In 1919, in Stuttgart, Germany, Austrian Rudolf Steiner opened the first Waldorf school, which emphasized a humanistic model of pedagogy. Today there are over 1,000 schools in 60 countries. Here’s a the first part of a longer video that explains what Waldorf education is all about.
light bulbs sketched on chalkboard Many small ideas make a big one
This short video reviews three apps that support brainstorming — one that offers prompts to help you think outside the box, one that invites you to add to word and image arrangements to stir your creative juices, and one that allows you to create thought maps that visually organize your ideas.
In this short interview clip, the acclaimed British novelist Ian McEwan talks about his writing space, his writing process, and throwing away a piece of paper isn’t like putting a dish in the dishwasher.
This animation explores the various arguments for reading literature. Curious about how the simple act of reading Junot Diaz’s The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao can make you a better person? Check out this groovy animation created by The School of Life.
Some facts and figures from Harper’s Index (September, 2014) regarding education, race, national energy politics and more. A statistician’s dreamboat! Possibly profound, disturbing and hilarious for the rest of us.