“Efficiency” and “productivity” are not educational values. Companies like McGraw-Hill Education are trying to solve the business problem of a collapsing printed textbook market by siphoning public money towards technology. The claims that they are trying to help teachers, not replace them, are belied by their own CEO’s statements, and the ineluctable forces of market-based “solutions.”—So this is what has been nagging me about ed tech.
“The research field of positive psychology is demonstrating, however, that people who take time to be grateful are more productive and physically healthier than the general populace. by Chris Lowney for HBR”—http://feedly.com/k/XZ6D8c
I had the pleasure of walking from U St to Whole Foods with Kalsoom. For 10 minutes, we briefly discussed invest2Innovate, a social enterprise she created to support entrepreneurs starting in Pakistan.
Now, like my friends’ exes and people I’ve randomly emailed once, Kalsoom shows up on my gchat buddy list. Thank goodness because I never would have come across her bucket list tumblr otherwise. Kalsoom created a bucket list and is really checking things off. She’s done more in the past 2 months than I have in my 2.5 years in DC. Time to create my own list and saddle up! This is why you never spring clean buddy lists (or maybe I’ll justify just about anything)
“Everyone needs to hear someone say, “Nobody else will do. It has to be you,” sometime in their lives, even if it only happens once. Just once is enough. As long as you can feel sure those words were sincere, you can live through anything, no matter how painful.”—Kunihiko Ikuhara (via mayeeware)