Monday, November 18, 2013


RT @Innovandiamo:  P2P Foundation's blog » Blog Archive » Book of the Day: Reputation-based Governance

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can we learn to dance - as a city - ?
no longer needing to talk apprenticeships that are set up..  or talking student/teacher..

susan grant (@sgrantsworld)
11/17/13 5:07 PM
#tedturner -- The early days of CNN were beyond exciting. He was charismatic; he made it compelling for us to believe.

Jose Antonio Vargas (@joseiswriting)
11/18/13 7:01 AM
@staceyNYCDC@joseiswriting Yesterday's incident with USA Today shows how critical this is.” Absolutely.

Paul Thomas (@plthomasEdD)
11/18/13 7:02 AM
Is Adult Life “Nothing But High School”?… via@anniemurphypaul
For some unhappy teens, life is bad in high school and threatens to stay that way if they don’t get help. For these students—the ones with drug and alcohol problems, the ones who are bullied and harassed, the ones who drop out of school altogether—intervention by adults is more important than ever, says Robert Crosnoe. “Education is critical to making our way in today’s society, especially today’s economy, and kids who miss out on the full academic and social experience of high school will feel the effects of that lack reverberate through their lives for many years to come.”

oh my.
the full academic and social experience of high school


For the rest of us, high school is one important experience among many—a lasting influence but hardly determinative. In the study by Zax and Rees, the authors ended on an unexpected note. “The most striking result,” they said, was how little they were able to predict about people’s adult lives from characteristics measured in adolescence. At least 75% of the variation seen among people in middle age couldn’t be foretold from what they were like in high school—meaning, they wrote, that “there is plenty of opportunity for individuals to rise above or fall below the level to which their endowments and environment might direct them.” So maybe life is more than just high school, after all.

you think..?
perhaps... for all of us..
100% should at least have that choice... no?..

I was voted Most Likely to Succeed in high school. Unfortunately, I haven’t amounted to a whole lot post high school and have struggled to find my way to say the least. The closer my 10 year reunion gets, the worse I feel about that.


Paul Thomas (@plthomasEdD)
11/18/13 7:14 AM
A library is not just about books: it's also a place for the vulnerable @skrashen

Chris Wejr (@ChrisWejr)
11/18/13 7:14 AM
Dear Students…I’m Sorry - great post by @Vendram1n on how grades have defined us. #bclearns#cpchat…

Cathy Davidson (@CathyNDavidson)
11/18/13 7:13 AM
Why Historians Should Pay Attention to What Happened at AAHDS This Weekend |…

For example Titia Hulst used 20, 0000 sales records from different galleries to ascertain who was selling what kind of art to whom, and to trace geographically these sales.  Her results contravene a prevailing art historical wisdom that the gallerist Leo Castelli single handedly created the market for pop art (he is sometimes called "the pop" of Pop) and to contravene Castelli's own self fashioned mythology that "he went where other dealers didn't" to make his "discoveries

Dean Shareski (@shareski)
11/18/13 7:08 AM
What Matters Less Now? Reading and Writing

jack andraka (@jackandraka)
11/18/13 7:07 AM
Paywalls hide knowledge and stifle innovation, help map their impact and get the research you need.#oabuttonlaunch

David Cain (@DavidDCain)
11/18/13 7:09 AM
Accept it whether you can change it or

The Great Platitude has us believing that whenever something undesirable happens, acceptance is the less useful and less preferable of our two options — it’s the second-place prize you get if you can’t change it.
This has some people confusing acceptance with resignation. In this context let’s keep them separate. Resignation is deciding you cannot or will not change something. Acceptance is an emotional phenomenon. It’s the letting go of the emotional demand for something to be different.
You can simultaneously accept something and change it. Not only that, but coming to any reality already having accepted it emotionally makes it easier to change it.
This means acceptance is the appropriate response to everything that happens, even before you decide whether you will act on it or not. Since you want to accept the things you don’t want to change, as well as accept the things you do want to change, ideally you will accept everything, as it emerges in real-time. This is the holy grail of peace and equanimity, because then circumstance no longer has the power to make the sky go dark on you. You’re going to allow it all as it arises, then act if you want.
Again, acceptance is not the decision to do nothing.
There will be things you will be unable to accept: harm coming to your family, serious medical prognoses, and in these cases the more automatic parts of your brain take over anyway. But that does not change the ideal — accepting everything that happens, as it happens. Whether or not you are able to do it, it always puts you in a stronger position. 
Imagine a world where everything is okay. Imagine how worriless it would be, not because everything will go the way you wish, but because you approach favor and adversity the same way. Bit by bit, you’re making your world into that place. The actual circumstances of your world become less and less relevant. Your quality of life comes increasingly from yourself, and so there’s a lot less clinging and a lot less hating.

“We are indebted to one another and the debt is a kind of faith… We believe each other into being.”