein condensation. Einstein published more than 300 scientific and over 150 non-scientific works; he additionally wrote and commentated prolifically on various philosophical and political subjects. His great intelligence and originality has made the word "Einstein" synonymous with genius.
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Life Magazine May 21, 1965Mike Grost (a real person, entered Michigan State University as a fully enrolled student at age 9 or 10, now a PhD in math, a systems architect and mystery writerAn article about Mike from a while back is at http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,939545,00.html?promoid=googlepHis mother’s book about his early life is Genius in Residence
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I hear and I forget.I see and I remember.I do and I understand. - Confucious
Learning Differences:Preferences for Expression You are about to be given an assignment On a piece of paper rank from highest (1) to lowest (5) your preferred expression style Draw Act Build Sing Write
The Assignment: Groups In a minute you will find your group – they are others who: Least want to draw Least want to act Least want to build Least want to sing Least want to write
Assignment Using your least favorite expression style, you will work with others in your group to create a representation to explain differentiation that you will then share with the group.
The Assignment: Groups How do you feel about the assignment you’re about to do? Are you excited about the assignment? Imagine being a child for whom reading and writing is a constant struggle…
The Assignment: Groups This simulation, however, is a bit like using remedial instruction. If we never let students do what they like and are good at, we never see their potential. We also do not fulfill their need for power, fun, freedom.
The Actual AssignmentThe actual assignment is to work with those in your MOST preferred learning style in order to create the representation about differentiation.
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