Saturday, March 2, 2013

tweets mar 2 - kohn, expert mind, charge of the day

Jose Baldaia (@Jabaldaia)
2/28/13 6:56 AM
Understand people is more important than knowing the

When something impels us to further develop our idea without fear and with an immense power, some people call this something, passion.When there is something that drives us, on a daily basis, to perform a specific set of tasks in companies where we collaborate, we call it motivation.In business, this motivation results from the way how are combined the efforts of individuals, the leader of the working group and of the existing innovation climate.Expectations that each element of a project lays in their work, part of the overall result, should be regularly reviewed and clarified to allow high levels of satisfaction and motivation.
dear Ed..  trumps delivery of anything.. no?
The managers more or less thought this was business development as usual – as they usually do with core projects – and they did not understand the dynamics of such new business development or innovation projects. Their biggest mistake was that they attached people without passion for the specific challenge to the idea – you need people who have their heart and skin in the game when it comes to developing innovation projects, especially if it has some kind of radical or breakthrough potential.”
why partial freedom is no freedom
Their biggest mistake was that they attached people without passion for the specific challenge to the idea – you need people who have their heart and skin in the game when it comes to developing innovation projects, especially if it has some kind of radical or breakthrough potential..
unabashedly devoted. breathtakingly alive.
via perhaps - a sandbox immunity - spaces of permission with nothing to prove
love/stole the picture.. for
Oscar Wilde - most people are other people

Padraig Reidy (@mePadraigReidy)
3/1/13 6:59 AM
Brazilian schoolgirl threatened with death for Facebook page exposing school problems…

Biz Inno Factory (@TheBIF)
3/1/13 7:03 AM
Listen in to our very own @skap5 on @RINPR - talking about economic development in Rhode

CBSDenver (@CBSDenver)
2/28/13 6:48 AM
#BREAKING: Labor Dept:The number of Americans seeking unemployment aid fell 22,000 last week to a seasonally adjusted 344,000 #CBS4Mornings

Will Richardson (@willrich45)
3/1/13 7:04 AM
STEM Sell: Are Math and Science Really More Important Than Other Subjects? by@alfiekohn #edchat
Our society is inclined to regard any topic as more compelling if it can be expressed in numerical terms. Notice how rarely we evaluate schools by their impact on students' interest in learning; we focus on precisely specified achievement effects. Issues that inherently seem qualitative in nature -- intrinsic motivation, say, or the meaning of life -- we consign to the ivory tower
written in 2011 
Those who confuse excellence with competitiveness are most likely to privilege STEM subjects over others -- and vice versa.
in fact, even algebra teachers should be frowning because the reasons for a politician's (or the Chamber of Commerce's) STEM-centricity carry implications for what's taught within a STEM course, how it's taught, and whether K-12 education is conceived as nothing more than an elaborate, extended exercise in vocational preparation. 
So even if we persist in valuing education only in terms of its practical value, that value must go beyond the holy three sanctified by President Obama. To be economically competitive, Americans must be conversant with science and technology (which imply mathematics). But in order to be politically intelligent and make important decisions at the ballot box, we must be equally familiar with history and politics.
yeah.. we can't compete.. when we need each other.
the game is much bigger than some (unprovable dead score)

But as important as it is to recognize the practical values of education, to me it seems even more important to recognize its less practical (but equally vital) functions. Education exposes us to ourselves and one another, to people seemingly very unlike ourselves (but not so different after all, if we get to know them), as well as to our own habits of thought. If we cannot achieve this understanding of ourselves, our virtues and shortcomings, we cannot be compassionate and we cannot be thoughtful. We cannot be fully human. What's more, and probably more important, is that we will be denied important sources of pleasure and for this reason we will also be less able to function fully in all our capacities.
Understanding how human beings work -- through literature, music, art and the social sciences such as psychology, anthropology and (dare I say) linguistics -- has no immediate practical value. Except for a few of us, it doesn't translate directly into jobs (though for many more, it certainly translates into getting a job done well). It doesn't make this country more "competitive": it does not, in any direct sense, enable us to "win the future" (though it might enable us to fully appreciate that complex metaphor).
It's the very "impracticality" of the humanities that makes them valuable to human beings and their societies. Education is invaluable not only in its ability to help people and societies get ahead, but equally in helping them develop the perspectives that make them fully human.
still don't resonate with any degree of...getting ahead.
combine this with buckys quote..
and all the bleeding art-ists world wide

johnmaeda (@johnmaeda)
3/1/13 7:05 AM
"Instead of the word 'beautiful' as the goal of my work, I like to use the word *emotional*." —David Adjaye

