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Link’n’Blogs – 8.11.17 – No Grades, No Failing


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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as thought provoking as I have.

A good friend of mine shared this article on his Facebook wall this week. It touched on any number of themes in education of which I have been lately thinking. I am not sure I agree with the entire article, but I am sure that the majority of our educational system and thinking is in CRITICAL need of a revamp… click the photo below to read the New York Times article “A New Kind of Classroom: No Grades, No Failing, No Hurry” by Kyle Spencer.

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Link’n’Blogs – 8.4.17 – Phrases That Hinder Your Success


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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as thought provoking as I have.

When I read this article about phrases that hinder your success, I was surprised at how often I hear them – and how often I say them. This is a pretty fascinating piece… Ever say “it’s not fair” or “the pay is bad here”? Ever think about how that comes across? Click the image to read on…

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Link’n’Blogs – 7.28.17 – Spurious Correlations


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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as thought provoking as I have.

Sometimes I come across something too fun for much description! If you like the graphic below, click it to see more Spurious Correlations!

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Link’n’Blogs – 7.21.17 – Fighting the Dark Night


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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as thought provoking as I have.

When the Aurora, CO theater shooting happened five years ago at a showing of The Dark Knight Rises, I received many calls and messages from friends who were checking that our family was not in the particular theater where the shooting took place. That we were not is a blessing, to be sure. And so is this story from Story Corps, a feature of National Public Radio. Yesterday was the anniversary of the shooting and two parents from Aurora remember their son who died and talk about what they do to never lose touch with him.

Heartbreaking and touching.

Row 12, Seat 12

 

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Link’n’Blogs – 7.14.17 – Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds


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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as thought provoking as I have.

In February, Elizabeth Kolbert published a brilliant – if chilling – highly detailed and well researched essay in The New Yorker entitled “Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds”. I’ve read it twice and it is a frightening story for us in these times of polarization and confirmation bias. It challenges me to check myself…

Why Facts Don’t Change Our Minds

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Link’n’Blogs – 7.7.17 – When John Invited Paul into the Band


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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as thought provoking as I have.

In the past, I’ve posted blogs from my good friend The Esteemed Principal from his blog Principal Liner Notes: Riffs from the Schoolhouse for all kinds of reasons – not the least of which is he is a very talented educational leader. He’s also a Beatles expert and, today on Ringo Starr’s 77th birthday, seemed a great day to link to one The Esteemed Principal’s latest!

When John Invited Paul to Join the Band: Inspired Decisions in the Schoolhouse

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Link’n’Blogs – 6.30.17 – Super Villains In Government


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I loved Lincoln Logs when I was a kid. Though I never entertained the idea that I would be a designer, engineer or architect, something about putting together these wooden and plastic pieces was simply simple fun. Connecting to ideas through the blogosphere seems similar to this pursuit, hence the title of this weekly post. Each Friday, I intend to post something interesting I’ve read out there on the internets. Hopefully others will find these posts as thought provoking as I have.

This one was too good to pass up. Think that the current government is doing things that are, well, out of the ordinary? They are not cribbing their notes from comic book super villains, right? Oh, wait. Maybe they are…  In a very well researched article, Beth Elderkin of gizmodo.com lays out some pretty dastardly things that comic book villains have done to the United States of America. Then she notes our current government is doing some of the very same things.

6 Things the US Government Is Doing that Super Villains Have Already Done

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