Review & MindMap of Deep Work by Cal Newport

My Take:

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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A great new book about the Brain


12 Principles for Surviving and Thriving at Work, Home, and School

My Summary:

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:

  • Exercise
  • Survival
  • Wiring
  • Attention
  • Memory
  • Sleep
  • Exploration
  • Gender
  • Sense
  • Stress
  • Vision

If you are involved in learning or education then this book really is a must read!

 

My Top Ten Books to Read – Oct 2017

Below is a list of books I 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.

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My Top 10 Book Recommendations Sep 2017

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.

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1.  The 20 Time Project:

How educators and parents can launch Google’s formula for future-ready innovation

 

 

2. The Second Machine Age:

Work, Progress, and Prosperity in a Time of Brilliant Technologies

 

 

3. The One World Schoolhouse:

Education Reimagined

 

 

4. Sully:

My Search for What Really Matters

 

 

5. Long Walk to Freedom: 

The Autobiography of Nelson Mandela

 

 

6. Daring Greatly:

How the Courage to Be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We Live, Love, Parent, and Lead

 

 

7. Unschooling Rules:

55 Ways to Unlearn What We Know About Schools and Rediscover Education

 

 

8. The Alchemist

 

 

9. Collapse:

How Societies Choose to Fail or Succeed: Revised Edition

 

 

10. How the Scots Invented the Modern World:

The True Story of How Western Europe’s Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything in It