Today was an average fishbowling day. Smith first talked about our TED Talk blogging. She said that many people are still being very superficial when writing about the TED talks. In order to get better than a 70% you have to think deeply and make broad connections to yourself and education (Blogging Expectations). We then began our second A Whole New Mind fishbowl on the chapter "Design". We considered (among other things) the effect of the environment around us on our learning, whether more aesthetically pleasing environments are distracting or increase learning, whether grades or learning itself are the ultimate goal, and creativity in education. You can review the fishbowl here. If you were absent be sure to make up th fishbowl.