“I’ve learned to balance my personal and professional lives like a nurse triaging emergency patients: by determining which role requires my attention right now. Borrowing an analogy from author James Patterson, I imagine that I am juggling a set of balls representing work, family, friends, and spirit. Each ball is made of either rubber or glass, and the material changes with the circumstances. If I drop a rubber ball, it bounces back. However, a fumbled glass ball may chip or even shatter. The trick is knowing when a ball is rubber and when it’s glass.” ~ Emma White, The Art of Triage
White, E. ( 2017, August 11). The Art of Triage. Science Mag. https://science.sciencemag.org/content/357/6351/618
Digital Media expert Gwendolyn Best will share effective practices with instructional use of social media grad students and teachers Tuesday night, February 23rd!! Gwen tweets from @ilovechalkdust
“It is no great secret to anyone that without work, without education, and without hope, people get into trouble… They get into destructive activity or self-destructive activity.” ~ Senator Bernie Sanders
Russell, J. (2015, July 8). Sanders says government jobs can solve the school to prison pipeline. Washington Examiner. https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/sanders-says-government-jobs-can-help-stop-the-school-to-prison-pipeline
“As I see it, code literacy is a requirement for participation in a digital world. When we acquired language, we didn’t just learn how to listen, but also how to speak. When we acquired text, we didn’t just learn how to read, but also how to write. Now that we have computers, we are learning to use them but not how to program them. When we are not code literate, we must accept the devices and software we use with whatever limitations and agendas their creators have built into them – Douglas Rushkoff, Digital Literacy Advocate – Codecademy
Leave a comment suggesting some of your “Go-To” resources to teach coding!
Yesterday’s post addressed a literary New Year’s resolution practice of setting a specific number of books to read for 2021. This is a fund, collaborative class project too.
Today’s post includes a review of one of the books on my reading list from the end of 2020 and the first few days of this year.
This book made such an impression, that I ordered it mid-way through the audiobook (audiobook via Hoopla through my library). Yes, one dismissive point-of-view can be that it is depressing. Another point-of-view also is the resilience of spirit of Americans. I choose the latter p.o.v.