Friday, January 31, 2014

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Jean Liedloff - The Continuum Concept

we’ve made a terrible mistake about what human nature is.. 

we’ve just got it wrong..

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

School in the Cloud report Feb 14 low res

do you go to school?..

i don't know..

morning question... evening question - what matters to me.. am i doing what matters...

Key Reference TPA Proposal/MIT Climate CoLab Video documentary “Chattanooga: A Community witha Vision” #secgen #wef14

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imagine this happening every day...
8 min in 700 million dollars brought in because a community came together on consensus

10 min - process - again - now can do it daily via tech - google sketch up

Watch the #Davos Download webcast now: Review #wef14 with @WSJeurope & @eFinancialNews editors

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Stress-related ailments cost the nation $300 billion every year in medical bills and lost productivity, while our usage of sedative drugs keeps skyrocketing; just between 1997 and 2004, Americans more than doubled their spending on anti-anxiety medications like Xanax and Valium, from $900 million to $2.1 billion. And this anxious strain hits us well before we reach college. As psychologist Robert Leahy points out: "The average high school kid today has the same level of anxiety as the average psychiatric patient in the early 1950s."

We live in a culture where fear is used to motivate us."

We vilify our aversive emotions and fight them, rather than letting them run their own course.
ie: medicating a fever rather than letting it take care of itself

And maybe, just maybe, our college kids will one day be able to return to the state of appallingly irresponsible, beer-soaked carelessness that is their birthright.
what ?

Zachary Rousseas (@ZRousseas)
1/26/14 9:56 PM
@alyssiapaula yeah I'm keeping my feelings on twitter bc I do not want to engage with them...

heywho (@heywho)
1/26/14 9:58 PM
Don’t you know who he works for? @BarackObama [.] jail for corporate obstructionists and resistors?"… @bluecheddar1

Tomorrow in Michigan, activists go on trial for felony obstruction and resisting arrest charges for simply following their conscience.
not only not awake... but criminalized when we try to wake.. awaken others....

Mary Ann Reilly (@MaryAnnReilly)
1/27/14 7:42 AM
Philip Memmer’s compelling poem, “Knowledge.”…#engchat #edchat

J. Marc Hopkins (@JMarcHopkins)
1/27/14 7:52 AM
"Are you brave enough to let me be me?" #oetc14  - honeycut

Catherine Q. (@CatherineQ)
1/27/14 7:55 AM
Nobody has an excuse not to experience an amazing view from the office #space

sign of success... no..?

when 7bill people have choice beyond zombie hood that man created...?
kool beans ness

Ashoka Changemakers (@changemakers)
1/27/14 7:57 AM
Jobs program @YearUp trains thousands of disadvantaged youth for internships, helps land them corporate jobs: #socEnt

6000 BOLD young leaders #choose2matter - change lives/worlds #MUSTSHARE #MUSTREAD This kids are remarkable!

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Cruel headset makes video games harder the more frustrated you get.

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Rob Wall (@robwall)
1/28/14 6:53 AM
One of the greats - Pete Seeger, iconic folk singer and activist dead at
“Be wary of great leaders,” he told The Associated Press two days after the march. “Hope that there are many, many small leaders.”
“He reached out and shook my hand and said, ‘Thank you, thank you, this is beautiful,’” Rodriguez-Seeger said. “That really did it for me. The cops recognized what we were about. They wanted to help our march. They actually wanted to protect our march because they saw something beautiful. It’s very hard to be anti-something beautiful.”
 It’s very hard to be anti-something beautiful.”
 It’s very hard to be anti-something beautiful.”

Peers (@peers)
1/27/14 11:10 AM
Join #sharingeconomy superstars @gorenflo and @instigating for the very first #ShareSessions! RSVP now:

@sweden / Irma (@sweden)
1/28/14 7:07 AM
…if we wanted to stay in the US we would be forced to marry because of his visa expiring.

crazy world.
brilliant bio... new swede every week..
how govern... no...?

