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Paying Parents to Read to Their Children Boosts Literacy Skills

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COLUMBUS, Ohio – Researchers have found a surprising way to help boost the skills of children with language impairment: Pay their parents to read to them.  A new study tested four techniques to get parents or other caregivers to complete a 15-week literacy intervention for their children with language impairment.  Only one of those techniques – paying parents 50 cents for each reading session – led to children showing significant gains in reading test scores, findings showed.  “We were somewhat stunned to find that paying parents had this strong effect. We didn’t anticipate this,” said Laura Justice, lead author of the study and professor of educational psychology at The Ohio State University.  The other three techniques tried in the study were offering positive feedback to the parents, offering encouragement, and modeling to parents how to read in a way that improved children’s literacy skills.  None of these three was helpful, and offering feedback actually had a slight…

Hermeneutic the New Book of F Guzzardi

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"At all times, in all ages,
  man felt the need for a higher power.
  Spirits, sorcerers, multiple Gods or unique. Why?


by
F Guzzardi


Gods `there have been and there are still many. The man  intelligent and with a highly developed ability to reason. But it has one big problem: One part of his reason, is not accessible, this part is what psychoanalysts call "unconscious." The unconscious is not available but is in him, it hangs permanently in his life, in his dreams, intuitions, in his memories. How to access the unconscious part of the reason? This is one of the great human questions and many men have spent their lives and their energies. For that psychoanalysis was born, Transcendental Meditation, Yoga, Zen philosophy, LSD and many other things ...
But if the cavemen had the same problem that we all have, they were far, from being able to express it yet, this unconscious part of their reason Adding to the ignorance of the time, nature and its phenomena, quickly created a …

Jimmy Olson and the Mysterious "Poison Makers"

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By F Guzzardi

"PoisonMakers", trhillerof 2011published by Hoffman House press,(English edition) is the storymasterfullywrittenand orchestratedby Jimmy Olsen. Astory setin the Caribbean,withzombies, voodooritesand mysteriousintrigue.
A book withall ingredients ofnecessary to activateour imaginationto reproduce in  images, theincredible adventuresof EdgarEspinosane-Jones(EJ).
A story that, while remainingin the genre"noir", can stir upemotionsand evena few laughs.
EJtakes a jobfrom hisenigmaticmentorGarrettYancyto investigate thesuspicious deathof the U.S. Ambassadorto the Dominican Republic, Adam Quist.To soonwill findhimself involvedin`mysteries that will force himto defend himself for not to die.
PoisonMakersis far fromthe usualmystery. Setin the Caribbeanof the years 70, withpolitical intrigue, revolutionary, superstitions,violence andlove stories.The protagonist,withthe help of hisbest friend, aDominicancopa little bitclumsy, split betweenrationality(Dominican/ Amer…

Berlusconi and Duties of Citizens

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"Feel to Duty even Morein Politics"
by F Guzzardi

I do not like to talk about B. because `I feeling to rage on a" product "already used and abused by all the media and rightly so. The personage does not do anything to go unnoticed, even after the judgment Mediaset that saw him convicted of tax evasion, the army of his fans has sparked demonstrations and marches to ask that he be amnestied. One of his most loyal followers (Biondi) voiced phrases like: "Without him, this country risks a civil war." During one of the rallies organized by his followers, our B. has put at stake the word "duty" to announce that its political commitment will continue with greater force than before.

And then I would like to launch a call to that part of the Italian people who feels "duty" to live in a country free from Mr. Berlusconi and his team. Why can not you throw a petition to prevent this man from hurting themselves and  the Italian people? Why does t…