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Communicator. Educator. Synthesizer. Feminist. Improviser.
Some people say that science takes the beauty out of things. But no! Science is beautiful!
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Beautiful visual interactive about the math of fractals.
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Seminar on sharpening your information literacy skills.
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Everyone knows music is beautiful, but not everyone can picture what beauty is in math. By drawing the parallel in this essay, it makes clear how we are missing the beauty in how we teach math.
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It's rare for a piece of thinking to turn what is essentially a long list into an intuitive set of ideas. This is a great one, and the subject matter is important for anyone reflecting on their own ways of seeing the world.
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Deconstruction of current math education and reconstruction into a vision for the future.
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Great, funny talk on how to be creative that aligns with improv principles.
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In an amusing and delightful way Vi Hart takes the viewer from casually putting glitter glue on pine cones in your backyard, seamlessly into the underlying math and beauty and patterns in everything. I love all of her videos but these 3 are some of my very favorites.
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Introduces framework that really gets at the core of thinking, peeling away the parts we tend to get stuck on in Education.
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"That’s what’s at issue here,” says Barrett. “How to we develop a generalizable science?” To do that, the field might have to change its understanding of what it means to find a meaningful effect. That could involve coping with the challenges of assembling larger sample sizes, and controlling for many more factors than it could possibly think are necessary. The field may have to think differently about how it thinks about itself. Is psychology in the middle of a replication crisis? “No,” says Barrett. “But it’s in a crisis of philosophy of science.”
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Thoughts about thoughts I've had my whole life. Complexity, simplicity, and education.
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"Lazy comedy is pointing at a stereotype or taboo topic and saying "HERE IT IS." Laughter because you made the audience uncomfortable is easy. Good comedy takes a taboo stereotype or problematic topic and inverts it, twists it, highlights its absurdity, and makes us examine an uncomfortable thing up close and observe the need for transformation." Great concise little article very worth a read!
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Brilliant and simple explanation of how conversations get polarized.
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This is why history is important. This traces poor white people, black people, and elites through American history, from indentured servants to Trump and everything in between, and it all becomes so clear.
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Syllabus of a class which looks at how every part of Psychology is or isn't fucked
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A step in the direction of nuance. Unclasping our grip on certainty and thus inaccuracy.
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Full of studies and clearly written, this article explores the social pressures on girls and women, and their repercussions.
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John Oliver is always pretty great, but here he outdid himself. In this segment he (hilariously) breaks down the broken telephone that is science dissemination.
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PhD dissertation about the value of multiple perspectives in graphic novel form. Beautifully meta and powerful message.
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Innovative interactive illustration of abstraction as it relates to creating tools to help people think. Watch the talk and/or browse the sections.
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“Americans increasingly dislike people and groups on the other side of the political divide and face no social repercussions for the open expression of these attitudes.” As a result, today “the level of partisan animus in the American public exceeds racial animus." What would depolarization look and sound like? Would we know it if we saw it, in others or in ourselves? Perhaps most importantly, what are the mental habits that encourage it? “Americans increasingly dislike people and groups on the other side of the political divide and face no social repercussions for the open expression of these attitudes.” As a result, today “the level of partisan animus in the American public exceeds racial animus."
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