Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Gadol

Yaara Zach
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Today Husbandman is gone.  He went to Tel Aviv for a one day math meeting.  I miss Husbandman.

I am reading and listening to the words of Sir Ken Robinson this week.  He writes about creativity and education.  If you haven't heard his TED talks, listen asap.  If you have, listen again asap.  You'll be glad you did. Promise.

I like the way he talks about intelligence being diverse (we can think about things using language, math, movement, abstractions, etc), dynamic (it's interactive) and distinct (people can be exceptionally intelligent in specific areas).

Sir KR says that being creative involves questioning my own ways of looking at things.  I'm trying to re-write my dissertation which is kind of a tough gig.  I wrote it, now I have to rewrite it?  But the whole diss is on revision, so it would be odd to complain too much about that. I'm trying to not be too married to my ideas.  Sir Ken says that if I'm not prepared to be wrong, I'll never come up with anything original.

I'm going to question myself from time to time today and I'm preparing to get it wrong.  Easy Peasy, Lemon Squeezy???


2 comments:

mm said...

I think preparing to get it wrong is good advice for everyone! Woot Woot!

Ms. W. said...

I'm so proud of you for thinking deep thoughts. WTG, Friend!!