Bert van Lamoen (@transarchitect)
3/2/13 7:03 AM
Be prepared to transform yourself without attempting to transform others to be like you.

do/be more...
manage less

Bonnie Stewart (@bonstewart)
3/1/13 3:06 PM
the internalization of the panoptic gaze and the self-modification of behaviour: micro-level of Foucault's capillaries of power. #TtW13

Bonnie Stewart (@bonstewart)
3/2/13 6:48 AM
@robpatrob yeh, i know. was trying to livetweet a great presentation. in other words we internalize society's power relations & self-modify.

dave cormier (@davecormier)
3/2/13 6:55 AM
@bonstewart @robpatrob the key to that tweet, i think, is after that, it starts to explain itself

dave cormier (@davecormier)
3/2/13 6:58 AM
@robpatrob @bonstewart @hjarche twitter is particularly encouraging of specialist terminology, which are, after all, only shorthand

John Spencer (@johntspencer)
3/2/13 7:17 AM
@BeckyFisher73 @tompanarese No, really. I did a "time audit" and found that they test 52% of the time. #rechat

John Spencer (@johntspencer)
3/2/13 7:17 AM
@BeckyFisher73 @tompanarese Plus there are other days "lost" for getting to know one another, etc. #rechat

John Spencer (@johntspencer)
3/2/13 7:21 AM
Employers often don't want subversive employees and yet "career readiness" is a major goal of our current education system #rechat

John Spencer (@johntspencer)
3/2/13 7:24 AM
@chadsansing @paulawhite Subversion is often quiet non-compliance. #rechat

Chad Sansing (@chadsansing)
3/2/13 7:26 AM
@BeckyFisher73 @tcsamaripa i wld use words like "authentic" & "democratic," as these ARE subversive to the system at-large #rechat

dave cormier (@davecormier)
3/2/13 7:34 AM
@BeckyFisher73 different historicities. Subversion is embedded in pomo theory and hacking in the internet

dave cormier (@davecormier)
3/2/13 7:35 AM
@BeckyFisher73 when I use one or the other term I signal which group I want to belong with.

sandymaxey (@sandymaxey)
3/2/13 7:46 AM
@brainpicker Be forewarned, I am co-opting "Gobsmacking Anachronism" in the near future. Perfect phrase.

- Jeff Goldstein (@doctorjeff)
3/2/13 7:51 AM
and if our children were meant to be explorers advancing human understanding, we'd let them start their journey now

- Jeff Goldstein (@doctorjeff)
3/2/13 7:53 AM
Let us not underestimate our children, for they have the capacity to explore, to take charge of their curiosity, &show us the way. #edchat

ReachScale (@ReachScale)
2/26/13 6:44 AM
.@andrewmangino We focus on easily overlooked bc can't measure: Inspiration-In world where all… @MilenaTFP

ReachScale (@ReachScale)
2/26/13 6:44 AM
.@andrewmangino We focus on easily overlooked bc can't measure: Inspiration-In world where all… @MilenaTFP
The question is not what we find more effective – but what old Benjamin Franklin, America’s founding social entrepreneur, would have found more effective! As the eighteenth-century master of social media, Franklin would have enjoyed both. But Facebook would edge out in the end. Although Twitter allows for a more free-flowing discussion – and  passion-based discussions (we love those at The Future Project!) – Facebook is about community building. And it’s not a phenomenon just of this century that for anything wonderful in this world to happen, an entire community must form – connected first by friendship and second by shared vision.

perhaps why Douglas doesn't care for it.. well reason.
sounded like his primary goal was business ..
good business mind you..
but he wasn't looking so much for community?
I don't know
to each his own - platform in head.. no?

