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5 Characteristics of how Knowledge Workers like to Learn at Work

5 Characteristics of how Knowledge Workers like to Learn at Work | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
From the results of the Learning in the Workplace survey and my analysis of how smart workers use social media to work and learn today, 5 key characteristics of how Knowledge Workers like to learn ...

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We need to create those environments where learning is ongoing and flows with social interactions. Etienne Wenger's work on communities of practice provides examples of how things do happen and how we learn.

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Complexity, chaos, and ambiguity are aspects of leadership and learning. Without those we cannot innovate and create.
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Why It's Time To Put Students In The Driver's Seat

Why It's Time To Put Students In The Driver's Seat | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Think about how you or the people you work with approach the creation of a blended learning lesson plan. The first steps of coming up with and flushing out your initial idea. Then, scouring the web to find safe, factually accurate sites that are not blocked by your school filters and checking the fine print …

 

This method of teaching does require a certain amount of bravery. There is a very real chance that when a student asks you a question (How do I add media? How do I change the font? How do I import pictures? etc. etc.) you will have to say the dreaded “I don’t know”. But the neat thing is, your students are ok with this. You’re all learning as you go. More often than not another child in the class will be using the same site or will have at least used it before. If a classmate knows the answer, they can step into the role of teacher – from which much confidence is gained and leadership skills are learned.


Even the most reserved kid really enjoys teaching their teacher a trick or two. If no one knows the answer, they can collaborate to find the solution; an activity that provides important life skills with many real-world applications. All while leaving the initiative, process development and ownership of the learning itself right where it belongs, in the hands of the learners.


Gust MEES: I started with it in 2002 already and was a pioneer in my country, BUT I got BEST results! Make sure to work TOGETHER as a TEAM with the students, learners, create ALSO some groups where the BEST work together with the weakest. YOU will love it later and YOU will miss it as it gives YOU a direct feedback of WHAT THEY learned and YOU adjust on demand and necessity... WHEN the BEST feel boring, give THEM a special task to motivate THEM ;) ===> Adjust <===.


Concerning the questions from the students, please check my advice here:


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2014/01/04/practice-better-ways-to-say-i-dont-know-in-the-classroom/


http://gustmees.wordpress.com/2012/05/02/work-sheet-teachers-best-practiceshowto/



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I am not sure what is being suggested is putting students in charge. It is more about a complicated conversation between teachers and students about the subject matter. There is an in-between space where teachers and students meet.

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Ivon Prefontaine's comment, May 28, 2014 6:57 PM
Thank you Gust.
Gust MEES's comment, May 28, 2014 7:18 PM
@Ivon Prefontaine I will take it is a priority to create THAT blog, stay tuned, please ;)
Alan Jordan's curator insight, April 3, 4:13 PM

I am not sure what is being suggested is putting students in charge. It is more about a complicated conversation between teachers and students about the subject matter. There is an in-between space where teachers and students meet.

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Education Readings July 22nd

Education Readings July 22nd | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
By Allan Alach I welcome suggested articles, so if you come across a gem, email it to me at allanalach@inspire.net.nz 10 ways Pokemon Go portends AR in learning May as well jump on this bandwagon… ‘Quite simply, this opens up immense possibilities and opportunities for learning. If we could take some of that AR ‘magic…
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The world isn't flat. We might just be missing a lot of nuances in 140 characters.
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How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Transformational teachers share best practices, build mentoring relationships, observe their peers, keep things fresh, model their subject's usefulness, and demonstrate caring beyond what they teach.

Via Skip Zalneraitis, Elizabeth E Charles
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We can all be transformational when we are called to teach and be with students in the classroom. Caring beyond what you teach has echoes of Hannah Arendt embedded in it.
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Good stuff! Thanks to Ivon Prefontaine. 

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Shifting From Ed Reform To Classroom Reform

Shifting From Ed Reform To Classroom Reform | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Shifting From Ed Reform To Classroom Reform via Wendell Berry
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The Wendell Berry quote is thought provoking. We create a lanuage that acts as a code, only allowing those in who can repeat the code. However, depending on your role other codes can be used. For example, administrators keep teachers out with their code.
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How to Find Your Power—and Avoid Abusing It

How to Find Your Power—and Avoid Abusing It | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

For the past twenty years, I have been carrying out experiments to find out how power is distributed in groups. I have infiltrated college dorms and children’s summer camps to document who rises in power. I have brought entire sororities and fraternities into the lab, capturing the substance and spread of individuals’ reputations within their social networks. I have surreptitiously identified which members of groups are gossiped about, and who receive gossip. To chart the experience of power, I have studied what it feels like to be placed in positions of authority.

