I distinguish between judging philosophies and practices and judging institutions. You judge institutions by the people shaping the institution, and by institutional results. Often these are not the best people, and often these are not the results that members of the institution even want to produce. But that is how institutions should be judged.
He now regrets never having turned to his mentor and saying directly that he should practice the same standards he preached before dismissing spirituality out of hand. "There are many charlatans, there are various people saying all kinds of things--completely stupid, cheapening it all but that's not what you judge it by," says Ashtekar.
When I look up close, I see the repaired, reshingled, weather protected porch roof, and the scraped, patched, and repainted pillars, but I also see the unpainted, unscraped, unrepaired parts that will take many more hours.
When I stand back, I see the beautifully redone shingles and the glowing white columns. Three cheers for perspective!
One of my favorite podcasts (Hidden Brain) interviewing one of my favorite thinkers (Daniel Kahnemann sp?). Just like judges don't like to turn decisions over to algorithms even if it would make their work better, teachers don't either. If we did, as a group, we science teachers, at least, would figure out the best research and embrace it rather than continuing so hard with old, status quo approaches.
Check out this Podcast: Our Noisy Minds https://player.fm/1BHGzCN
Made a quick meal from odds and ends. My kids want me to remember the recipe:
Mashed potatoes, salt, butter, sour cream, milk to taste and texture preference.
Brown and cut bite sized pieces of Andouille (sp?) sausage and chicken.
Add ~16 oz crushed tomatoes (pretty thick), 16 oz water, and 3-4 tsp Better than Bouillon.
Salt and pepper to taste. 2 Tbsp brown sugar (optional).
Various frozen veggies. Simmer more.
Recommend mixing the two parts on your plate or bowl.
I had to fix typos because my screen was blurry.
I'm trying to figure out a platform for creating open educational resource chemistry assessment questions. I want professors to be able to import and export the questions created with different learning management systems with all the learning technology and question test interoperability standards. So far, I can use D2L (supported by my school) with a clunky GUI editor. I'd love to enter LaTeX formulas with the mhchem package, but I can't find a platform I can access that has it integrated.
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