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. “
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“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.”
THE IMPOSSIBLE COOL.
““This is the fast lane, folks…and some of us like it here.”
Hunter S. Thompson.”
Everyday Systems: Systematic Moderation for sustainable good habits
confirmation for my pre-held beliefs about workflow . . .
“Habit isn’t about one-off acts of heroism. It’s about establishing a consistent, almost automatic pattern of behavior over time. Much of the challenge of successful self-discipline is throttling your enthusiasm so you don’t burn out. Keep the focus on meeting some clearly-defined, rigorously un-ambitious daily “good enough.”
“Sustainability” is the buzzword of the moment when applied to macro issues of agriculture or energy. But it’s just as important with respect to your purely personal habits of eating, moving, spending, and getting things done. Overdoing it is a far bigger danger than under-doing it — because it inevitably results in your not doing anything at all. Sustainability has to be the first thing you consider when evaluating a habit you want to acquire – not the afterthought it usually is.”
Rabih Alameddine on Twitter: “Causes of death in Shakespeare plays https://t.co/vHjnOtwxZF”
h/t Jon Becker
Why this National Review global temperature graph is so misleading – The Washington Post
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