Saturday, May 22, 2021

Mastery / Competency Learning

MASTERY by Robert Greene | Animated Core Message - YouTube

Amazon.com: Mastery (8601422197709): Greene, Robert: Books


Book Club: My Top 5 Takeaways from Mastery by Robert Greene - YouTube

Mastery by Robert Greene Summary & Key Lessons - Nat Eliason


Khan Academy view of mastery learning (video) | Khan Academy


Mastery learning – Instructional strategy and educational philosophy

Mastery learning maintains that students must achieve a level of mastery (e.g., 90% on a knowledge test) in prerequisite knowledge before moving forward to learn subsequent information.



Competency-based learning - Wikipedia

focuses on outcomes and real-world performance
Key concepts that make up the competency-based education framework include demonstrated mastery of a competency, meaningful types of assessment, individualized support for students, and the creation and application of knowledge


Mastery Transcript Consortium – Working consortium of public and private secondary schools


Learning management system – Software system that serves the delivery of learning content and the organisation of learning processes


Saturday, May 8, 2021

book: Predictably Irrational

excellent book about Behavioral economics

Predictably Irrational, Revised and Expanded Edition: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions: Ariely, Dr. Dan: 9780061353246: Amazon.com: Books


Predictably Irrational - Wikipedia

Predictably Irrational: The Hidden Forces That Shape Our Decisions is a 2008 book by Dan Ariely, in which he challenges readers' assumptions about making decisions based on rational thought. Ariely explains, "My goal, by the end of this book, is to help you fundamentally rethink what makes you and the people around you tick. I hope to lead you there by presenting a wide range of scientific experiments, findings, and anecdotes that are in many cases quite amusing. Once you see how systematic certain mistakes are—how we repeat them again and again—I think you will begin to learn how to avoid some of them".


author's web site:

Dan Ariely


book summaries:

Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely: Summary and Notes - Dan Silvestre

"Predictably Irrational by Dan Ariely explores the hidden forces that shape our decisions. Ariely proves that humans are not only irrational but predictably irrational. In other words: our irrationality happens again and again. A great book to improve your decision making so you can change the way you live for the better."


Predictably Irrational - The Hidden Forces that Shape Our Decisions [Speed Summary] - Brand Genetics


related book: 

Thinking, Fast and Slow - Wikipedia

In 2002, psychologist Daniel Kahneman and economist Vernon L. Smith were awarded the Nobel Memorial Prize in Economic Sciences. Kahneman was awarded the prize "for having integrated insights from psychological research into economic science, especially concerning human judgment and decision-making under uncertainty"


Saturday, May 1, 2021

book: Daily Stoic

Daily Stoic | Stoic Wisdom For Everyday Life

Amazon.com: The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living: Featuring new translations of Seneca, Epictetus, and Marcus Aurelius eBook: Holiday, Ryan, Hanselman, Stephen: Kindle Store


Stoicism Explained In 3 Minutes - YouTube

"The chief task of the "philosopher" (love of wisdom)
is to determine what is up to as and what's not up to us"

Definition of stoicism: we don't control what happens to us
but we can control how we respond to what happens to us.

Everything that happens is an opportunity to respond with "4 virtues"

  • Courage (bravery, endurance, fortitude) 
  • Justice (fairness, good conduct)
  • Temperance (self discipline, right amount, obtain from things that don't matter)
  • Wisdom (study, life-long education jurney)
"It's not what happens, it's how you respond to what happens"

"What stands in the way becomes a way"

"Practice, be your best self"

"it is not what one says, it is what one does"



Saturday, April 24, 2021

"Man in the Arena" Speech by Theodore Roosevelt

MAN IN THE ARENA | Elon Musk - YouTube

Narrated by Lex Friedman (AI researcher working on autonomous vehicles, human-robot interaction, and machine learning at MIT and beyond)

Playing Guitar in a Self-Driving Car - YouTube


Man in the Arena Speech by Theodore Roosevelt with Audio, Read by John F. Kennedy - YouTube


Citizenship in a Republic - Wikipedia

Citizenship in a Republic is the title of a speech given by Theodore Roosevelt, former President of the United States, at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, on April 23, 1910.[1]

One notable passage from the speech is referred to as "The Man in the Arena":[2][3]

It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.

Someone who is heavily involved in a situation that requires courage, skill, or tenacity (as opposed to someone sitting on the sidelines and watching), is sometimes referred to as "the man in the arena".


Citizenship in a Republic: The Man in the Arena - Theodore Roosevelt @ LeadershipNow