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Two Thoughts (5 - 11 November)
Sunday, 5 November
Two thoughts from Rick Hanson
“Your brain is like Velcro for negative experiences but Teflon for positive ones.”
“3 Poisons: greed makes me rigid about how I want things to be, hatred gets me all bothered and angry, and delusion tricks me into taking the situation personally.”
Monday, 6 November
Two thoughts from Paul Assaiante
“I can accept losing. I cannot accept not trying.”
“It is really hard to quit the first time, not so tough the second time, and by the third time it becomes a habit.”
Tuesday, 7 November
Two thoughts from Daniel Coyle
"Baby steps are the royal road to skill."
“The road to success is paved with mistakes well handled.”
Wednesday, 8 November
Two thoughts from Donald Knuth
“The language in which we express our ideas has a strong influence on our thought processes.”
“Premature optimization is the root of all evil.”
Thursday, 9 November
Two thoughts from Stanislaw Lem
"If a man who can’t count finds a four leaf clover, is he lucky?"
“When smashing monuments, save the pedestals. They always come in handy.”
Friday, 10 November
Two thoughts from Maria Montessori
“The greatest sign of success for a teacher is to be able to say, "The children are now working as if I did not exist.”
“To stimulate life, leaving it free, however, to unfold itself--that is the first duty of the educator.”
Saturday, 11 November
Two thoughts from Johann Friedrich Herbart
"In teaching, the greatest sin is to be boring."
"Concepts become forces when they resist one another."
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