“The definition of genius is taking the complex and making it simple.” -Albert Einstein
“If you can't explain it to a six-year-old, you probably don't understand it yourself.” -Albert Einstein
As people are being increasingly bombarded with more information than they can effectively process and suffer the effects of information overload, we need to discover the art of less. Get to the point. What we choose not to communicate is as important as what we do communicate.
The overabundance of low quality information is now being referred to as “data smog”. Data smog stops us from seeing what is truly important.
One of our most important skills as educators in the current era is the ability to identify the core of what our students need to understand and to communicate it as clearly and succinctly as possible.
If we are easy to understand, we will be more often understood.
“Simplicity carried to an extreme becomes elegance.” -Jon Franklin