Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Cinderella's Clock

A fun meme for the procrastination files: take some advice from Cinderella!

Don't wait 'til the clock strikes twelve to start studying.


Monday, November 28, 2016

Rereading

The quote is from C.S. Lewis, and I have read and re-read his Narnia books more times than I can count. The image shows the paperback book covers from the 1970s when I first visited the land of Narnia.

I can't imagine a man really enjoying a book and reading it only once. — C.S. Lewis


Procrastination Humor

Everybody struggles with procrastination! The word is from the Latin cras, which means "tomorrow" - and of course tomorrow never comes. It is always today already, and there is always . . . tomorrow. I'm not sure I really have any good advice for coping with procrastination, but I figure humor is always a good way to get started. It's better than despair! So below you will find some procrastination humor! Enjoy!

Click here for a full-size view of Sylvia Liu's flowchart... and you can find many more delights at her blog: SylviaLiuLand.


And here is a great comic from twentypixels: A Field Guide to Procrastinators - click here for full-size image, and here is a link to more 20pixels comics.I created an animated GIF that goes through the items one by one:


And here is the poster:



Finally, here is a cartoon by one of my favorite cartoonists, Dan Piraro a.k.a. Bizarro:


Friday, November 25, 2016

Reading Glasses

Wouldn't it be great if all we had to do was hand out glasses to people in order for them to learn how to read?

It reminds me of Joseph Smith and the "seer stones" (Urim & Thummim) he used in reading the Golden Plates; you can read more about that at Wikipedia.

Reading Glasses: Do you mean to tell me we spent all that time learning words when we could have just been wearing these magic spectacles?



Cartoon by Dave Coverly

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Quotes from Children's Literature

Via an article in Edutopia, I found this lovely infographic of quotes from children's literature which was created by the AAA State of Play playground equipment company.

This is my favorite:


I am not afraid of storms,
for I am learning to sail my ship.
from Little Women by Louisa May Alcott


















Everything is your teacher.

I thought this was a lovely graphic to illustrate the words of Ezra Bayda, a Zen teacher:

When you really pay attention,
everything is your teacher.


Books

This is a wonderful graphic from Last Lemon, which is the work of Lisa Swerling & Ralph Lazar:

There's no such thing as too many books.



Reading can seriously damage your ignorance.

I thought this was a great graphic about the power of reading, and for a great article about reading as a skill for lifelong learning, see: How to Help Students Develop a Love of Reading by Holly Korbey.

Reading can seriously damage your ignorance.


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A Thousand Lives

This is a wonderful quote about reading from George RR Martin:

A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies.
The man who never reads lives only one.