Woody's machine may have killed Fascists, but Pete's surrounded hate and forced it to surrender. RIP #PeteSeeger

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What Did You Learn in School? -- Pete Seeger

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Instead of trying to change people just try to understand them

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Orthodox priests standing between Ukrainian protesters and Ukrainian police forces, praying for peace

"I’d love to see fewer biographies of individuals and more biographies of villages." - @rogre

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Capitalism vs.
baker on intellectual property and patents..
daron acemoglu at MIT
Wolfe and worker ownership...
second to last paragraph.
aren't we there..?

syamant sandhir (@syamant)
1/29/14 6:54 AM
Refresh, refresh, refresh… Twitter is monetizing your compulsiveness

father time is monetizing our busy ness ... our zombie like busy ness... no...?

posted on fb by philippe

I have never heard of "detention" in schools until I started reading about US and UK ed systems. Strange concept. @chrislehmann

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danah boyd - it's complicated
out feb 25, 2014

Neil deGrasse Tyson and Neil Gaiman Describe Vision & Brilliance

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014

ditch rules decrease bullies

nic askew - here\ness

The Riddle of Here from Nic Askew on Vimeo.

Seth's Blog: ...different people differently

Seth's Blog: ...different people differently

The moment your policy interferes with their uniqueness, the policy has cost you something.

use behavior as the most important clue about what people want and more important, what they need.

maybe not at first. maybe use self-talk first.. or together at least.. so many of us zombies.. our behavior not really reflecting what matters.. no?

Sunday, January 26, 2014


Since forever—people on every spot on the globe have been agitating. They’ve wanted a new way of life—a new way of being human.

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JR Reagan (@IdeaXplorer)
1/26/14 8:15 AM
New technology lets you pay for things via your veins

JackieGerstein Ed.D. (@jackiegerstein)
1/26/14 8:18 AM
Authenticity in assessment, (re-)defined and explained via@grantwiggins #educon

This is “doing” real mathematics: looking for more general/powerful/concise relationships and patterns – and using imagination and rigorous argument to do so, not just plug and chug. (There are some interesting and surprising answers to this task, by the way.)


Indeed a real-world task for a budding mathematician would be to present original research to a panel of mathematicians.

this is what school math is..
how many desire that in their future,,, formal anyway..
ie:if the math matters to life.. the debate comes up in life... not staged.. 

7. Make feedback to students so central that school structures and policies are modified to support them
highly lacking... no...?

1. Are “essential” – not contrived or arbitrary just to shake out a grade
changes everything... esp combined with previous point... essential to who...?

5. Assess student habits and repertories, not mere recall or plug-in.
brain of c app

6. Are representative challenges of a field or subject

what does that even mea...? so now field trumps student curiosity

3. Minimize needless, unfair, and demoralizing comparisons of students to one another

4. Allow appropriate room for student styles and interests [ – some element of choice

6. Have perceived value to the students being assessed.


Paul Thomas (@plthomasEdD)
1/26/14 8:19 AM
The Same One Hour 10,000 Times Is Not 10,000 Hours: Behaviorism, Math, and Utter… @joe_bower @alfiekohn

so not 10000 hrs.. but 10000 iterations ish

which would account for people in dee practice Dan Coyle  ness

We need a reset in the way the economy grows around the world: @lagarde #wef14 #wef #economy

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Je me réjouis de participer au groupe de discussion sur les perspectives de l’économie mondiale À voir à 14:00 CET

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Davos: Mindfulness, Hotspots, and Sleepwalkers via @HealthyLiving

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Richard Feynman: "I have approximate answers and possible beliefs...but I'm not absolutely sure of anything..."

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Seth's Blog: Conference call hygiene

Seth's Blog: Conference call hygiene

Saturday, January 25, 2014


I want @alaa to be free; how do we make it happen?

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Today in terrifying numbers: 7 school shootings in 14 school days. Our children need us to act. #DemandAction #p2

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You can watch the whole Higher Ed & MOOcs Davos debate here. #wef14 c @tressiemcphd

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The health hazards of sitting

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Give childhood back to children: we must allow more time for play, not less

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Micah Lee (@micahflee)
1/24/14 7:11 AM
Thousands of websites are planning a massive protest to end surveillance on Feb 11th. I’m joining them — will you?

World Economic Forum (@wef)
1/24/14 7:17 AM
Turkey wants all non-Syrians to leave #Syria today - Turkey Foreign Minister Davutoglu #wef14

Fast Company (@FastCompany)
1/24/14 7:17 AM
The secrets of the best public speakers:
Jane Praeger, who teaches storytelling in Columbia University’s Strategic Communications programs, adds, “In order to sound spontaneous, you have to be prepared.” She likens it to the way actors rehearse their scripts for more natural delivery. “It’s the preparation that allows you to be spontaneous,” says Praeger.
That’s the paradox.
“Ideally rehearsal frees your mind to be as improvisational in the moment as possible,” says James Vincent Meredith, an ensemble actor with Chicago’s Steppenwolf Theater. “Successful actors are able to empty their minds of everything except the immediate moment and yet have the ‘muscle memory’ to remember lines and blocking.”

best at improv.. have become one with their medium.. through hanging out together... no.... ?

