- Discussing the 7 Myths About Education | Scenes From The Battleground "7 Myths..." is an e-book by Daisy Christodolou, which is stirring people up in the debate about where education has gone wrong (if it has). Various links to other angles on the discussion, too. Worth following.
- How are teachers using social media? | Pragmatic Education Useful overview--but of course all the sources are self-selected.
- MindMup Free on-line cloud-based mind-mapping.
- The most highbrow jokes in the world: What do you get when a boffin tries to be funny? - Science - News - The Independent and What’s the Most Intellectual Joke You Know?: The Best from Reddit (and You?) | Open Culture
- The greatest literary takedowns of all time - Salon.com 'The most serious-minded takedowns detect a moral failing in the putative giant. Bertrand Russell [...] assailed no less a figure than Socrates in his wonderful (and deliciously readable) A History of Western Philosophy, writing, “He is dishonest and sophistical in argument, and in his private thinking he uses intellect to prove conclusions that are to him agreeable, rather than in a disinterested search for knowledge. There is something smug and unctuous about him, which reminds one of a bad type of cleric.”'
- Who cares? The crisis of kindness in the NHS | Alka Sehgal Cuthbert | spiked "If anything, the proposed ever-tighter regulation of those doing the caring – nurses, doctors, and so on – is likely to exacerbate this crisis of care. That’s because the act of caring depends upon the moral autonomy of the individual carer; it cannot be externally coerced or regulated into being." and
- Can Hospital Chains Improve the Medical Industry? : The New Yorker and How Not To Fix US Health Care: Copy The Cheesecake Factory - Forbes Interesting argument around Gawande's ideas about how the medical system can learn from fast food...