Race Bannon

Wealthy Is Relative

I live in San Francisco where there is currently a culture war in full swing between those who have been labeled economically “wealthy” and “privileged” and those who have been labeled economically challenged. This has come about due to quickly escalating housing prices, neighborhood demographic changes, and other factors. My more left or progressive friends, […]

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The Age of Outrospection

I have been a vehement proponent of introspection for most of my adult life. As Socrates first espoused, I’ve always considered introspection, looking inward, the path to a good and wise life. The “know thyself” adage is something to which I’ve always aspired. And I still do. In the RSA Animate video, The Power of Outrospection, […]

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Non-Linear Learning Is OK

“I’m a very organised and rational and linear thinker, and you have to stop all that to write a novel.” Hilary Mantel Most of us were programmed early on starting with our very first day in school to think of learning as a linear process. In other words, the predetermined curriculum says first you learn […]

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Repeat, Repeat, Repeat

“Twice and thrice over, as they say, good is it to repeat and review what is good.” Plato In instructional design and learning theory circles there is a famous, if somewhat troubling, fact that has plagued educators and instructional designers for years. The person who first identified this troubling fact was Hermann Ebbinghaus, a German […]

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