Fast Company (@FastCompany)
1/24/14 7:17 AM
The secrets of the best public speakers:
For public speakers, it’s the content and body language that must be committed to “muscle memory.” Connecting with an audience means feeling comfortable enough to be expressive.
Meredith adds, “You only get that strength--that ability to go off the path--when you know where the path is.”
Anthony J. Habra (@SupeTony)
1/24/14 7:00 AM
How do you lower the number of deficit districts? Give them some money. Mike Flanagan #masa14
last line... or metrics could not even exist... no...?
ie: what happens sustains... ness

Derek Bruff (@derekbruff)
1/24/14 7:35 AM
Read this, and then promise never to have the same old conversation about MOOC completion…

last line... or metrics could not even exist... no...?
ie: what happens sustains... ness

New study debunks idea that more education equals more pay

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"There is no military solution to the problem of Syria." Sec. Kerry @davos  #wef14

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Christian Long (@ChristianLong)
1/25/14 8:38 AM
Beautifully said. #mindsetislife RT @andycinek#makered is not a shopping list or a special place, it's a stance towards learning. #educon

Howard M. Glasser (@hglasser)
1/25/14 8:40 AM
There's a need for digital literacy among educators. How do we increase teachers' digital literacy?#educon #edtech #edchat

or perhaps.. just literacy.. aka ability to communicate/understand... no matter what form... no?

perhaps for universal.. it's visual literacy ness... and perhaps for blind... perhaps visual is in music ness
perhaps because we resonate more with something we can see.. hear.. swim in..

here is example.. os seeking way to invite everyone to love digital literacy party..

what if rather.. we said. ish..
there's a need for authenticity...  to a t (thumbprint)...
ie: value from...are you human...? rather than .. are you (______) digitally literate, woman, short, old, green... et al

Peter Vander Auwera (@petervan)
1/25/14 8:40 AM
Bits or pieces?: Should I be ‘outside-in’ or ‘inside-out’?… > as always, excellent stuff from @swardley

zoom dance ness

Michel Bauwens (@mbauwens)
1/25/14 8:57 AM
Lack of politics will doom the promise of today’s maker

One thinker who saw through the naïveté of Illich, the Homebrewers, and the Whole Earthers was the libertarian socialist Murray Bookchin. Back in the late sixties, he published a fiery essay called “Towards a Liberatory Technology,” arguing that technology is not an enemy of craftsmanship and personal freedom. Unlike Brand, though, Bookchin never thought that such liberation could occur just by getting more technology into everyone’s hands; the nature of the political community mattered. In his book “The Ecology of Freedom” (1982

It didn’t make sense to speak of “convivial tools,” he argued, without taking a close look at the political and social structures in which they were embedded.

the clearer and more defined I get for you.. the more I die.. and the more yo crave something "missing" outside yourself..
ie the more I invite you to a dead space..

ie if everyone comes-  and says.. I see.. no longer reason to keep that piece ness alive ness

A reluctance to talk about institutions and political change doomed the Arts and Crafts movement, channelling the spirit of labor reform into consumerism and D.I.Y. tinkering. The same thing is happening to the movement’s successors. Our tech imagination, to judge from catalogues like “Cool Tools,” is at its zenith. (Never before have so many had access to thermostatically warmed toilet seats.) But our institutional imagination has stalled, and with it the democratizing potential of radical technologies. We carry personal computers in our pockets—nothing could be more decentralized than this!—but have surrendered control of our data, which is stored on centralized servers, far away from our pockets. The hackers won their fight against I.B.M.—only to lose it to Facebook and Google. And the spooks at the National Security Agency must be surprised to learn that gadgets were supposed to usher in the “de-institutionalization of society.”

address the potential of attachment and authenticity to be at the root of all... with trust as it's glue/guide..

and re addressing natural (and so not so obvious) pathways to a new/old game

play in particular..
modeling.. being...
about freedom to quit... so need to listen..
place to practice fear et al...

Seth's Blog: Measuring nothing (with great accuracy)

Seth's Blog: Measuring nothing (with great accuracy)

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

dirty wars

"Collateral damage is…" - Becky AndersonCNN Connect the World
"I hate that term." - Jeremy Scahill

Watch this interview on CNN International about the cover-ups documented in the film, the justifications of the White House, and the new m...See More