“When you stand in the darkness, when you have lost all hope, when you can’t see any path to walk ahead, read; reading will act as the lantern to show you the path. It might not take you to the destination, but it will keep on guiding you towards a resolution.”
~Neelabh Pratap Singh, author Pi Agency
Collective intelligence is “the capacity of human collectives to engage in intellectual cooperation in order to create, innovate and invent.” (Levy 2010, p.1).
Levy, Pierre (2010). From social computing to reflexive collective intelligence: The IEML research program. Information Sciences, vol. 180, no. 1–2, pp. 71–94. Retrieved from https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs10606-012-9165-3.pdf
“What if we were willing to suspend the notions that teacher-focused, batch processing is the best we can do in the 21st century for students whose entry points, cultures, interests, languages, and perspectives quite literally span the globe?”
~Carol Ann Tomlinson
Tomlinson, C. (2018). Foreword. In: Westman, L. Student-Driven Differentiation. Corwin Press, p. xiii.
This week’s quote is about books, from within the pages of a book!
“…but I spend my pocket money in the secondhand bookshops. I love the dry, musty smell of the volumes, the tissue-thin feel of the paper. Even the typefaces speak of vanished elegance. Already the books are accumulating in my room, and nothing, I think, makes a place more like home.” ~Deborah Crombie, Dreaming of the Bones
Wondering: can this quote apply to eBooks?
“The most important thing is to hold on, hold out, for your creative life, for your solitude, for your time to be and do, for your very life.” ~C.P. Estes
“According to Purkey and Novak (2016), an invitational stance begins with teachers’ beliefs about students–that “people are able, valuable and responsible and should be treated accordingly” (p. 11). Another key belief would be that “people possess relatively boundless potential in all areas of worthwhile human endeavor” (p. 11). Inviting teachers communicate that they care about their students in every interaction with them. They demonstrate optimism when interacting with students, and they show respect to them while creating an atmosphere of trust in the classroom.
Purkey and Novak (2016) identified the 5 Ps of Invitational Education and used a starfish as a metaphor. Inviting educators (people) can focus on being invitational in the areas of places, policies, programs, and processes.” ~Jenny Edwards
photo by Helen Teague
Edwards, J. L. (2010). Inviting students to learn: 100 tips for talking effectively with your students. Alexandria, VA: ASCD.
Purkey, W. W., & Novak, J. M. (1996). Inviting school success: A self-concept approach to teaching, learning and democratic
practice (3rd ed.). Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.
Purkey, W. W., & Novak, J. M. (with A. T. Schoenlein, Ed.) (2016). Fundamentals of Invitational Education (2nd ed.). Huntington, NY: The International Alliance for Invitational Education.
“the method of teaching is the method of an art, of action intelligently directed by ends” ~Dewey, 1916, p. 200
Dewey, J. (1916). Democracy and education: An introduction to philosophy of education. London, U.K.: Macmillan