Education, Curiosity, and Happiness
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Leonardo da Vinci: How to See the World Like Nobody Else

For a child born out of wedlock in the 15th century, that’s quite an accomplishment. And yet, many would argue that this isn’t even close to being his greatest contribution to humanity. When the word…
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Be curious and imagine.
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We are born creative geniuses and the education system dumbs us down, according to NASA scientists

We are born creative geniuses and the education system dumbs us down, according to NASA scientists | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
The scientists gave the test to 1,600 children between the ages of 4 and 5. What they found shocked them.

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This is not new per se. Albert Einstein, Pablo Picasso, and, more recently, Ken Robinson have made similar arguments. We continue to try changing our paradigm of teaching, learning, and school without moving forward. I contend school feels a lot like it did when I attended. The more we reform, the more we deform.
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The Underutilized Power of Questions: How Einstein and Da Vinci Found Genius

The Underutilized Power of Questions: How Einstein and Da Vinci Found Genius | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Most of us don’t quite understand what exactly these discoveries were, but we all learn fairly early on that he changed our understanding of physics. Similarly, Leonardo Da Vinci is familiar to us…
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Albert Einstein said he had no special talent. I am only passionately curious. He wanted to know what it was like to ride on a light wave. Leonardo daVinci filled his notebooks with questions.

Classrooms and teaching are spaces where imagination and curiousity should lead the way.
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Why You Should have a Messy Desk | #Creativity 

Why You Should have a Messy Desk | #Creativity  | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

Why You Should have a Messy Desk! Einstein: “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, and Mark Twain...

 

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https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Creativity

 


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I must be incredibly creative.
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Why You Should have a Messy Desk! Einstein: “If a cluttered desk is a sign of a cluttered mind, of what, then, is an empty desk a sign?” Steve Jobs, Albert Einstein, and Mark Twain...

 

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https://www.scoop.it/t/21st-century-learning-and-teaching/?&tag=Creativity

 

Elizabeth Hutchinson's curator insight, November 6, 2017 3:05 PM
Just want to say my desk is very messy! Good for me I think :) 
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Use Einstein’s Educational Philosophy to Boost Your Learning

Use Einstein’s Educational Philosophy to Boost Your Learning | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Last week, we discussed Leonardo da Vinci’s self-education and techniques for subject mastery. This week, we’d like to focus on another impressive innovator: Albert Einstein. There are many myths…
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This interesting article explores education through the lens of some of Albert Einstein's quotes. It points out the importance of imagination, the role of teachers, and solving problems in new and unconventional ways.
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I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done

I've adopted a '2-hour rule' based on the habit that led Einstein, Darwin, and Nietzsche to brilliance — and it's had the highest ROI of anything I've done | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
Spending time reflecting and thinking has helped me balance priorities, solve problems, and generate new ideas.

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Time to reflect and write is essential to one's learning. I take time and write about my reflections. One change that has been key to my writing is I write about my experiences and what I control.
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Time to reflect and write is essential to one's learning. I take time and write about my reflections. One change that has been key to my writing is I write about my experiences and what I control.
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The Importance Of Staying A Student (And How To Do So)

“False ideas about yourself destroy you.”
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Gert Biesta argues that under the current construct teaching and learning are not the flip sides of the same coin. They should be. Albert Einstein proposed curiosity and imagination are essential. They are part of what makes us teachers and learners.
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Einstein was an Artist: How Creativity Actually Works

Our entire construct of the world depends on language. What we see isn’t what the universe has defined, but what our brains have learned to label. English distinguishes a scientist as someone who…
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Albert Einstein was an artist, scientist, philosopher, humanitarian, etc. We are more than one thing. John Dewey referred to life as a meta-vocation.
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World-renowned futurist Michio Kaku: This is what higher ed should be teaching students right now 

World-renowned futurist Michio Kaku: This is what higher ed should be teaching students right now  | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it

"Soft skills, ease with technologies are some of the most important skills undergrad students should be learning today for the future of tomorrow."


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Therfe is an echo of Albert Einstein's quote "we cannot solve our problems with thinking that created them" in this article. Michio Kaku arges junior high school is the enemy of creativity. Humans are by their nature explorers and researchers.
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Are you FutureReady?

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Why you should ask dumb questions – The Mission – Medium

Why you should ask dumb questions – The Mission – Medium | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
During the first few years of my academic career, I’d begin the first class of each semester with the same cliché remark: “There are no dumb questions in this class. If you don’t understand something…
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The articles posits we should ask dumb questions and that it was probably a dumb question in some form that led to great insights and breakthroughs. This can begin in school with children, because they exploring a world we have largely given up exploring as adults.

Albert Einstein said he was passionately curious and that might have been the source of many of his dumb questions.
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8 Inspirational Quotes for Teachers From History's Greatest Educators

8 Inspirational Quotes for Teachers From History's Greatest Educators | Education, Curiosity, and Happiness | Scoop.it
In the spirit of previous posts, here is a new set of inspirational quotes for teachers. These come from some of the greatest educators in our history.

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John Dewey is missing and he is a treasure trove of great quotes.
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