If we insist on lectures being the way they’ve always been, which is a one-way recitation, then let’s simply have students watch best-in-class recordings instead of the wasteful act of recreating them live, every time. But if we’re going to do it live, then let’s actually do it live.

Seth Godin, Break the lecture
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Elf is one of the first Christmas movies to make its way onto my TV every December. It’s one of my favorites, and it is on while we put up the tree every year.

This trailer made me get creeped out by Buddy the Elf, and I might never look at him the same way again.

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I am a big fan of Rosemary Orchard, I was very excited to hear about her new productivity podcast called Nested Folders. While I don’t know how I feel about her co-host yet, I am very glad to hear more about how Rose works.

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This post is from more than a decade ago. However, as the school year starts and emails are flying into my school inbox, it is as relevant as ever.

Read this article and learn how to be better at email, everyone you work with will appreciate it:

Writing Sensible Email Messages- 43 Folders

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The iPhone could be an incredible tool, but most people use their phone as a life-shortening distraction device.

Coach Tony
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There is a (misattributed) Mark Twain quote that is used in productivity circles that goes like this:

If the first thing you do each morning is to eat a live frog, you can go through the day with the satisfaction of knowing that that is probably the worst thing that is going to happen to you all day long.

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Seth Godin is a prolific author in the marketing/business world. I have always enjoyed listening to interviews with him and have several of his audiobooks. I can’t believe that I have not been reading his blog.

He posts every day (holy crap!) and yesterday’s post about cognitive load was a nice prompt to initiate some reflection.

Cognitive Load Is Real- Seth Godin