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Elementary education reform.

I have a mapped out curriculum that entails practices of bio/neurofeedback into elementary schools. Basically just emotional therapy, cognitive exercises, abstract thought building, and individual analysis. All of this without changing the system too much, that's my goal for an easy and agreeable transition. The goal being that we want to captivate a childs' imagination, identify what their individual interests are, build on that while still educating them on the other fronts, and teach them about their own mind. How their mentality is effected by environment and how to control it. Show people at a young age how to identify when their emotions have relatively larger impacts on their decision making processes.

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    Jan 26 2014: I don't think teaching children to control their emotions is completely removing their childhood, or even removing it at all. Let me give you an idea as to what I mean by emotional control or therapy. I notice so many people, grown people that is. When I am discussing things such as religion, politics, society, it almost seems that a majority of the time. If our views don't agree, the other person becomes anywhere from annoyed to irate. When you get angry, you're not thinking clearly. The primitive limbic system starts to kick in and the cerebral cortex doesn't function as much. Personally I enjoy hearing arguments that negate my own, especially ones that are more well structured. It helps my broaden my views. When I hear ones that aren't even well structured, I try not to laugh. I've noticed a correlation between anger polarity and the structure of arguments. Basically I want a system that doesn't force children to control their emotions, but allows for them to be aware of when their angry and making hasty decisions. I think a system that could successfully do this, would end up with more cognitively functioning adults. In the sense that they would be aware of the biofeedback and neurofeedback of their own brains. Making it to where by the time they are adults they would have a easier time using their cerebral cortex over their limbic system.

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