3: Screwing Up Is Part of the Program

by Max Leibman


A college writing center. The work of business guru Tom Peters. Socks from an art gallery in Florida. 

What do these have in common? All appear in Priority’s first foray into the wild world of education and (more generally) learning!

Max (not an educator) almost starts a humanities-versus-science fight, but manages to swerve just in time. He asserts that learning is done best in pursuit of passions and within the context of projects, and Caitie (who is an educator) agrees. They discuss how education is highly personal and—again—requires a lot of verbs. 

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Links:

Writing Center | Wikipedia

Re-Imagine! Business Excellence in a Disruptive Age by Tom Peters | Amazon

“Education for the 3rd Millennium 09.16.04” by Tom Peters | PowerPoint Deck
(A good summary of Peters on education, if you can't wait for a copy of Re-Imagine!)

The Progress of Experiment: Science and Therapeutic Reform in the United States, 1900-1990 by Harry M. Marks | Amazon

Literacy | Wikipedia

Technical Writing | Wikipedia

Autodidacticism | Wikipedia

“A Critique of Pure Tutoring” by Linda K. Shamoon & Deborah H. Burns | Peer Reviewed Journal Article 

“Minimalist Tutoring” by Jeff Brooks | Writing Lab Newsletter

Mavis Beacon Teaches Typing | Official Site

Strengths Finder 2.0 | Amazon / Official Site

The Secret (2006 film) | Wikipedia

The Secret (book) | Wikipedia

FranklinCovey | Wikipedia

Self-help | Wikipedia

False Start | Wikipedia

“The 2012 Oscar Nominees as Children’s Theatre: Part One” | CollegeHumor.com
(The origin of Caitie’s offhand “We solved racism?” quip.)

Standards-based education reform in the United States | Wikipedia

No Child Left Behind Act | Wikipedia

Priority No. 2: “[verb] the One You’re With” | Podcast Episode