Findings from this research converge on an organizing idea: Whereas the Machiavellian approach to power assumes that individuals grab it through coercive force, strategic deception, and the undermining of others, the science finds that power is not grabbed but is given to individuals by groups.
What this means is that your ability to make a difference in the world—your power, as I define it—is shaped by what other people think of you. Your capacity to alter the state of others depends on their trust in you. Your ability to empower others depends on their willingness to be influenced by you. Your power is constructed in the judgments and actions of others. When they grant you power, they increase your ability to make their lives better—or worse.


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Leading is about listening and stepping aside when it is necessary. When we experience leadership as an assigned role, that is when problems arise and abuse of power occurs. What do we see in schools?
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David Hain's curator insight, May 23, 8:57 AM

Givers always gain, and it seems from exhaustive research that power may be one of the things they gain from giving!

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Edgar Schein: Humble Leadership

Author and organizational culture expert Ed Schein in a conversation with Google VP of People Development Karen May.

 


Via Kenneth Mikkelsen, Ian Berry
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Humble leadership fits with mindful and servant leadership. Humble leading is knowing when to step aside.
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Ante Lauc's curator insight, May 29, 2:58 AM
I did meet Ed Schein 40 years ago at Harvard Univ.. We have changed in the meantime, but still we are humble.... 
How you can explain it?
Caylin Britt's curator insight, June 3, 8:33 AM

No intellect compares to that of the wisdom of a life long lived. - Caylin Britt

Gijs Spoor's curator insight, June 12, 9:17 AM
In times of Great Churning asking humble questions allows collective intelligence to be activated. 
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The future of work is beginning to look increasingly like the past

The future of work is beginning to look increasingly like the past | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
With the rise of the virtual economy, the new ways of working need to be recognised and regulated so that workers are afforded appropriate rights and social protection, writes Denis Pennel.

Via Trudy Raymakers
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Work is for the profit of someone else. What does that mean in schools?
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Ian Berry's curator insight, May 21, 8:32 PM
There's no doubt in my mind that there's an artisan in us all and that we can making a living and a difference by being that artisan.
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Paying Students May Raise Test Scores, But The Lesson Is Not Over

Paying Students May Raise Test Scores, But The Lesson Is Not Over | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
A research finding may have implications for attaching stakes to standardized tests. It also brings up questions about motivation — for tomorrow's test and for the rest of the students' education.

Via Parent Cortical Mass, Dean J. Fusto
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This might be true if the only motives are extrinsic. But, what if learning were the motive? What if students enjoyed coming to school and learning? What if teachers were able to share their passion with others in meaningful and uplifting ways?
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leading and learning: Educational readings for the critical educator: UK Education/ Literacy and computers/Philosophy/ Michael Fullan and Pearson/ Seymour Papert and the the obsolete three Rs'

leading and learning: Educational readings for the critical educator: UK Education/ Literacy and computers/Philosophy/ Michael Fullan and Pearson/ Seymour Papert and the the obsolete three Rs' | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
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I began reading with the first link which is a letter of resignation from a teacher. It expressed how I felt/feel about teaching. It is bloody hard work, but carries great rewards when we are able to be teachers.
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Teaching the Teachers

Teaching the Teachers | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

Recent education reforms have urged teachers to foster collaboration, debate and reflection among students, in order to develop cognitive processes like those called for in the new standards. Ironically, districts rarely apply these same learning techniques to developing teachers. At the same time, teacher’s performance is increasingly tied to their students. This is a disparity that must be corrected.


Via Nik Peachey, Dean J. Fusto, Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Teaching teachers is a key to the future of schooling. It is not enough to simply reform what we do and move deck chairs around a sinking ship. Teachers exist in transformational pedagogic relationships with students. It is a myth that we only play dual roles with students. We engage in multiple roles in living a full and complete life that informs who we are as teachers and learners.
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Nik Peachey's curator insight, May 20, 1:05 AM

A 42 page ebook report and recommendations on teacher development.

