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Exploration of the new era in human history marked by invention of the Internet
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The Art of Looking: What 11 Experts Teach Us about Seeing Our Familiar City Block with New Eyes ~ Brain Pickings

The Art of Looking: What 11 Experts Teach Us about Seeing Our Familiar City Block with New Eyes ~ Brain Pickings | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Maria Popova

 

“The art of seeing has to be learned,” Marguerite Duras reverberates — and itcan be learned, as cognitive scientist Alexandra Horowitz invites us to believe in her breathlessly wonderful On Looking: Eleven Walks with Expert Eyes (public library) — a record of her quest to walk around a city block with eleven different “experts,” from an artist to a geologist to a dog, and emerge with fresh eyes mesmerized by the previously unseen fascinations of a familiar world. It is undoubtedly one of the most stimulating books of the year, if not the decade, and the most enchanting thing I’ve read in ages"

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Leading Motivated Learners: Social Media: Perception Builder

Leading Motivated Learners: Social Media: Perception Builder | :: The 4th Era :: | Scoop.it

by Tony Sinanis

 

"Branding, which typically is a “business world” thing, is exactly what our schools need today! There is so much bashing of public education in the media today and the landscape of public education is not a pretty one but as educators - whether a superintendent, classroom teacher, support specialist, or the Lead Learner of the building - we still control everything that happens in our schools. And since we control what happens in our schools (even with state/federal mandates and policies, the final execution is our call) we know there are awesome techniques/approaches/etc. unfolding in our schools so let’s spread the word; let’s brand our schools; let’s fuel the perceptions; and let’s create our realities!"

 

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Andrew Aker's curator insight, August 6, 2013 1:43 AM

perception is everything!