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Category Archives: Education
If you’re required to learn something because “it will be on the test,” you’re not being educated. You’re being trained to follow orders.
Recently, I ran across a TED talk by virtuoso bass player Victor Wooten about learning without being taught, and posted some thoughts about it on my professional website. Here’s a link.
Here’s an article in today’s (7/31/18) Inside Higher Ed about Education Secretary DeVos’s push to deregulate and innovate in higher education. I’m pretty sure that deregulating for-profit education is a bad idea which has already failed spectacularly and repeatedly. But … Continue reading
The people who most invoke strong feelings in you (anger, disgust, fear, hatred, etc.) are the ones who have the most to teach you.
People do what makes sense to them. If they do things that don’t make sense to you, it’s because there’s something you don’t understand. Don’t judge them until you’ve made a serious effort to put yourself in their place.
Trying to avoid reinventing the wheel often means you’re more interested in wheels than invention.
From childbirth education class, many years ago: Fatigue makes EVERYTHING worse.
If you want to know what education “reformers” really think of the reforms they advocate, look where they send their own kids to school.
Questions are almost always more interesting than answers. Questions open up possibilities; answers do the opposite.
Develop your endurance first, then increase your speed. (An athletic training lesson that applies in many areas of life.)