August 1st, 2010
You’re expecting me, I know, to talk about Google Teacher Academy UK. I learned so much in my time in London that to try and shoehorn it into this post would be foolish. Instead, I’m going to write a series of five (or so) blog posts over the next couple of weeks. I’ll stick to the usual format with this post!
The fun of Twitter and, I suspect, its draw for millions of people, is its infinite potential for connection, as well as its opportunity for self-expression. I enjoy those things myself. But when every thought is externalized, what becomes of insight? When we reflexively post each feeling, what becomes of reflection? When friends become fans, what happens to intimacy? The risk of the performance culture, of the packaged self, is that it erodes the very relationships it purports to create, and alienates us from our own humanity.
Almost every dimension of cognition improves from 30 minutes of aerobic exercise, and creativity is no exception. The type of exercise doesn’t matter, and the boost lasts for at least two hours afterward.
We need to unlearn the notion that our students don’t need to see and understand how we ourselves learn.
The people may be made to follow a path of action, but they may not be made to understand it. (Confucius)
Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away. (Phillip K. Dick)
The most important thing a father can do for his children is to love their mother. (Anonymous)
Self-image sets the boundaries of individual accomplishment. (Maxwell Maltz)
To see what is in front of one’s nose requires a constant struggle. (George Orwell)
Main image CC BY-SA Lisa Thumann
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