Your Life is Not a Journey

“The existence, the physical universe is basically playful. There is no necessity for it whatsoever. It isn’t going anywhere. That is to say, it doesn’t have some destination that it ought to arrive at. But that it is best understood by the analogy with music. Because music, as an art form is essentially playful. We say, […]

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Habits of Mind

When given the opportunity to tackle big ideas, this is how children begin to see themselves. The students become interested in solving problems, something we want them to be able to do in all subjects. We never set out to be the next Zuckerberg. After all, that’s not what STEM and Computational Thinking is about. […]

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Beyond the Horizon

10 Dylan quotes to Educate, Inspire & make you Think I define nothing. Not beauty, not patriotism. I take each thing as it is, without prior rules about what it should be. “We’re constantly being bombarded by insulting and humiliating music, which people are making for you the way they make those Wonder Bread products. […]

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THE COINCIDENCE OF OPPOSITES

Alan Watts explains the sense in nonsense and how to enjoy the playfulness of life while sincerely participating in the human game. “If, therefore, we forget, you see, that black and white are inseparable and that existence is constituted equivalently by being and non-being, then we get scared. And we have to play a game […]

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Creativity demands your attention

The precondition for creativity is, I think,  disequilibrium.What mathematicians now call chaos. – Terrence McKenna  I just finished reading The War of Art, by  Steven Pressfield and one of biggest takeaway was how similar his approach to mastering motivation was to the likes of Daniel Goleman & Cal Newport.  Whether you believe Cal Newport, who says to […]

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Castles made of sand

We have a narcissism that cannot be put down, the thing that I learned in studying history and living life is that the thing that makes you happy, eventually makes you unhappy, everything flows, nothing lasts.” The following quote was taken from the video below which features Terence Mckenna dropping some hard truths. In fact, […]

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Kindergarten Teaches the World

Ever since I heard about Somersaulting the Classroom for those still on the fence about a total flip, I was intrigued. Could something like this be done with my Kindergarten students? I wasn’t 100% sold on a total flipped classroom with 5 & 6-year-old students but I toyed with the idea all throughout my COETAIL […]

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