Sam Sherratt

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Ikigai - Finding Your Reason for Being

When asked what is the single most powerful contributing factor to one’s health and vitality, integrative medical doctor Oscar Serrallach answered …

Strange Trees: An Illustrated Atlas of the World’s Arboreal Wonders

From the cocoa tree that gives us chocolate to the Philippines’ rainbow tree, a global tour of rooted marvels.<p>Hermann Hesse called trees “the most penetrating of preachers.” Three centuries earlier, a forgotten English gardener asserted that they “speak to the mind, and tell us many things, and …

Carl Sagan Presents His “Baloney Detection Kit”: 8 Tools for Skeptical Thinking

It is sometimes said that science and philosophy have grown so far apart that they no longer recognize each other. Perhaps they no longer need each …

Moby Lets You Download 4 Hours of Ambient Music to Help You Sleep, Meditate, Do Yoga & Not Panic

Back in May, I wrote about the damaging effects stress has on the body, and the scientifically-validated power of yoga and meditation to undo them. …

What happens after the provocation?

Something I know I do well as a teacher is to provide a strong context for learning. There are thoughtful provocations to kids engaged and thinking …

100 Questions That Help Students Think About Thinking

<b>100 Questions That Help Students Think About Thinking</b><p>by <b>Terry Heick</b><p>Last year I wrote a post on <b>how to help students think for themselves</b>. TeachThought …

How Relearning Old Concepts Alongside New Ones Makes It All Stick

In the laboratory, the same amount of time is given for each approach. But in the real world, there’s another benefit of interleaving, Bjork says: It …

Why You Do Your Best Thinking In The Shower: Creativity & the “Incubation Period”

“The great Tao fades away.”<p>So begins one translation of the <i>Tao Te Ching</i>’s 18th Chapter. The sentence captures the frustration that comes with a lost …

Stunning photo series celebrates contemporary childhood without technology

Growing up with no smartphones, no Netflix, no Snapchat? To many these were the good ole days.<p>Those childhoods of yesteryear are alive and well today …

Coastlines

10 Rules for Students and Teachers Popularized by John Cage

Avant-garde composer John Cage started out as a disciple of Arnold Schoenberg. He greatly looked up to the exiled Austrian as a model of how a true …

11 Resume Designs with Slick Personal Branding

Here at HOW, our goal is to provide graphic designers of all skill levels with the resources to sharpen their talent. We also aim to assist our …

Why US universities are changing what they look for in students, and how Asians are affected

Changwook Shim displays formidable academic credentials. The Hong Kong International School (HKIS) student has a grade point average of 3.9 (out of a …

College & University

It’s about time: a round-up of time-lining tools

Timelines are a perfect tool for inquiry projects. They force students to see contexts; to make critical decisions about relative importance; to make …

Innovative Teaching Requires Innovative PD: 5 Solutions

If school and district leaders want teachers to take risks and innovate in their classrooms, then those leaders must take similar risks when …

In the Future, We Will Photograph Everything and Look at Nothing

“Today everything exists to end in a photograph,” Susan Sontag wrote in her seminal 1977 book “On Photography.” This was something I thought about when I recently read that Google was making its one-hundred-and-forty-nine-dollar photo-editing suite, the Google Nik Collection, free. This …

The surprising habits of original thinkers

How do creative people come up with great ideas? Organizational psychologist Adam Grant studies "originals": thinkers who dream up new ideas and take …

'What will survive of us is plastic': beautiful photos of beach detritus

<b>Stuart Haygarth photographed objects he found during an epic hike along Britain’s coast. The results are strange and beautiful, says Robert Macfarlane</b><p>On first seeing Stuart Haygarth’s remarkable series of photographs, Strand, I was reminded of Roland Barthes’s line in a catalogue essay from 1976: …

Nature

Herman Miller's 12 Rules To Design By

<i>In this post originally published on Metropolis</i><i>, former ArchDaily Managing Editor Vanessa Quirk</i> <i>explores a client's expectations, and how Nicholas</i> …

Prefab Homes

Growing Up in Pornland: Girls Have Had It with Porn Conditioned Boys

Melinda Tankard Reist as published on ABC Religion and Ethics<p>"[I want] better education regarding sex for both boys and girls [and] information about …

Bored Panda Helped Me Quit My Day Job To Make Fantasy Book Covers For A Living

Hello! My name is Aniko! All of my life I knew that one day I am going to be a successful artist, but many life circumstances tried to push me off …

Time I

12 Pro Techniques Every Serious Home Cook Should Know

We asked some of our favorite chefs for twelve essential techniques, plus advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning, and more.<p><i>Welcome to Cook Like a Pro, in which we ask some of our favorite chefs for their essential techniques, along with advice on fearlessly frying, flipping, seasoning,</i> …

Living Rooms

Let’s Fix Math Education By Redefining Math

How the subject is taught is more important than what is taught.<p>Our current cultural moment is defined by two trends that are too often—and wrongly—considered separately. First, we’re moving toward an economy based on technology, math, and science. Second, more people are aware of the deep social …

Education

"New Aging" Plans for a Multi-Generational Future

The stigma surrounding aging is not a new phenomenon, but it is one that evolves and changes with the times. For many, it's a fear and with this fear comes judgment. After seven years of research with the University of Pennsylvania, architect Matthias Hollwich, of the acclaimed firm Hollwich …

What's Worth Learning in School?

Professor David Perkins likes to tell this story: Indian leader Mahatma Gandhi was getting on a train. One of his sandals slipped off and fell to the …

Pedagogy

15 Proven Behaviors that Elevate Leaders

All leaders have weaknesses and blindspots that limit their opportunities. The higher you go in an organization the more people watch and evaluate …

What Great Leaders Do Differently 2016

Brent Catlett (@catlett1) and Brad MacLaughlin (@IsdBrad) led a great session at #edcampliberty, <i>What Great Leaders Do Differently in 2016.</i> I really …

Watch: Short videos that TED says will recharge your brain

With more than 100 speakers over five days, attending TED conferences can be an emotional roller coaster ride, as attendees flit from talks on virtual reality to racial prejudice, climate change to Google art, incarceration to drones. TED uses brief videos in between talks to reset the mood and …

Music Videos

David Lynch Explains How Meditation Enhances Our Creativity

David Lynch meditates, and he meditates hard. Beginning his practice in earnest after it helped him solve a creative problem during the production of …

Reflections from a new instructional coach

This is my second year as PYP Coordinator, and the first year I have tried my hand at instructional coaching. I completed an 8 week coaching course …

Creativity is rejected: Teachers and bosses don’t value out-of-the-box thinking.

In the United States we are raised to appreciate the accomplishments of inventors and thinkers—creative people whose ideas have transformed our …