Gossip

Really enjoyed Doubt. This parable definitely going to be reused with students.

“A woman was gossiping with a friend about a man she hardly knew— I know none of you have ever done this—that night she had a dream. A great hand appeared over her and pointed down at her.

Negative Suggestion and the learning tightrope

Negative suggestion is pretty common. “Try not to fall off”, “Don’t push that button” are both examples. The problem is it seems to have pretty standard effects too. You fall off. You end up pushing that button. The suggestion to a person not to do something results in increasing the likelihood that the person will actually do it.…

Chatbots arguing

Artificial Intelligence: Childish, silly, and quite like an old couple.

Looking forward to them introducing this sort of technology to local council switchboards.