Pictures might be worth a thousand words, but words are worth a hundred billion neurons. In this excellent talk, cognitive scientist Lera Boroditsky lasers in on how language–the magic of forcing air from our bodies in a way that conjures thoughts in others–doesn’t just communicate predetermined ideas. Language itself shapes the mind. Watch, listen, and permit your brain to be shaped. Then ask yourself what this means for ever syllable uttered in your classroom.
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