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  1. Apr 2021
  2. Feb 2021
    1. A freemium model is sometimes used to build a consumer base when the marginal cost of producing extra units is low.
  3. Aug 2020
    1. (bell hooks  1990, p. 149-150).

      I don't mean to trivialize this, but I can resist thinking of this scene in The Big Lebowski

      Careful, there's a beverage here man.

      It seems everyone in this movie could define themselves as 'marginal' or marginalized. Margin and center are spatial. Without one you could not have the other. One person's margin is another's center. Where does this leave us?

  4. May 2020
  5. Sep 2018
  6. Apr 2018
    1. an effective marginal cost of zero

      This aspect of information goods is oft quoted as a distinguishing feature whose existence supports a radically different approach from previous publishing methods.

      It's true that the marginal cost is dramatically decreased with digital publishing. But there's a big difference between "closer to zero than before" and actually zero. The marginal cost of digital information goods is not actually zero. That people are willing to trade their privacy in exchange for someone else bearing the costs of managing information is one piece of evidence of this.

  7. Oct 2017
    1. described voice as the process of giving an account of oneself, one’s experiences, one’s perspectives, for the purpose of changing the hearts and minds of others.

      I wonder, must voice be used to change the hearts and minds of others? Is there not power and value in a voice for naming, articulating, and potentially affirming things for oneself?

  8. Feb 2017
    1. The most important justification for progressive tax rates is the idea of marginal utility.

      Utility is subjective and personal.

  9. Oct 2016
    1. Wobble occurs routinely in the classroom when something unexpected emerge

      A daily, weekly, and yearly occurrence in every classroom given the shifting students.

    2. taking a culturally proactive stance toward your practice and seeing yourself as a writer, a curator of curriculum, and so on

      and a developer of human beings. Tis' important to remember how much this rubs off on others even if the intention is not so.

    3. collaborate with colleagues who provide moral support and at the same time challenge our thinking

      YES!!! Again, great resource for open observation and feedback: http://robertkaplinsky.com/observeme/

    4. not about an endpoint; it is a framework to help acknowledge how one’s practice changes over time and requires constant adaptation

      Just like our students, it seems when they see this they begin to adopt similar viewpoints and practices

    5. reflect on areas in which they wobble with the intent of attaining flow

      A great testimony to reflective practice. It seems some of the very best educators understand this concept at its core.

    6. a lifelong practice, and one never quite arrives at a perpetual state of flow.

      Very well put, I'm adopting this specific language to my practice as this is how I view it. Thanks for putting it in such eloquent words for me!

    7. To progress in yoga, practitioners learn to hold familiar poses for extended periods of time and to gradually add more difficult poses to their repertoire

      In addition to new poses that combine their previous knowledge and expertise, seems to be quite the connection with teaching

    8. we don’t view them as liabilities, but as challenges that can further our pro-fessional growth.

      Growth mindsets vs fixed mindsets, this is what teaching is all about - learning at the core. Brought to mind this observation movement I ran across recently: http://robertkaplinsky.com/observeme/