Big Bird and friends could help shine a light on the difference in learning styles
what When kids watch “Sesame Street,” their brains “show better revealed the unconstrained and spontaneous thought processes that are essential to learning.” Because each kid learns in a different way, discovering which way works best for them early in life can prevent blocks in the learning process.
how Since it’s hard to measure “real-world thought process that a child has while observing an actual school session,” scientists put kids, and some adults, through an fMRI machine while they watched an episode of “Sesame Street.” They then took a standardized math and verbal assessments; depending on how they scored told scientists if they benefit from the specific learning style that the show helps stimulate. source
BREAKING: Kevin Clash, the longtime Elmo puppeteer, has resigned from “Sesame Street.”
"Unfortunately, the controversy surrounding Kevin’s personal life has become a distraction that none of us want, and he has concluded that he can no longer be effective in his job and has resigned from Sesame Street.” This is such a bummer on multiple fronts.
Voice of Elmo vindicated: A day after allegations arose that Kevin Clash, the puppeteer known for playing Elmo on “Sesame Street,” had a relationship with an underage male, Clash was vindicated after the accuser’s lawyer recanted the earlier claims — saying it was a relationship between two consenting adults. More details in the Newsbreaker clip above.
Caroll Spinney, the 78-year-old puppeteer behind the 8-foot-tall bird, is also very active at the polls.
“He’s very consistent. He votes in not only municipal and gubernatorial races,” said Suzanne Woodward of the Registrar of Voters Office in Woodstock, Conn.. “He votes in just about every election we have. Even referendums.”
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