Monday, November 4, 2013

  • To be effective, “networks must cut across class, social and political boundaries.”  
  • The strongest networks bring together a multiplicity of weak ties rather than the repetition of strong ones (another way of stating the above).
  • A network benefits from spending time early on building its own collaborative culture.  
  • “Even people who are willing to work together have to learn how to do it effectively.”
  • An early sign of network success is when people think as larger body, not simply as or about an organization, for example, but a community or region.
  • “For every node [of the network], the first priority has to be their own node.” This is why it is important to have some entity whose mission it is to strengthen the network and protect its collaborative culture.
  • “In strong networks, participation is relevant and rewarding.”

University of California to offer $5M in support to undocumented students via advisers, student services and #finaid

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How nonprofits are totally blowing it

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DML Research Hub (@dmlresearchhub)
11/3/13 11:30 AM
New study shows that mentoring youth promotes cognitive gains in older

new study?

Paul Thomas (@plthomasEdD)
11/4/13 6:50 AM
The Education Games Endure: via@thechalkface

Thus, if educators wish to claim our rightful place as the experts on education, we must not embrace the inexpert, ever.

Paul Thomas (@plthomasEdD)
11/4/13 6:59 AM
Inside the Psyche of the 1%…

An increasing number of psychologists are becoming aware that traditional research was limited by the bias of only looking at people in jail. One wrote that subjects in psychopathy research “were usually institutionalized at the time of testing, and consequently our research may not accurately capture the internal structure and dynamics of the successful antisocial or psychopathic individual.” [9]
totally what is happening in the world.
we are mostly (only?) testing people who have been immersed in compulsory Ed 

Paul Thomas (@plthomasEdD)
11/4/13 6:56 AM
In Vermont, a Brave Call for Public Education… via@educationweek

Clive Thompson (@pomeranian99)
11/4/13 6:57 AM
Poverty used to be geographically clustered in the US; in the last 20 years it has dispersed. Interesting point in

TEDxYouth@TheSchool (@TEDxYTheSchool)
11/4/13 7:21 AM
Leo Liebeskind talks to 8th graders at @The_School about his social activism. He will talk at#TEDxYouth on 11/16.

Cathy Davidson (@CathyNDavidson)
11/4/13 7:22 AM
.@gerrycanavan Wow. Gerry! We'll rock it. Final assignment is design university from scratch. Would love Rad U!
we submitted ours early... a people experiment.. rad u/city u/world u  --  life.