Saying Yes And

My first year of teaching was at a high school in The Hague. I remember sitting through a presentation on student interactions wherein the presenter talked about the different ways a teacher could respond to a student in class. I’ll translate what I remember her saying the options were: No but… No and… Yes but… […]

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The Inspiration Project

Yesterday afternoon, I was listening to The Happiness Project by Gretchen Rubin. I’d heard her interviewed on Tim Ferriss’s podcast, and I was intrigued. I then downloaded (and subscribed to) her podcast. After that, I downloaded the audio version of her book (she’s got several more books). In the book, she outlines what The Happiness […]

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Resulting Basics

Listening to Annie Duke’s most recent book, Thinking in Bets: Making Smarter Decisions When You Don’t Have All the Facts, I was intrigued with her discussion on ‘resulting’. The word (a term that is used in poker meaning “creating too tight a relationship between the quality of the outcome and the quality of the decision”) […]

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