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Today, the online magazine Aeon published a meandering essay that sort of takes an unusual position on the idea of exploration – a somewhat negative one. I wouldn’t ask students to read the whole thing because of language challenges and because, as I mentioned, it’s quite meandering, but I am going to have them read this excerpt: Take the example of an imaginary tribe of people, faced with choosing a spot in a varied landscape to settle. There are likely to be some places where the group will certainly die, some where they will thrive, and a large number of places that are in-between. Having some people in the group who want to explore is useful because, while most of them will not make it, some will return with fresh information about the best places to live. ‘It’s key to realise that the most functional systems are the ones that have a variation,’ Shaw remarks.
I’m Russell Winn and I love education and educators, but what we have here in Huntsville City Schools seems focused on wiping out both. Stephen King writes, “Truth is in the details.” About this he is correct; I’m afraid that’s why the administration of our system seems hell bent on obscuring the details of nearly everything they do. Kathy Schrock's Kaffeeklatsch. Kathy Schrock - Homepage. Google. Responses to Change. Nearly every nation on earth—except for the United States—primarily uses the metric system for all weights and measures.
With its clear base-10 relationships among measurements, the metric system is easy to use. So why does the United States still mainly use the far more complicated customary measures? How Stuff Works explores the American resistance to change. Teens may be more immersed in the digital world than their parents, and that’s a good thing for their brains. This article explores how technology is making teens’ brains more flexible and better able to adapt to change. Early human tools may not look like much, but their significance was profound.
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