Sunday, April 18, 2010

Book Review: "Think" by Michael R. LeGault

I would heartily recommend Think!: Why Crucial Decisions Can't Be Made in the Blink of an Eye for any professional educator.  It's written in Response to Blink: The Power of Thinking Without Thinking by Malcolm Gladwell. 

Having read both, I must say that I'm much more convinced by the former one.  It seems like the intuitive approach suggested by Gladwell is all too common in Western society today and is the cause of many problems.  While our instincts or gut feelings can reveal certain things to us, they are not the whole picture and problem solving skills and intellectual thoughts are often required, but these days these seem to be in short supply.  Anyway, check out the book for a bit of inspiration for teaching

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