1. "I have come gradually to understand that the liberal arts cliché about teaching you how to think is actually shorthand for a much deeper, more serious idea: learning how to think really means learning how to exercise some control over how and what you think. It means being conscious and aware enough to choose what you pay attention to and to choose how you construct meaning from experience."
    — David Foster Wallace (via amandaonwriting)

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  3. mydarkenedeyes:

    Alfred Stevens. (1823-1906).

    1. A Stormy Night (1892)
    2. Lighthouse at Dusk (Year unknown)
    3. Moonlit Seascape (1892)

    The ocean and the art. 

    (via thinknorth)

     

  4. "

    To be white, or straight, or male, or middle class is to be simultaneously ubiquitious and invisible. You’re everywhere you look, you’re the standard against which everyone else is measured. You’re like water, like air. People will tell you they went to see a “woman doctor” or they will say they went to see “the doctor.” People will tell you they have a “gay colleague” or they’ll tell you about a colleague. A white person will be happy to tell you about a “Black friend,” but when that same person simply mentions a “friend,” everyone will assume the person is white. Any college course that doesn’t have the word “woman” or “gay” or “minority” in its title is a course about men, heterosexuals, and white people. But we call those courses “literature,” “history” or “political science.”

    This invisibility is political.

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    — 

    Michael S. Kimmel, in the introduction to the book, “Privilege: A Reader” (via thinkspeakstress)

    You have privilege. Remember it. Acknowledge it.

    (via vanessammartin)

    (via vanessammartin)

     
  5. My childhood is this video. 

    (Source: colchrishadfield)

     
     
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  7. vanessammartin:

    I was never a science fair protégé. I didn’t build Rube Goldberg machines with my grandfather, or have a family membership to the science centre. The fabric of my childhood was local history and books of all kinds. My parents didn’t ever spend much time outdoors. I guess I fell into science by accident.

    Now, I am as fascinated by the scientific approach to problem solving and inquiry as I am by natural phenomena. But at one point in my life, I would not have identified as a scientist.

    I adjudicated a middle and high school science fair today and it was so interesting. We teach science in such a backward way, with so much emphasis on the methodology and so little on the process of rational thought. Students know they need a hypothesis, but not what it represents. And so, their hypotheses are arbitrary. Why have controls? Why reduce the world to one strict scenario? These get at the necessity of considering all possible explanations and methodically eliminating all but one.

    Science didn’t interest me in primary school because it seemed incredibly dry. It wasn’t until university that I began to see the role of creativity in generating novel hypotheses and designing clever experiments. Getting more kids into science fairs won’t solve the recruitment problem in science. We have to change the way that kids think about science first.

    I like education and my friend Vanessa loves science. I particularly enjoy what she says about changing the way that kids think about science in order to truly engage them with the discipline (and the many sub-disciplines within). Students that can think creatively about scientific processes and hypothesis generation are the students that will further the (incredibly important) advancement of science. Plus, it would probably mean a lot less shitty volcanoes at science fairs. 

     
  8. humansofnewyork:

    "Basketball got me out of trouble, and in trouble."
    "How do you mean?"
    "It kept me off the streets, but it also kept me from focusing on school."

     
  9. This album is so good I want to cry. 

     
     
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  11. jordanvoth:

    Vancouver, BC

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  12. Sometimes mine looks like this. 

    (Source: theboyiswild, via tamworthlyceum)

     
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