What I wish my professor had told me is a statement made by all thinking youth who don’t pay attention to the lessons they are taught as youth. Perception isn’t just what you think is true. Perception is the work/conclusion of being perceptive. This “work’ actually means you can learn from someone else’s mistakes. 130 years after Napolean made a huge mistake, Hitler says “that won’t happen this time.’ We all know how that turned out.
Real life requires all these. As I read this piece it sounded like advise to young people wanting to raise children. Here is a paraphrase of the points I read: 1. Watch out – loving kids only lasts till their not kids anymore. 2. To be a good parent one only needs to be perfect at everything they do, every day for 18 years. 3. Precious memories, how they linger. 4. There are no perfect parents. (see #2) 5. Don’t forget: kids are people too, not machines. 6. Finish the job.
It would seem the wisdom of this article is wrapped up in the statement on page 79: “You are there to transform students’ lives by connecting the content you teach to the skills they need to be successful in this big, bad world.’ It sounds like parenting advice…except the only thing missing is love.
This site has a lot of STEM videos. I like it because it is life science not just the abstract lab. I recommend the bicycle test. I may make one this coming summer and see if his experiement holds true for drummers.https://www.youtube.com/user/destinws2
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