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Education Readings May 20th

Education Readings May 20th | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
By Allan Alach I welcome suggested articles, so if you come across a gem, email it to me at allanalach@inspire.net.nz Sorry, Nicky, I’m out. An English teacher writes an open letter of resignation to UK Secretary of Education Nicky Morgan. If you think your version of GERM is bad, I’d suggest that England possibly tops the…
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The link to an article based on Seymour Papert's recent book is worth following. An arguement is made that a focus on testing narrows curriculum and that we are focused on an unquestioned following of the 3 R's without asking what that means in contemporary schooling.
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The only real test

The only real test | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Aussie Friends of Treehorn protecting school children from nasty excesses of the greedy and misguided encouraging adults to think sensitively, to care for kids, to make wise choices....with their hearts in gear, their pens active and their votes available.   The Only Real Test “The only real test is whether children are happy and healthy writes…
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"Our mission as adults is to protect our children from politicians. We also have an ethical and moral responsibility to tell business people to stay out of our building.” Any Finnish citizen is free to visit any school whenever they like, but her message was clear : Educators are the ultimate authorities on education, not bureaucrats, and not technology vendors.”

This is a universal message that needs to be at the entrance of every school. It is the people who teach and parent each day who have the best insight into the pedagogic relationships children are most in need of.
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Myths in Education, or How Bad Teaching Is Encouraged

Myths in Education, or How Bad Teaching Is Encouraged | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Education theories and research. Mostly.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Lars-Göran Hedström
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Perhaos good teachers teach the wrong things supported by entrenched myths too well. We need a new leadership process that includes teachers, students, and the community schools serve.
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 17, 6:36 PM

For the last time, there's no such thing as a "learning style." Big thanks to Ivon Prefontaine. 

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A lire pour les pédagogues parmi nous. Entre autres, il n'existe pas quelque chose comme le cerveau gauche et droit ! Lisez l'article. De plus en plus d'études montrent qu’une des deux parties peut reprendre l'activité de l'autre partie. C'est une théorie qui date des années 1800.
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The 1 Word Millennials Should Stop Using Today

The 1 Word Millennials Should Stop Using Today | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
This all-too-common four letter word betrays a sadly naïve perception of how the business world works.

Via Mark E. Deschaine, PhD
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Fair is not the same as equitable which is what we should strive for. We confuse fair for getting our way.
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Education Readings July 29th

Education Readings July 29th | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
By Allan Alach I welcome suggested articles, so if you come across a gem, email it to me at allanalach@inspire.net.nz How to Get Started With Genius Hour for Elementary Classrooms? Well worth trying in your classroom. ‘I believe that every single child is gifted and that every kid has a talent which we as educators…
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The two articles that caught my eye were about community and teachnology. Community is a lot messier than teams and organizations. We don't get to choose who we live next door to in real communities. Technology is not the end-all-to-be-all. We still need teachers.
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In a world of data can we still use intuition?

In a world of data can we still use intuition? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Bird Droppings July 27, 2016 In a world of data can we still use intuition? I mentioned to a fellow teacher I can tell when a child has emotional issues most of the time after observing a few minutes and listening. Granted observations are part of most evaluations but I was referring to an intuitive…
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This is a great question. I think a challenge is that teachers are often being told what to do by people who are not in the classroom, perhaps have never been in a classroom as a teacher, and perhaps have never wanted to be a teacher. When you only understand something as a spectator, perhaps data is the only thing you can turn to. When you are embedded in the relational world of teaching, you form intuitive practices and responses that make classrooms come alive.
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Is the Purpose of Teaching Student Learning or Student Grading? | Pedablogy: Musings on the Art & Craft of Teaching

Is the purpose of teaching student learning or student grading? I don’t believe that you can have it both ways. That is, grading, at least the way it’s commonly done, inhibits student learning. This is not merely my idea. David Brooks wrote a piece in the NYTabout this, saying “We all know why it exists, but the grade-point average is one of the more destructive elements in American education. In life we want independent thinking and risk-taking, but the GPA system encourages students to be deferential and risk averse, giving their teachers what they want.“
Via Cindy Riley Klages
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Maybe it is neither. Instead is it about relationships?
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David W. Deeds's curator insight, May 23, 6:25 PM

Interesting stuff. Thanks to Ivon Prefontaine. 

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Who Are the Main Education Stakeholders?