The way we see it, Facebook represents our core community – and Twitter is our bulletin to the rest of the world to join in.

ReachScale (@ReachScale)
2/26/13 6:44 AM
.@andrewmangino We focus on easily overlooked bc can't measure: Inspiration-In world where all… @MilenaTFP
We hope the Spark Program is one day in every middle school in the country.
lovely.. but why just middle school..

ReachScale (@ReachScale)
2/24/13 3:23 PM
Why isn't there an open forum 4 sharing useful stories of #SocialEnterprise #SMW13

Donors are generally giving for reasons of the heart. In many cases, it's about the donor, and not about the social outcome. I give, I feel good. Don't tell me it didn't work: I'll lose the good feeling and I surely won't give you more money

Will Richardson (@willrich45)
2/28/13 4:56 AM
"Textbooks are designed to deliver information, but kids aren’t designed to receive it." #edchat

I learned a lot. Along with much else, they explained to me the importance of Texas in the textbook business. Leave something out of a book that a majority of the Texas State Board wants in, or put something in that it wants out, and your chance of landing a multi-million dollar contract for your book evaporates.
The real world of the student’s own school in all its physical and social complexity is a far richer, more comprehensive, more intellectually stimulating “textbook” than anything likely to meet with the approval of textbook adoption committees. Kids should design and execute plans to make sense of that complexity, a task that will require them to spend much of the school day out of their seats. Challenging them to use their increasingly detailed knowledge of the school to improve it will engage them emotionally, and the mental model of reality they’ll construct will provide a solid foundation for life-long learning in any specialized field they choose to enter.
exactly.. detox... over and over
Tradition, the conventional wisdom both inside and outside the education establishment, and publishing company lobbyists, will see to that. The challenge, then, is to improve them.
we know too much to call that the challenge.. 
to let lobbyists and publishing companies decide.. our days.
That’s unacceptable. In the effort to make sense of our selves, each other, and the human condition, a relatively few ideas have an explanatory power of such magnitude that teaching them thoroughly is an absolute must. Send kids on their way with a solid grasp of everything in the Common Core State Standards but ignorant of those powerful ideas, and—notwithstanding top scores on standardized tests—they’ll be as poorly educated as those responsible for the present thrust of education reform.
like what .. exactly.. is a must..?

children/people will learn what they want to learn.
that's how to keep people equitably and Sustenantially hungry

relatively few ideas... become common core. ish.. in no time
esp today. if.. if.. that is our focus..

perhaps we focus instead on curiosity...
which everyone has.
it will manifest if the individual is given time and space... with nothing to prove

Sensible education reform begins with a serious, society-wide dialogue about what’s worth learning. It’s a dialogue we’ve yet to have.
or perhaps.. what does education even mean...?
I'm taking the.. to draw out definition.. to educe.
then .. today. everyone gets a go... everyone is sustained.

Bernadette Jiwa (@bernadettejiwa)
2/28/13 5:20 AM
Knowing is obsolete. We Need Schools.. Not Factories

we need city as school...

Shannon Smith (@shannoninottawa)
2/24/13 7:36 AM
18 Ways to Secure Parent Permission to Use via @Zite
This was a downloadable doc, so I put it into my public Evernote notebook of permission forms and other things about flattening the classroom, this link links to that notecard. This is a permission form for students who are using advanced Web 2 tools, collaborating online, and a media release. If you are in a conservative district, this permission from 2009 may help you.
exactly..permission from 2009
imagine if we trusted each other, shared more, 
imagine all these brilliant people free from the permission/liability game

It's hard to shoehorn some of the most important things we do in life into the category of "being productive.

Roberto Greco (@rogre)
2/27/13 6:24 AM
“Mystery, as opposed to mastery. An alternative to domination. A surrender.”…

Harold Jarche (@hjarche)
2/27/13 6:28 AM
the biggest bully in schools is the curriculum
or perhaps that it's assumed/compulsory/the way