This afternoon I listened to a talk give by Sir Ken Robinson about education and it’s reform. He referenced an experiment, people are asked to list uses for a paper clip. Most people get 10-15, really smart people can get 200. Here’s the rules: one use per comment, list as many uses as you can.… Continue reading Paperclips
Today is Hobbit Day, part of Tolkien Week. Tolkien Week, named after J.R.R. Tolkien, is a celebration of Tolkien’s Middle Earth cycle, which includes the popular and influential fantasy work The Lord of the Rings. It always falls on the week containing September 22nd, also known as “Hobbit Day,” Bilbo and Frodo Baggins’ mutual birthday.… Continue reading Who Knew?
I am re-evaluating some of my teaching and came across this quote from Eric Mazer Lecturing is a transferring process in which the material goes from the teachers notes to the students notes without passing through the brains of either one I’m excited about where this might lead!
Last evening my wife and I started reading a new book; Instructing a Child’s Heart by Tedd and Margy Tripp. One of the first paragraphs stood out to me, it included the word transcendent, one that I’ve been thinking about the past months in connection to what drives and motivates us. Where do you take… Continue reading Transcendent Causes