Tag: Barry Schwartz

This quote from Barry Schwartz always makes me think: Rules and incentives may improve the behavior of those who don’t care, though they won’t make them wiser. But in focusing on the people who don’t care—the targets of our rules and incentives—we miss those who do care. We miss those who want to do the … [Read more…]

Read More Developing Wisdom in the Service of Learners

“Learning to choose is hard. Learning to choose well is harder. And learning to choose well in a world of unlimited possibilities is harder still, perhaps too hard.”  Barry Schwartz The concept of “choice” is something that is brought up in education as a good thing for students to help develop their passions and build … [Read more…]

Read More The Value of “Not Having a Choice”

I have been reading, “The Seven Decisions; Understanding the Keys to Personal Success,” by Andy Andrews, and this quote on “wisdom” stuck with me: Most people mistake wisdom for education, like a high school diploma or college degree. Seeking wisdom is not the same as gaining knowledge: Knowledge is a precursor to wisdom. Wisdom includes … [Read more…]

Read More Developing Wisdom in Schools

In my post, “4 Non-Negotiables for Schools“, I wrote that the first one was the most important: 1. They are a welcoming and warm environment. As someone who goes into schools often, I can get a feeling of the culture within a few minutes. Whether it is talking to the secretary, or seeing what is on … [Read more…]

Read More “…in the service of the right aims”

Getting a message from a friend on Facebook, she had mentioned Daniel Pink’s book “Drive”, and it reminded me of how much his Ted Talk really made an impact on my learning and thinking.  There are some really good Ted Talks (or TedX Talks), but to be honest, there are only a few that really changed my … [Read more…]

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