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Posted on: May 25, 2019

The first time I was formally taught to use “body language“ was probably when I was learning to be a teacher. I wish I had this expert to debunk body language, or more accurately, non-verbals).

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Even though the expert debunked misconceptions about detecting lies and social blocking, this did not discount non-verbals. He pointed out that we can have poker faces but we cannot have a poker bodies. We cannot help but communicate non-verbally.

The content of the next video was new to me. I did not know that there was a type of concrete that was infused with bacteria.

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If the concrete cracked and water seeped in, this would activate the bacteria which would synthesize material that would repair the crack.

Such a technology was possible by crossing different disciplinary silos: Microbiology, chemistry, engineering, mathematics, architecture, design, etc. We cannot claim to have any sort of innovative teaching if content and skills are taught in silos.

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