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Prologue

Against School

From: Weapons of Mass Instruction

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I taught for thirty years in some of the worst schools in Manhattan, and in some of the best, and during that time, I became an expert in boredom. 11 $1.10 Add
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Everything You Know About Schools is Wrong

From: Weapons of Mass Instruction

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Forced schooling seduces the trapped into believing that inert knowledge, memorized fact bits and sequences is the gold standard of intellectual achievement. Learning to connect those bits into … 26 $2.60 Add
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Smashing Heads Doesn’t Open Minds

Morality Binds and Blinds with Jonathan Haidt

From: I'm Right and You're an Idiot

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Ingrained, tribal behaviors can bind and blind us, and shut down open-minded thinking. Looking at the dynamic of polarization from the point of view of tribes and teams is enlightening and useful … 9 $0.90 Add
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The Mighty Tool of Public Narrative

Psychic Numbing with Paul Slovic

From: I'm Right and You're an Idiot

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When numbers soar, our consistency with basic values and concerns collapses. Most people are caring and highly responsive when they hear of an individual’s desperate plight, yet are numbly … 10 $1.00 Add
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From the Heart

The Golden Rule with Karen Armstrong and Joan Halifax

From: I'm Right and You're an Idiot

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Compassion is a virtuous cycle, and practicing the Golden Rule yields an expanded sense of self, which yields ever more compassionate behavior.philosophers and religious leaders such as … 7 $0.70 Add
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From the Heart

Speak the Truth, but not to Punish with Thich Nhat Hanh

From: I'm Right and You're an Idiot

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Thich Nhat Hanh used the example of a pine tree and suggested, what if that tree asked us what it could do to help the world? Our answer would be very clear: “You should be a beautiful, … 10 $1.00 Add
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Epilogue

Lessons Learned

From: I'm Right and You're an Idiot

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Why aren’t people demanding action on environmental issues like climate change, despite the overwhelming evidence? This mission evolved along the way, and soon I was looking into the sorry … 12 $1.20 Add