“So often… class discussions become a reflection of existing power relations in society, rather than a tool for dismantling and reorganizing them.”
“A recent study in JAMA pointed out a 13% increase in plastic surgery patients seeking to improve their looks for selfies between 2016 and 2017 because of this phenomenon.”
“Franklin had faith that truth would win out over falsehood, if given a fair chance to compete.”
“The psychoanalyst Erik Erikson once wrote that adolescence is a time when children can be “morbidly, often curiously, preoccupied with what they appear to be in the eyes of others.” …A corollary to Erikson’s observation might be that of David Elkind, another developmental psychologist, who in 1967 wrote about the “imaginary audience” phenomenon in adolescents — the idea that teenagers somehow see themselves as stars of their own productions, believing themselves to be watched by an eager, if sometimes judgmental, public. On Twitter, you actually are living your life on a stage.”
When we learn to play an instrument — say, the guitar — it’s obvious that simply understanding how a chord is constructed isn’t the equivalent of being able to play the chord. Guitar teachers know intuitively that the path to success and creativity at the guitar is to practice until the foundational patterns are deeply ingrained.”
Every week I send out articles I encounter from around the web. Subject matter ranges from hard knowledge about teaching to research about creativity and cognitive science to stories from other industries that, by analogy, inform what we do as educators. This breadth helps us see our work in new ways.
Readers include teachers, school leaders, university overseers, conference organizers, think tank workers, startup founders, nonprofit leaders, and people who are simply interested in what’s happening in education. They say it helps them keep tabs on what matters most in the conversation surrounding schools, teaching, learning, and more.
– Peter Nilsson