Category: Quoteworthy

  • Learning from the Finns

    From Smithsonian Magazine’s Why Are Finland’s Schools Successful? article: All children—clever or less so—were to be taught in the same classrooms, with lots of special teacher help available to make sure no child really would be left behind. The inspectorate closed its doors in the early ’90s, turning accountability and inspection over to teachers and […]

  • Making It Easier

    An intersting piece on Wikipedia’s citation policy and undocumented (not-written) cultural knowledge. “Publishing is a system of power and I mean that in a completely pleasant, accepting sense,” he said mischievously. “But it leaves out people.” via A Push to Redefine Knowledge at Wikipedia – NYTimes.com. Throwing away the rules of citation and verification isn’t […]

  • Finding Your Voice | zen habits

    Just writing may not be so hard, but writing with your voice is harder. Leo Babauta of Zen Habits had a good list: Write a lot. Experiment boldly. Learn to hear yourself. Getting that voice from your head to the virtual paper. Find what feels true. Find clarity. Remove the noise. Use your voice. He […]