The modern curriculum | Seth’s Blog

The modern curriculum | Seth’s Blog: It’s been a century of biology, chemistry, arithmetic, social studies and the rest. So long that the foundational building blocks are seen as a given, unquestioned and unimproved. The very structure of the curriculum actually prevents school from working as it should. I think that a significant shift is …

A Madonna Who Shows the Beauty in Going Overboard – The New York Times

A Madonna Who Shows the Beauty in Going Overboard – The New York Times: What makes a picture “good”? This is the question Jason Farago strives to answer in this New York Times article focused on “Madonna of the Long Neck” by Parmigianino. I’m not sure what it is, but this article drew me in …

Why handwriting is good for learning – On my Om

Why handwriting is good for learning – On my Om: I have always taken notes and handwritten first drafts of articles on paper. That has allowed me to learn, recall and imagine better. I couldn’t recommend writing more highly. Agreed. I don’t attend many meetings these days, but when I do I have a decent …

Daring Fireball: Fleets, We Hardly Knew Ye

Daring Fireball: Fleets, We Hardly Knew Ye started with… I’ll resist dunking on Twitter for this, because I think it’s better for Twitter to try more new ideas — even if many wind up abandoned — than to find itself paralyzed by indecision over how to evolve the platform. …and pivoted to… Fear of letting the other side achieve …