Recently I finished reading the book Deep Work by Cal Newport after hearing it referenced in one of my favourite Ted Talks. It deals a lot with the issue of using our time in productive ways and especially limiting our use of technology to things that actually add value to our lives and education. It definitely helped shape an awareness in me, that not every tech tool that seems useful is worthy of my time. Time is our ultimate scare resource and so we would should allocate our time, including our technology usage in a way that is most conducive to us reaching our goals. It’s well worth a read in the context of how our modern lives are being saturated with technology and how we as individuals need to set appropriate boundaries to deal with this.
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I recently read a fantastic book that I am going to refer back to as I design my future learning engagements. It was well researched and easy to read. And it does a great job of highlighting how much the structural elements of the brain are always at play when learning is happening.
The 11 brain rules mentioned can be summarized into the following subsections:
If you are involved in learning or education then this book really is a must read!
Below is a list of books I’ve read & highly recommend. If you choose to read any of them, please make use of the links provided, as Amazon then makes a contribution to the up keep of the site.
How educators and parents can launch Google’s formula for future-ready innovation
Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies
My Search for What Really Matters
The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela
How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead
55 Ways to Unlearn What We Know About Schools and Rediscover Education
How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition
The True Story of How Western Europe’s Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything in It