Bookmarked: Educational Leadership Weekly (weekly)

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    • “The history of American school reform helps us see what has made reform so ineffective. Reformers have continually tried to impose social missions on schools and then failed to accomplish them, because consumers – the families who send children to school – have had something entirely different in mind. Consumers have wanted schools to allow them to accomplish goals that are less noble socially but more resonant personally: to get ahead and stay ahead. The school system, I argue, emerged as the unintended consequence of these consumer preferences, expressed through the cumulative choices made by families trying to fortify the future of their children through the medium of schooling. In short, the vision of education as a private good (formed by the self interested actions of individual consumers) has consistently won out over education as a public good (formed by the social aims of reform movements). At the same time, consumers have pushed the system in contradictory directions because they want sharply different benefits from it. Throughout the history of American education, some consumers have demanded greater access to school in order to climb the social ladder while others have demanded greater advantage from school in order to protect themselves from these same social climbers. Obligingly, the school system has let us have it both ways, providing access and advantage, promoting equality and inequality.”
  • In the struggle between should versus want, some people have figured out something crucial – want never goes away

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    • The Truth: Procrastination is fueled by weakness in the face of impulse and a failure to think about thinking.
    • The researchers had a hunch people would go for the junk food first, but plan healthy meals in the future.
    • you tend to have time-inconsistent preferences.
    • present bias
    • ou can try to fight it back. You can buy a daily planner and a to-do list application for your phone. You can write yourself notes and fill out schedules. You can become a productivity junkie surrounded by instruments to make life more efficient, but these tools alone will not help, because the problem isn’t you are a bad manager of your time – you are a bad tactician in the war inside your brain.
    • What started as an experiment about delayed gratification has now, decades later, yielded a far more interesting set of revelations about metacognition – thinking about thinking.
    • grasp of how to trick themselves into doing what was best for them.
    • In the struggle between should versus want, some people have figured out something crucial – want never goes away
    • Procrastination is all about choosing want over should because you don’t have a plan for those times when you can expect to be tempted.

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Bookmarked: Educational Leadership Weekly (weekly)

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Education Links Bookmarked (weekly)

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