#EdWeekendRead or how to relieve frustrations

We love Social Networking. Every day we explore, discover and share with thousands of people around the world what we read, write, photograph, draw or receive from others who share. It’s a crazy process that must be controlled and which sometimes creates anxiety and frustration.

In my case I mean the frustration that causes me the lack of time to read all the interesting stuff that goes through my screen. Mainly I am talking about texts I find on Twitter (and to a lesser extent on LinkedIn or Facebook) and which, due to their length or to the inadequacy of the moment, I store for a better opportunity. But this opportunity often never arrives, and that’s when frustration appears.

If weekends are supposed to be for resting, they are also a good time (in my case) to enjoy some of those accumulated readings. And while I was thinking about it, I came up with the idea to use the hashtag #WeekendRead to identify those texts that, after a cross-reading, I find that deserve more time to be enjoyed. Of course the hashtag is already in use, and includes all kinds of readings. But … why do I do this reflection?

Perhaps this strategy can also help you, it has worked for me, but beyond how useful my reflection can be, this post is the announcement of an initiative to facilitate the management of shared content.

As you all know, Elesapiens has its communication focus in Education and the Transmission of Knowledge. Well, with the hashtag


we start sharing through our social networks those texts that, by its length and content, we consider worth reading and which deserve to be enjoyed calmly. Texts of all kinds: analysis, opinions, inspiring stories … whatever.

The only request is that texts are related to education and are meant to be read quietly (a rather subjective matter, we know).

On our part, in this post we begin our written selection for anyone who enjoys reading in their spare time . How about you? Have you got any proposals for a #EdWeekendRead?

Here goes the first one: An inspirational post from Steve Silverman I read recently, although it was published in 2011:

What’s the Most Important Lesson You Learned from a Teacher?  – #EdWeekendRead

A compilation of stories and personal experiences between students and teachers, and reported by researchers, journalists, critics and writers associated to science. A very well-written text that we are sure will inspire many teachers at this time when the new course is starting.

I hope you enjoy this first #EdWeekendRead and we look forward to your sharing proposals.


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