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Resolutions: - Paris, France — A Hi Moment
"Cassie Marketos

• Stay off the internet.

• Find something to do and pursue it, whatever the underlying cause might be.

• Figure it out for the winter.

• Be in an amazing place where people can come visit you. (High priority.)

• Forget about New Year’s Eve things. That is all bullshit.

• Don’t let ___________ get you down.

• Don’t think too much about things you cannot change.

• Resist your audience, their approval will mislead you.

• Write often. Keep it both private and illegible.

• Find a goodbye song.

• Get in damn shape, finally.

• Drink cappuccinos. It’s your new thing.

• Get motivated early in the AM.

• Sleep on trains.

• If you don’t love that book, forgive yourself and get another one.

• Don’t be a goddamn idiot."
resolutions  lists  cassiemarketos  audience  living  internet  books  reading  writing  approval  2014  via:kio 
january 2014 by robertogreco
New Year’s Resolutions : 2¢ Worth
"1. I will accept that I may no longer be a believer—Over the years, I have been gradually, & not w/out resistance, losing my faith. I am afraid that I may no longer believe in education. There is no problem w/ education. Education is the problem. Our goal is preparing our children for their future, & I am becoming convinced that education—our belief in education—is preventing us from accomplishing that goal.

2. I will avoid, at all (most) costs, using the following words: education, student, technology, teach, teacher

3. I will try, at all costs, to speak plaining & to clearly paint pictures for what I am striving to convey. If we agree that “it takes a village to teach a child,” then we need to be speaking in villagese, not schoolese.

4. I will more aggressively & compellingly speak out against standardized testing & to direct conversations twrd alternatives…standardized, high-stakes testing has done far more harm to more children than all the social networks on planet."

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davidwarlick  change  education  learning  schooling  schooliness  teaching  pedagogy  edtech  teminology  jargon  standardizedtesting  highstakes  testing  unschooling  deschooling  gamechanging  words  resolutions 
november 2010 by robertogreco
New year resolution? Don't wait until New Year's Eve | Science | The Guardian
"for men, the secret of success lies in setting specific goals and focusing on the rewards you will get if you achieve them; for women, the best way to keep a resolution is to tell the world about it."
via:rodcorp  psychology  gender  social  competition  focus  rewards  resolutions  society  goals 
december 2007 by robertogreco

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