• Here is yet another terrific and thought-provoking article from Peter Gray at the Freedom in Education blog at Psychology Today. A snippet on the Creativity Crisis (emphasis mine):
Creativity is nurtured by freedom and stifled by the continuous monitoring, evaluation, adult-direction, and pressure to conform that restrict children’s lives today….we are subjecting children to an educational system that assumes one right answer to every question and one correct solution to every problem, a system that punishes children (and their teachers too) for daring to try different routes.
Brilliant, as usual.
“I can’t believe you declined a Proud Mary serenade. You could have posted a video of it on your blog. Selfish! Think about your readers.”
• I just heard on the news that rice now has alarming levels of arsenic. I could have done without knowing that.
Eat more whole grains! Whole grains might be poisoning you!
Caffeine is bad! Drink decaf! Decaf is processed using chemical solvents! Decaf is the devil!
Eggs have cholesterol! Eat eggs and go coffin shopping! NO WAIT – eggs have the good cholesterol! So nevermind on that egg thing!
SCIENCE: PICK A SIDE. SRSLY.
• I had a request to make Random Monday a linky (thanks again, April!), and thought that might be fun, so I am going to give it a shot. Feel free to link up with your own randomness every week. And together we can TAKE OVER THE ENTIRE INTERNET! Bwahahahahahah!
If it works, that is. Remember to link to your actual Random Monday post, and not just your home page.