Marcia's Tumblthru Life

This space lives between twitter.com/marciamarcia and marciaconner.com/blog, where I pick up and interject scraps of inspiration. Let's see how that goes.

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(Source: wanttosharetheguilt, via cal51)

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This sums it up in most any context.

This sums it up in most any context.

(Source: thinksmith)

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Teacher’s Scotch Whiskey. #labelsaysitall #branding #education  (at Terminal 1)

Teacher’s Scotch Whiskey. #labelsaysitall #branding #education (at Terminal 1)

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A Recipe for Learning applies equally well to people of all ages!
(via A Recipe for Learning: Essential Components of Early Learning)

A Recipe for Learning applies equally well to people of all ages!

(via A Recipe for Learning: Essential Components of Early Learning)

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Knowing vs. Understanding

I consider myself a life-long learner. I love learning and trying new things. And so do most kids when given the freedom to expand independently, a privilege we adults often take for granted. But there is a difference between learning and being told, knowing and understanding.

While knowing implies understanding, the two words are not necessarily mutual.

know I shouldn’t disassemble a battery. After all, I’ve been told. But I don’t reallyunderstand why.

And a lack of understanding in an interested person inevitably leads to investigation.

Do Not Disassemble

What My Disassembled Battery Tells Me About Parenting

We can inform our children of potential dangers until we’re blue in the face. We can tell them to quiet down when someone is sleeping. We can insist they not live in squalor.

But until they understand it for themselves, we’re likely just stoking their curiosity in the very thing we wish they’d avoid.

Without understanding they’ll be wanting to try swimming alone, wondering just how loud they have to be to wake the neighborhood or just how many insects can live under a pile of dirty socks.

Children have a desire to do well. But they can also only do as well as the tools they possess, and understanding is a mighty big tool. It’s often too big for many kids to grasp.

This is not an excuse to force them to understand something you feel is valuable.

After all, telling them repeatedly something they don’t understand, nor have a desire to understand, does not lead to real understanding. It leads to knowing. (And I may know E=MC2 but I’ll give you one guess as to whether or not I understand it.)

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Read the whole fabulous post by Tara Wagner (you can also follow here @organicsister)

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There once was a woman who woke up, looked in the mirror, and noticed she had only three hairs on her head.

'Well,' she said, 'I think I'll braid my hair today.'

So she did and she had a wonderful day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and saw that she had only two hairs on her head.

'Hmm,' she said, 'I think I'll part my hair down the middle today.'

So she did and she had a grand day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror and noticed that she had only one hair on her head.

'Well,' she said, 'today I'm going to wear my hair in a pony tail.'

So she did, and she had a fun, fun day.

The next day she woke up, looked in the mirror, and found she didn’t have a single hair on her head.

'YAY!' she exclaimed, 'I don't have to fix my hair today!'

Inspiring look at life via Amazing Women Rock

All That She Wants, via Flick by Arianne

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It’s important that we collaborate. Nobody knows everything.
Jesse Stevens, of Media Lab Melbourne speaking at CreativeMornings/Melbourne (*watch the talk)

It’s important that we collaborate. Nobody knows everything.

Jesse Stevens, of Media Lab Melbourne
speaking at CreativeMornings/Melbourne (*watch the talk)

(Source: creativemornings)

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I think now is like the perfect time we can enact on the ideals of a time when creative people were taking a stand against the way things were structured and we can also broadcast that stand through electronics and embody it and communicate it through creation and through artistic endeavors and hopefully it will achieve a much broader platform than it would have been able to if it were at any another time.

Doug Stoley (via thehouseofcreatives)

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(via Frederikfrede.com)
The previous source I cited here was not the original source. This is!

(via Frederikfrede.com)

The previous source I cited here was not the original source. This is!

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Maybe I’m overly optimistic, but I think most young, ambitious people want to have a positive impact on the world. Whether it’s through art or activism or advances in science, almost every student I spoke to had some kind of larger, altruistic goal in life.

Marina Keegan, Journalist and Playwright (1989-2012) NYTimes.com

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