Who Are the Main Education Stakeholders? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
 A main cause behind the globalization of higher education, and business schools in particular, is the internationalization of stakeholders. Marshall McLuhan’s global village has its global school
Via Ines Bieler, Miloš Bajčetić
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This is a neo-liberal way of understanding schools as corporate entities. Where are the community and parents in this scheme?
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The Truth about “Good” Schools

When I posted about how political and media labels of "good" and "bad" schools are significantly misleading—more about race and class than the actual quality of the schools—I received a request to identify some "good" schools. Here is the disturbing truth about "good" schools: Among formal schools, both public and private, there are no "good…
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Good teachers take responsible risks and invite students into taking responsible risks. I don't know that good teachers are given permission by others to take risks. They assume that reponsibiliy and autonomy. Does having a good teacher in a school mean it is a good school? Likely not; I experienced good teaching as being marginalized and on the margins. What we mistake for good teaching is people who so well they reinforce the wrong things.
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Academia = Lifetime of Homework

Academia = Lifetime of Homework | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
I don’t know why it’s taken me so long to figure this out… But choosing an academic life seems to mean accepting (embracing?) a lifetime of homework. I mean, I sort of understood …

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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As we corporatize and monetize teaching and learning even more, this is the reality. Teachers become teachers to pursue passions, but it is not about work. It is about taking action in the Hannah Arendt sense.
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Disrupt Assessment — Learning {Re}imagined

Disrupt Assessment - Learning {Re}imagined - Medium
It’s like the 21st century never happened
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The article underscores the importance of the question: "What is the purpose of school? Or, more succinctly: "What is school?" From their flows as many answers as people who answer.
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What metrics don't tell us about the way students learn

What metrics don't tell us about the way students learn | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
Plans to reward universities for excellent teaching could see a bigger role for metrics that track how students spend their time.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas
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Teaching is about relationships with students that inform teachers about who the person is. Metrics are averages and quantify people which is not what we want. We want to talk and listen to a who, not a what.
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The knowledge economy is a myth. We don’t need more universities to feed it | Andre Spicer

The knowledge economy is a myth. We don’t need more universities to feed it | Andre Spicer | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

"Most new jobs now do not require degree-level qualifications. Encouraging more young people to graduate will create only debt and disappointment"


Summary from Academica Top Ten - Friday, May 20, 2016


"The “knowledge economy” is a myth, writes Guardian contributor “The idea of the knowledge economy is appealing,” writes Andre Spicer for The Guardian, but “the only problem is it is largely a myth.” The author argues that while many western countries are working to produce more university graduates, the truth is that “developed western economies … are not brimming with jobs that require degree-level qualifications. For every job as a skilled computer programmer, there are three jobs flipping burgers.” Spicer adds that no matter which country one looks at, the areas of highest employment growth are ones that do not require a large-scale bolstering of university education. In fact, Spicer argues, there has been a marked decline in demand for knowledge-intensive jobs since 2000, and it is these jobs that are under threat of being automated, not low-skilled ones."


Via iPamba
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Perhaps a better way to understand the "knowledge economy" is twofold. First, teachers teach students where they exist with an eye on skills and content that are transportable into an unpredictable future. Second, stop with the 'neo-liberal economic' agenda directing schools and what happens in them. Education is not a business.
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What provokes your thinking?

What provokes your thinking? | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
  PLEASE SHARE WITH AS MANY PARENTS’ GROUPS AS POSSIBLE  Aussie Friends of Treehorn   protecting school children from nasty excesses of the greedy and misguided. What is your stimulous ? What provokes your thinking? I confess to listening to speakers who know what is going on  and who challenge any evil in it. Here…
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There are two excellent videos linked in the post (Ken Robinson and Pasi Sahlberg).
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Amplifying empathy in teachers can help prevent student suspensions, researchers find — NewsWorks

Amplifying empathy in teachers can help prevent student suspensions, researchers find — NewsWorks | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it
School suspension rates have risen in recent years And since the punishment is linked to more severe problems later in life such as dropping out of school or ending up in prison researchers at
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I am not sure about training teachers in empathy. I suppose it might help. I find that we learn empathy and sympathy as we experience living. Good pedagogy involves senstive and tactful practices that encounters students as people with names, faces, and stories.
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Twelve questions to promote self-knowledge in students

Twelve questions to promote self-knowledge in students | Leadership, Innovation, and Creativity | Scoop.it

"What is self-knowledge, and what is the relationship between it and education? Twelve questions can help make the connection ..."


Via Leona Ungerer, Vicki Moro
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If we apply a servant-leadership way of understanding teaching, the objective of teaching becomes students who grow, become wiser, and are always learning in meaningful ways that make the world a better place.
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Kathleen Petrie's curator insight, May 18, 3:42 AM
A list of simple questions that students can ask themselves.  
Megan Walker's curator insight, May 25, 12:47 AM
12 questions for students that can possibly help enhance their potential in and out of the classroom.
Megan Walker's comment, May 25, 12:57 AM
This is not only beneficial for students, but for anyone. If genuine thought was put into answering these questions on a regular basis, we can all strongly enhance our knowledge and learn on a whole new level.