“Fallor ergo sum” – St. Augustine, 1200 years prior to Descartes Do we structure school in such a way that we truly promote and achieve that intricate balance between: 1) wanting to know and to understand and 2) keeping perspective that we have to be wrong quite a bit in order to gain deep knowledge and understanding? By the time you are 9 years old, you have already learned, first of all, that people who get stuff wrong are lazy, irresponsible dimwits, and, second of all, that the way to succeed in life is to never make any mistakes. We learn these really bad lessons really well. And a lot of us…deal with them by just becoming perfect little A students…perfectionists…overachievers. – Kathryn Schulz, On being wrong TED Talk, near 7:00 mark, March 2011 (emphasis added) Is the secret to great success never to be wrong? Of course not!
25 Awesome Tools for Getting Organized Let’s face of it–most of us, when it comes right down to it, wish we could be more organized. As hard as we try to shuffle our things around, to put them in the right containers, with the right labels, to figure out the best solutions for limited storage spaces, it seems like much of the time we just aren’t making much headway. We’ve discovered that there must be more to getting organized than to simply rearrange our closets, but what are we missing? What’s the secret? A few years ago I read a book called The Organizing Sourcebook: Nine Strategies for Simplifying Your Life by Kathy Waddill that totally transformed the way I started organizing my stuff.
about my Wheel of Autism Apps This is a quick post in response to some comments and questions about my app wheel, which has been doing some alarmingly extensive rounds on Twitter and the like. Other groups have been putting together lists of recommended apps formatted in this way. In particular I’m a fan of this wheel of apps for autism developed in Australia, and a dyslexia app wheel created by my colleagues at CALL Scotland. I’ve copied the format here, because it think it is a really intuitive way to organise apps by functional category – i.e. according to what they’re meant to do. However I also feel that this layout leaves a lot of key information out.
Hypnosis Live - Listening Guide All you need to do is get comfortable, and play the downloaded MP3 file you'll get after purchasing. Then just follow the spoken instructions. There’s really nothing else to think about! Here are some tips to help you get the most out of your listening experience:
Water your house plants with natural organic fertilizer for free Pee is full of urine. Pee in a measuring cup until you have 300 ml. If you can not pee this much at one time hide the cup near the commode and try again later to add more pee to get a total of 300 ml, or get out your calculator and use the following formula to determine how much fertilizer solution you can make with whatever amount of urine you've got and how much water you need. 300/2000 is 0.15 or 15 percent of the total volume we need to fill a 2 liter bottle.
How Great Coaches Ask, Listen, and Empathize Historically, leaders achieved their position by virtue of experience on the job and in-depth knowledge. They were expected to have answers and to readily provide them when employees were unsure about what to do or how to do it. The leader was the person who knew the most, and that was the basis of their authority. Leaders today still have to understand their business thoroughly, but it’s unrealistic and ill-advised to expect them to have all the answers.
Top 10 ways to ensure your best people will quit Here are 10 ways to guarantee that your best people will quit: 10. Treat everyone equally. This may sound good, but your employees are not equal. Some are worth more, because they produce more results. 68 Apps for Students with Learning Disabilities The iPad can be a highly effective tool for students with learning disabilities, and more and more apps are targeting areas of need for students in elementary school, high school, and college/university. Here is an updated list of recommended apps for students with learning disabilities. We recently presented these apps at the Learning Disability Association of Quebec’s “Toolbox for Success” parent conference. We’ve broken our recommendations down into the following categories: Reading and writing support and remediation This category includes apps for reading support in order to bypass areas of difficulty (ex. text-to-speech, word prediction) reading remediation (ex. specialized remedial approaches) and writing support (ex. organization of the writing process).
Experts Discover HUGE Stone Circle In Britain TEN TIMES The Size Of Stonehenge June 20, 2015 - Historians believe Marden Henge in Wiltshire is the largest prehistoric circular monument in Britain and could be an "archaeological treasure-chest". Very little is known about the now-collapsed 45ft high moat-surrounded mound because none of its original stones have survived. However it is thought that it could have been similar to world-famous heritage site Stonehenge, only much larger. (Blue-)Green Weed Spray - from household ingredients. This stuff is cheap*, effective, and works fast. It could be the new Roundup [TM], though it does not necessarily kill the roots of a weed. I find it is just as effective as the high priced brand, and it does not require a thousand words of warnings, nor leave harmful by-products.
Kurt Vonnegut - The Shapes of Stories The Shapes of Stories by Kurt Vonnegut Kurt Vonnegut grained worldwide fame and adoration through the publication of his novels, including Slaughterhouse-Five, Cat's Cradle, Breakfast of Champions, and more. But is was his rejected master's thesis in anthropology that he called his prettiest contribution to his culture. The basic idea of his thesis was that a story's main character has ups and downs that can be graphed to reveal the story's shape. The shape of a society's stories, he said, is the least as interesting as the shape of its pots or spearheads.
7 Habits Of Parents Who Leave The Office At 5 P.M. Guilt-Free If you’re still at the office after 6 p.m., the problem probably isn’t your workload; you might not be working efficiently. "It’s extremely difficult if not impossible to get out of the office by 5 p.m. if you’re disorganized," says Laura Stack, author of Doing the Right Things Right: How the Effective Executive Spends Time. "People are working far too long and far too hard because they are inefficient, disorganized, and waste time during the day."
Intellipad iPad app focuses on special education needs The iPad is becoming increasingly popular in academic settings, gracing everything from undergraduate lecture halls to medical schools to grade-level classrooms. But the iPad’s educational uses don’t stop there. Intellipad’s new Intellipad 1.0 iPad app aims to make Apple’s tablet more useful for special education, especially kids learning to read, write, and communicate. “I feel as though the iPad was developed specifically with the special needs child in mind,” Cheryl Bregman, Director of Intellipad and an occupational therapist, told Macworld. “It is interactive, delivers a direct cause-and-effect relationship, and provides opportunities to learn materials in a multi-sensory way.” Even Apple’s latest iPad 2 commercial shows off the tablet’s educational power, featuring several apps that can be used to learn a new language, topic, or instrument.