“If challenged, test fans often quote the late Dr. W. Edward Deming, the world-famous quality guru who showed Japanese companies how to build better stuff than anybody else. In his book, “The New Economics,” Deming wrote, “If you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it.”
Here’s the whole sentence as he wrote it: “It is wrong to suppose that if you can’t measure it, you can’t manage it — a costly myth.”
How Early Academic Training Retards Intellectual Development | Psychology Today “Intellectual skills, in contrast, have to do with a person’s ways of reasoning, hypothesizing, exploring, understanding, and, in general, making sense of the world. Every child is, by nature, an intellectual being–a curious, sense-making person, who is continuously seeking to understand his or her physical and social environments. Each child is born with such skills and develops them further, in his or her own ways, through observing, exploring, playing, and questioning. Attempts to teach intellectual skills directly inevitably fail, because each child must develop them in his or her own way, through his or her own self-initiated activities. But adults can influence that development through the environments they provide. “ tags: weekly intellectual learning academic dy/dan » Blog Archive » Marbleslides Is Here “Delight. Whenever possible we want students to experience the same sense of delight about math that all of us at Desmos feel. Students can experience that delight both in pure and applied contexts and Marbleslides is that latter experience. Seriously, try not to grin.” tags: weekly education delight math tools desmos THE IMPOSSIBLE COOL. ““This is the fast lane, folks…and some of us like it here.” Hunter S. Thompson.” tags: weekly quote thompson Everyday Systems: Systematic Moderation for sustainable good habits confirmation for my pre-held beliefs about […]
In the first message, I have my ten year old son asking if I’ve created his WordPress blog yet. For the record, I did and told him in person- although the reminder was needed. The second message is an image from Alan’s Flickr stream who he has met and now follows on Flickr. He “favd” the image. The third message is a link to the image below. We’d had a brief discussion the other day because my eight year old was really unhappy that he has learned about metamorphosis multiple times in school. I asked if he knew that caterpillars essentially turned to soup in the chrysalis. He did not but was pleased to learn that little fact. I got the chrysalis image a day or two later and was able to respond with a link to an article on the whole caterpillar soup thing. This is just one of those little things that interweaves and extends our normal lives in ways I find interesting and meaningful. It’s an interweaving and extension of our conversations. It’s easy to overlook how interesting this is.
Explorable Explanations “Do & Show & Tell Don’t try to explain everything with something interactive. Use interactivity only when interactivity works best, otherwise, supplement it with text & images. Also keep in mind the overlaps of Do & Show & Tell: when text interacts with the diagrams (e.g. Tangle), and vice versa. Text: Best at describing very abstract concepts. Graphs: Best at showing broad relationships at a glance. Animations: Best at showing temporal relationships. Interactives: Best at showing processes, systems, models. (See final slide on Procedural Rhetoric)” tags: weekly interactive explorable_explanation explorable explanation Death by Coca Cola – Neatorama “A 31-year-old New Zealand woman died following a cardiac arrhythmia which the coroner blamed on her 2.2 gallon-a-day Coca Cola habit: “ tags: math health coke weekly wcydwt Small Is Beautiful – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia “Schumacher’s philosophy is one of “enoughness”, appreciating both human needs, limitations and appropriate use of technology. It grew out of his study of village-based economics, which he later termed Buddhist economics, which is the subject of the book’s fourth chapter. “ tags: weekly economics scale Quote by Freya Stark: “There can be no happiness if the things we beli…” ““There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.” ? Freya Stark” tags: weekly quote happiness Outernet: […]