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Reads tagged with “education”

Sister Corita Kent’s Timeless Rules for Learning and Life, Hand-Lettered by Lisa Congdon
Sister Corita Kent’s Timeless Rules for Learning and Life, Hand-Lettered by Lisa Congdon

“It’s the people who do all of the work all the time who eventually catch on to things.”

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Famous Graphic Designers Offer Advice on Design and Life to the Young
Famous Graphic Designers Offer Advice on Design and Life to the Young

“Work your ass off + Don’t be an asshole”

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Mathemusician Vi Hart Explains Space-Time with a Music Box and a Möbius Strip
Mathemusician Vi Hart Explains Space-Time with a Music Box and a Möbius Strip

The fabric of the universe via backwards Bach.

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Measurement: Exploring the Whimsy of Math through Playful Patterns, Shape and Motion
Measurement: Exploring the Whimsy of Math through Playful Patterns, Shape and Motion

“What makes a mathematician is not technical skill or encyclopedic knowledge but insatiable curiosity and a desire for simple beauty.”

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This Is Water: David Foster Wallace on Life
This Is Water: David Foster Wallace on Life

Revisiting the tragic literary hero’s only public insights on life.

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Bertrand Russell on Human Nature, Construction vs. Destruction, and Science as a Key to Democracy
Bertrand Russell on Human Nature, Construction vs. Destruction, and Science as a Key to Democracy

On the art of acquiring “a high degree of intellectual culture without emotional atrophy.”

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How to Save Science: Education, the Gender Gap, and the Next Generation of Creative Thinkers
How to Save Science: Education, the Gender Gap, and the Next Generation of Creative Thinkers

“The skills of the 21st century need us to create scholars who can link the unlinkable.”

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Susan Sontag’s Radical Vision for Remixing Education
Susan Sontag’s Radical Vision for Remixing Education

A new order of knowledge for cultivating lifelong learning.

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Neil deGrasse Tyson on Scientific Literacy, Education, and the Poetry of the Cosmos
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Scientific Literacy, Education, and the Poetry of the Cosmos

“Science is a way of equipping yourself with the tools to interpret what happens in front of you.”

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Richard Feynman on the One Sentence to Be Passed on to the Next Generation
Richard Feynman on the One Sentence to Be Passed on to the Next Generation

“In that one sentence, you will see, there is an enormous amount of information about the world, if just a little imagination and thinking are applied.”

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