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3 Interesting reads you may enjoy

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Photo credit – Igor Ovsyannykov via unsplash.com

Every day I see many emails, posts and articles that come through my various information feeds. Their volume can be overwhelming. We need to manage the influx of data in our lives. This post offers just three reads.

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Thoughts about knowledge …

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Photo by Roman Kraft on Unsplash.com

Knowledge comes, but wisdom lingers. It may not be difficult to store up in the mind a vast quantity of facts within a comparatively short time, but the ability to form judgements requires the severe discipline of hard work and the tempering heat of experience and maturity.
~ Calvin Coolidge

Thoughts about people …

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Photo by Štefan Štefančík on Unsplash.com

I don’t divide the world into the weak and the strong, or the successes and the failures … I divide the world into the learners and nonlearners.
~ Benjamin Barber

A week dedicated to failure?

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Photo by Luiz Hanfilaque on Unsplash.com

A private school in Melbourne has created “failure week” in its curriculum. The intention is to encourage students to embrace failure and not just focus on success. Making mistakes is an important part of learning after all, and for all.

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8 Ways to learn how to learn more easily

 

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Photo credit – Joe Shillington via unsplash.com

In a world of constant change, learning new things or new ways of doing things is a key part of surviving. It is not that learning itself has changed, but we do have to find ways of being smarter about it.

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Flipping classrooms and learning outcomes

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A concept that is upturning approaches to learning is called flipped classrooms. These happen when you “flip” the learning so the instructional content is delivered online, outside the classroom and the classroom time is dedicated to activities and exercises that were thought of more traditionally as “homework”. Be they classrooms, or corporate training rooms, the approach is centred on collaboration and engagement of educator and student. 

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Three talks about people

Technology is wonderful at bringing the world to your door – wherever you are. I love the diverse learning made available through TED (Technology Events Design) talks. Technology enables this, but the learning can still be people-focused. Here are three of my favourite talks.

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A sparkling day in the powder

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Today started like any other. The alarm went. We got out of bed, went through the daily administration of breakfast and coffee. Then we opened the blinds – to a clear sky, with lots of fresh snow. My day off and it’s a sparkler! 

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