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I think this sense, that truth lies most patent in what is most ordinary and is for that very reason least apprehended, is the first motive of philosophy. Socrates, that Post-Heraclitean, will call it “wonder”: “For that is the special affect of the lover of wisdom (philosophos)—wondering” (Theatetus 155d). There is, to be sure, a difference. Heraclitus observes the Common surrounding us all and blames humankind for being estranged from it; Socrates tries to induce a sense of estrangement…Continue
Added by Skip Zilla on March 30, 2012 at 4:03pm — No Comments
“What’s wrong with our children? Adults telling children to be honest while lying and cheating. Adults telling children to not be violent while marketing and glorifying violence… I believe that adult hypocrisy is the biggest problem children face in America.”…Continue
Added by Skip Zilla on March 21, 2012 at 9:37pm — No Comments
It seems to me that no children are truly educated until they understand where money comes from. Here's a great video which explains the…Continue
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Added by Skip Zilla on February 27, 2012 at 9:00pm — No Comments
English usage is sometimes more than mere taste, judgment and education -- sometimes it's sheer luck, like getting across the street.
~ E. B. White
[found at http://grammar.about.com/od/yourwriting/a/advice.htm]
Luck is, in my estimation, the most important idea one can understand, not only about using language interestingly, but also…Continue
Last week I had a nightmare and woke up in cold sweat. I dreamt that I was forced to go back to high school and re-do my matriculation exams. I don’t think I would have been that frightened if I had dreamt of being sentenced to jail. And in a way, I feel I am partly there, doing my high school the second time around, due to my high identification with my daughter’s experience in high school.
If there’s something I regret, now that she is in 12th grade, about to finish it in 5 months…Continue
I was just cruising through some old posts (trying to find my old RSS reader in fact. I never did.). But what I did notice is the change of pace of discourse. It would seem that the style of Fireside has not been taken up in the micro world of twitter, the emotionally-centred world of Facebook or the cool information-heavy world of Google+. I miss it.
We seem to have had time to converse, to explore issues widely and express ourselves expansively. The word counts of…Continue
Added by Skip Zilla on February 5, 2012 at 7:19pm — No Comments
Added by Skip Zilla on February 4, 2012 at 6:19pm — No Comments
http://www.montgomeryschoolsmd.org/departments/superintendent/bookclub.aspx : Dr. Starr held his second book club on Tuesday, January 31, featuring the book “Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us” by Daniel Pink. Dr. Starr led a panel discussion that included Mr. Pink. Hundreds of people joined the discuss in…Continue
Added by Skip Zilla on February 2, 2012 at 10:51am — No Comments
Noam Chomsky discusses the purpose of education, impact of technology, whether education should be perceived as a cost or an investment and the value of standardised assessment. Presented at the Learning Without Frontiers Conference - Jan 25th 2012- London (LWF…Continue
Added by Skip Zilla on February 2, 2012 at 12:30am — No Comments
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I was up in the east hills of Reno with my dogs and listening to a podcast of the BBC program "Analysis" that happened to be about something I had spoken of in my class last night. Serendipity, perhaps but and interesting, maybe, discussion that may, perhaps be of value in our deliberations, a program about certainty. I would say that I have not doubt that it would be of value, but I cannot say that with certainty. Then again, it might really be something of a game changer in how…Continue
Added by Stephen Lafer on January 27, 2012 at 5:18pm — No Comments
http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/08/marvells-classroom-3-0-initative-armada-smile-plug-computer-ces-2012/ to be used in conjunction with http://www.engadget.com/2012/01/08/olpcs-xo-3-0-tablet-hands-on/.
Added by Skip Zilla on January 22, 2012 at 10:00pm — No Comments
Vicki Davis will present a workshop entitled, “Flattening Classrooms, Expanding Minds” as part of the Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22 Speaker Series on Thursday January 12, 2011 at 3:00pm EST USA or Thursday, January 12, 2012 at 20:00:00 GMT […Continue
Added by mrsdurff on January 5, 2012 at 12:14pm — No Comments
Late last summer, I was returning from a walk across the alfalfa field with my pup. Half a year old, she frolicked about with exuberance about everything. She picked up a stick and raced through the grasses in long sprints, chin up, bursting with pride. She pranced about, holding the stick in her mouth, darting in and teasing me to see I'd chase her to get that prize.
Then, as I watched her, something got ahold of me.
I noticed that the…