It’s that time of the year again, summer is almost over and talk of education begins to filter into conversation as schools reopen. A perfect opportunity for Life Elsewhere to delve into the topic of learning. First up, Norman B chats with Rafe Esquith, who’s book Real Talk for Real Teachers,has just been released in paperback. Mr. Esquith, author of the New York Times bestselling, Teach Like Your Hair’s on Fire has 30 plus years of experience as a classroom teacher in Room 56 at Hobart Elementary School in Los Angeles. His knowledge and exemplary teaching skill is matched by his honest and often controversial pronouncements, such as, “Thomas Jefferson was wrong about something big!” This will be a thought-provoking interview, you won’t want to miss.
In the second half of the program, education emerges again as Norman B tackles a real-life conundrum. Recently, we sent out an email blast, promoting an upcoming edition of Life Elsewhere. Unfortunately, there was a glaring spelling mistake. No one saw it, until the moment the send button was hit. Even more peculiar, not one of our recipients made mention of the mistake. Was it hidden in plain sight, so obvious, no one saw it? How is it possible that a conspicuous spelling mistake could go unnoticed by so many eyes? To answer these questions and more, Christopher Chabris, co-author of The Invisible Gorilla will join the program. His book helps us understand why and how our brains miss the obvious. Norman B will ask Mr. Chabris what we can do to inoculate ourselves from everyday illusions, especially cringeworthy, spelling mistakes.