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by Stephen Downes
July 12, 2007

How to Win When You Lose
I'm writing from the airport in Toronto, so we'll keep today's newsletter short. This is a nice item listing how to benefit from loss and defeat - or at least, how to make it bearable. I like the Japanese saying: "Fall seven times. Stand up eight." Now I should say, I don't think of life in terms of winning and losing, victory and defeat. I do think, though, that life rewards the effort you put into it. Vicki A. Davis, Cool Cat Teacher Blog July 12, 2007 [Link] [Tags: ] [Comment]

Expertise, Idiocy, Monkeys: Write Blog Postings and Articles
I had to enjoy Alan Livine's response to Jakob Nielsen. "Through my own monkey channels," he writes, "I have greatly expanded my network of colleagues farther and wider than I would have through other channels." Alan Levine, Cogdogblog July 12, 2007 [Link] [Tags: ] [Comment]

My Sicko Turn
Just for the record: I do not know of any Canadian who would exchange our health care system. Every citizen is insured and where we all receive free health care when we need it. Americans should know this. They are told a lot by the various media - but none of their media can ever explain why we stand by our system despite intense pressure from U.S. companies to change it, to privatize it. I think the same motivations inform our education system. There are, I think, lessons to be learned from this. Doug Noon, Borderland July 12, 2007 [Link] [Tags: , ] [Comment]

A Very Silly Challenge
I've commented on some blogs about the U.S. News and World Report college rankings. This article takes on another silly ranking system, the newsweek ranking of U.S. high schools. As though they could be ranked, even. Tim Stahmer, Assorted Stuff July 12, 2007 [Link] [Tags: , ] [Comment]


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