May 2010 Archives
Had some time to knit today, and the Klein bottle hat progresses. Have finished increasing for the crown, and will begin to create the gap where the hat goes through itself, turning inside out.
Dan Meyer, began his talk at TEDxNYED this way:
"Can I ask you to please recall a time when you really loved something: a movie, album, a song or a book. And, you recommended it wholeheartedly to someone you also really liked. And, you anticipated that reaction, you waited for it, and it came back, and the person hated it. So by way of introduction, that is the exact same state that I spend every working day of the last six years... I teach high school math."
Meyer goes on to show his approach, the ways he leads resistant people to become better problem solvers. I can see it applying to other subjects beyond math, too. I'm going to start following his blog.
(And as with so many cool things, I found this via lilalia at Yum Yum Cafe.)
"I can never accomplish what I want, only what I would have wanted had I thought of it beforehand."
- Richard Diebenkorn
"Create a meaningful experience and the learning will follow." I wish Gever Tully's Tinkering School had been around for me to go to as an 11-year-old.
Ran across this story today, while I was in search of something else (my favorite mode of discovery, whether on the web or in a library).
As Gandhi boarded a train, one of his shoes slipped off and landed on the track. He was unable to retrieve it as the train was moving. To the amazement of his companions, Gandhi calmly took off his other shoe and threw it back along the track to land close to the first. Asked by a fellow passenger why he did so, Gandhi smiled and replied, "The man who finds the shoes lying on the track will now have a pair he can use."