Tag: education

Graduating Class – The New Yorker – 30 May 2016

Today I saw the cover of the 30 May 2016 edition of The New Yorker, which was designed by artist R. Kikuo Johnson, and it really hit home for me. The illustration depicts the graduating class of 2016 walking out of their commencement ceremony whilst a member of the 2015 graduating class is working as …

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Fortune cookie wisdom part V

If you look back at the previous four parts (1, 2, 3, and 4) of my somewhat lame series on the Confucian wisdom of fortune cookies, you may notice that there is generally a good mix of funny ones and serious ones (which fits nicely with the whole “affinity of intelligence and absurdity” motto ;)). …

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Honesty – Pass it On video about classroom cheating

Recently, I saw an advertisement on television regarding honesty. It was presented by the Foundation for a Better Life, and takes place in a classroom. It depicts students taking a test, and one boy–glancing around the room to ensure that the teacher isn’t watching–tries to get some answers from a neighbouring boy. The latter finally …

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