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12 days ago
To my book-loving colleagues and friends of EdLab (FOEs, ironically): If you're looking for some fresh fiction or a book club devoted to books (not gossip and cheese plates), my alma mater offers a course called Living Writers that is free and open to the public via EdX and goes live on September 3rd! The course is structured so that you read a book each week, then the authors of those books come and speak to th...
Looking at the plants around EdLab, I found myself thinking, "zip up the xylem, flow down the phloem," a mnemonic I had learned in high school bio to illustrate how plants take in and release water and nutrients.Out of curiosity, does anyone else have particularly memorable mnemonics? Any that have surprised you by their lasting power and/or usefulness? I'd be interested to hear [read] them. Another one that came to me recently when tutoring grade students in math was the fraction rap:"multiplying fractions is no b...
This American Life recently produced a podcast on libraries! The official title is "The Room of Requirement" - and yes, that's a HP reference.  The podcast highlights a variety of library spaces around the country and reminds us of the library's dynamic purpose. All the stories are pretty heartwarming and inspiring, which is very in-brand for This American Life but feels worth noting...