As many of you are at the start of a project, or exploring some writing exercises, here’s a good thought to bear in mind about revision, from James Clear (I get his Thursday “3-2-1” newsletter):
Entrepreneur and computer scientist Arthur van Hoff on revision:
“Over the years, I’ve learned that the first idea you have is irrelevant. It’s just a catalyst for you to get started. Then you figure out what’s wrong with it and you go through phases of denial, panic, regret. And then you finally have a better idea and the second idea is always the important one.”Source: Founders at Work
Below the colored boxes you’ll find the European Bird of the week. (I think I have enough of them to see us through the semester. I can always get some more.)
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Bird of the week:
The tiny but mighty Wren!
You have Wrens on this continent too, but “everything is bigger in America” goes for Wrens too! The North Carolina Wren I sometimes have visiting here looks twice the size of the little Jenny Wren (as they are often nicknamed) in the Old World. I’ve also heard in Dutch the name “little John” and my granddad called them a “little butt”. (The official Dutch name translates as “Little King of Winter”.)
They may be tiny, but they are Nature’s own boom box. For their volume are startlingly loud! As an aspiring flute player, I am always amazed by how loud they can sing from such a tiny body; they sing as loud as I can play, and I do have quite a bit more lung volume. Their song is easy to recognize, because even if they all sing their individualized songs, it always ends in a rolling trrrrrril.
Do you have a bird photo to share? Head on over to your class’s Padlet and share!