Designed for the Greenwood Space Travel Supply Co. The Map of the Universe is a fictional visualization of routes to different planets, galaxies, nebulas, and more across the known universe.
Learning to ‘Think Wrong’ Could Be the Key to the Right Answers
Marc O’Brien believes that the key to generating truly innovative ideas is learning how to challenge the status quo—which is why he’s busy trying to teach people how to “think wrong.”
There is absolutely no evidence that knowledge of calculus causes greater success in college; there is only an association. I’m willing to wager that if we required four years’ study of the Greek language, we could show it had at least as high an association or correlation with success in college. Taking any academically challenging course in high school will show an association with success in college.
A visual breakdown of the haves and have nots on tax day. Income inequality, anyone?
Teachers who learn to collaborate, resolve conflicts, and respect multiple perspectives become powerful role models for students.
We’ve inherited a sense of efficiency modeled on attention that is never pulled off track. All those little circles to fill in neatly on those multiple-choice exams are the perfect emblem of our desire to to instill a sense of “here’s the problem and here’s the solution,” as if they world of choices is strictly limited and there is always one and only one right answer to be selected among them.
If kids cannot pay attention in school, it may be less because they have ADHD and more because we have a mismatch between the needs and desires of students today and the national standards-based education based on the efficiencies of a classroom created before World War I.
An old ad pamphlet from The Pennsylvania Cansualty Co. of Scranton, PA. I have no idea when this is from, but it must be old considering the life insurance policy they talk about is for “a thousand or two”. I’d say late 1800s or early 20th century based on the other papers I found it with, but it could be as late as the 40s or 50s.
I really like the 5th THAT where it says that if you take out insurance you’re more likely to get sick. I think what they’re trying to say is that your chance of severe illness is much greater than your chance of death, but it isn’t well written. They’re really pushing hard in this pamphlet to get you to buy a bunch of different polcies.