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Worth Reading...
Sharing a few intriguing postings I came across. 1. Understanding Our Tools (Jarche)- examining the approach to media literacy and in particular how communication tools influence what’s filtered. For individuals, the core skill is critical thinking, or ques...

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Don't Go Back to School
Sharing highlights from Kio Stark's, Don't Go Back To School: A Handbook for Learning Anything .  Don’t Go Back to School tells you how to learn what you need to learn in order to do what you need to do, without having to bend your life or your finances to ...

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Worth Reading
Sharing a few highlights from the past week. 1. Why Students Can’t Google Their Way to the Truth (Sam Wineburg and Sarah McGrew)- we and our kids need to get a lot smarter when it comes to conducting online research True, many of our kids can flit between F...

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Education is the answer...
Sharing an excerpt from Seth Godin's post Education is the Answer .  The post talks to assuming ownership over one's learning and the need to connect with others to help build deeper meaning.  Seth Godin's post also reminds me of Kio Stark's book Don't Go B...

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Worth Reading.....
1.   Why the Problem with Learning is Unlearning   (Bonchek)- the biggest challenge is not learning something new, but unlearning what old ways of thinking. Unlearning is not about forgetting. It’s about the ability to choose an alternative mental model or ...

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LAUNCH...
Sharing a few highlights from LAUNCH: Using Design Thinking to Boost Creativity and Bring Out The Maker In Every Student by John Spencer and A.J. Juliana. We are now seeing a new divide emerge — a Creative Chasm between those who passively consume and those...

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A Few Highlights
Sharing a few highlights from The Checklist Manifesto: How To Get Things Right by Atul Gawande. Faulty memory and distraction are a particular danger in what engineers call all-or-none processes: whether running to the store to buy ingredients for a cake, p...

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An Incomplete manifesto for Growth
I was just moved to reread Bruce Mau's An Incomplete Manifesto for Growth .  There are so many impressionable statements, but right now, the following thought is grabbing my attention and in particular, the second sentence about growth. Love your experiment...

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Worth Reading...
Sharing a few posts worth checking out.   1. Manifesto 15 - thoughts about how education should evolve in the near future “The future is already here – it’s just not very evenly distributed”  (William Gibson in Gladstone, 1999). The field of education lags ...

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Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
I just finished reading Angela Duckworth's book, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance .  I'm sharing a few personal highlights below. The book is a must read for those who work with children.   Duckworth shows anyone striving to succeed—be it parents...
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