ToK Reader Helps

This for the Table of Contents page:

List of Interesting Readings for Knowledge Growth

And this is for the inside cover:

Six Locales for Gathering Knowledge

It would behoove you to print these out and tape them in the appropriate location.


Opinion | The Most Contrarian College in America – The New York Times

Frequently I think that ToK should resemble the description of St John’s in these two articles.

via Opinion | The Most Contrarian College in America – The New York Times

The most forward-thinking, future-proof college in America teaches every student the exact same stuff

For those walking today – 3.14

via Dear National Rifle Association: We Won’t Let You Win. From, Teenagers. – The New York Times

and this

America has failed its kids on guns

and if you want to think about it in relationship to what counts as knowledge and who gets to decide what is knowledge, there is this – which might offer a suggestion for another approach as to what can start to be done

Congress has quashed research on guns


Mindfulness, Compassion, and the Olympics

I came across these two articles today and immediately thought of what we have been doing in class. Though from really different perspectives, they overlap a great deal and both of them speak directly to your lives. Treat yourself to a few minutes dedicated to yourself – slow down long enough to read them and perhaps ponder them a bit. Enjoy.

How to manage stress like an Olympic biathlete

The promise of compassion for stressed out teens

np: Thomas Brinkmann “Walk with Me”