#MustRead Shares (weekly)

  • tags: #mustread research Research-and-Development

  • Great resource for evidence-based reasons why we are emphasizing observation and awareness as a means to discover and launch project ideas. #Mindfulness (+ Innovators DNA!)

    How to Think Like Sherlock Holmes http://t.co/TAwUWh6uyw @boadams1 @ChipHouston1976 @katiejcain HT @MarieGraham

    tags: mindfulness engagement attention #MustRead decisionmaking inquiry observation

    • Sherlock Holmes’s methodology to develop the habits of mind that will allow us to mindfully engage the world.
    • Holmes has a step up on most people. “For most of his life, he had been honing a method of mindful interaction with the world.”
    • “Powers of observation can be developed by cultivating the habit of watching things with an active, enquiring mind. It is no exaggeration to say that well developed habits of observation are more important in research than large accumulations of academic learning.” — W. I. B. Beveridge in The Art of Scientific Investigation
    • “A fool takes in all the lumber of every sort that he comes across, so that the knowledge which might be useful to him gets crowded out, or at best is jumbled up with a lot of other things, so that he has a difficulty in laying his hands upon it. Now the skillful workman is very careful indeed as to what he takes into his brain-attic.”
    • And the models have to come from multiple disciplines because all the wisdom of the world is not to be found in one little academic department.
    • Training in observation follows the same principles as training in any activity. At first one must do things consciously and laboriously, but with practice the activities gradually become automatic and unconscious and a habit is established.
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  • Applying the 6 traits that make for sticky ideas to the field of teaching. Simple. Unexpected. Concrete. Credible. Emotional. Story. I particularly appreciate the power of #curiosity in using mystery to leverage the stickiness of the “unexpected.” [Disclaimer: I love the Heath Bros. work. Really love it.] I’m not sure how I feel about some of the traditional sit-n-get examples or justifications and using “Made-to-Stick” ideas simply to make questionable pedagogy seem more palatable.

    tags: teaching made_to_stick ideas heathbros #MustRead

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