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An anthropologist proposed a game to African tribe kids. He put a basket full of fruit near a tree and told them that whoever got there first won the sweet fruits. When he told them to run they all took each others hands and ran together, then sat together enjoying their treats. When he asked them why they had run like that as one could have had all the fruits for himself they said: UBUNTU, how can…
Added by Skip Zilla on April 19, 2012 at 2:34pm — No Comments
Principal Tom Horn, a self-described "hippie kid from Eugene," has transformed a troubled alternative high school in Oregon—not to mention his teachers' job descriptions—by introducing a radical project-based learning model.
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Added by Skip Zilla on April 19, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments
TED Fellow Abigail Washburn wanted to be a lawyer improving US-China relations -- until she picked up a banjo. She tells a moving story of the remarkable connections she's formed touring across the United States and China while playing that banjo and singing in Chinese.
Abigail Washburn pairs venerable folk elements with far-flung sounds, creating results that feel both strangely familiar and unlike anything anybody's ever heard…Continue
Added by Skip Zilla on April 13, 2012 at 12:26pm — No Comments
A friend of mine at Facebook, noting my affinity for the thinking of philosopher Martha Nussbaum, asked me to recommend a book of hers which he might read to begin getting to know her, too. I recommended Not for Profit: Why Democracy Needs the Humanities, which was published in 2010. I attached this review of the book to my message to him: http://harpers.org/archive/2010/06/hbc-90007141. As I reread the review, I…Continue