A small selection of important things.
Scarcity and Abundance in Our Schools – Jerry Michalski
Dumbing Us Down: The Hidden Curriculum of Compulsory Schooling – John Taylor Gatto
On The Brain
Buddha’s Brain: The Practical Neuroscience of Happiness, Love, and Wisdom – Rick Hansen
The Brain That Changes Itself: Stories of Personal Triumph from the Frontiers of Brain Science – Norman Doidge
Why Does Anyone Have Children? – Lisa Belkin
This was posted January 7, 2010 and two years later is still accumulating responses. 383 comments left to date, mostly people giving their personal reasons for or against children. Nice sampling of thoughts on something that you actually can’t pin down.
Emotional Design: Why We Love (or Hate) Everyday Things – Don Norman
The Value of Doodling – Sunni Brown
A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design – Bret Victor