🗡️ Samurai Lessons, The Third Magic and Sunday Night Blues

Tom Barrett
4 min readJan 16

Welcome back, friends! It’s great to be back, and I’m excited to bring you another 50 issues of Dialogic Learning Weekly in 2023.

I know I’m not alone in feeling the buzz around ChatGPT and generative AI, And I have to say, I’m pretty proud of us — I think we were talking about these topics six months before the rest of the world caught on! But just in case you missed it, be sure to check out our June issues from last year for a deeper dive. See the link at the end of this issue.

With the rapid shift in the technological landscape, I believe it’s more important than ever for school leadership teams to be informed about AI tools. So, you can expect us to talk about it much more — get in touch if you need help.

And for those of you who are new here, welcome! We explore ideas and concepts related to learning, leadership, and innovation. I have a few readings that I think are worth your time this week, so be sure to check them out below.

As always, I love hearing from you, so don’t hesitate to reach out with any queries or feedback you might have. Let’s make this year a great one!

A vintage London street scene, St Paul’s Cathedral in background, angular light, long shadows, vector graphic, deep blacks, ocean colour pallete, clean lines, outstanding restrained illustration, digital screenprint
#299 Tom x Midjourney — prompt in the ALT text.


Perplexity Ask, a new search interface that uses OpenAI GPT 3.5 and Microsoft Bing to directly answer any question you ask. Inspired by OpenAI WebGPT, instead of displaying a list of links, we summarize the search results and include citations so that you can easily verify the accuracy of the information provided.

The forgetting curve: the science of how fast we forget [Ness Labs}

The forgetting curve should not be interpreted as a general graph that can be applied to everyone. Rather, it is an illustration of how we tend to rapidly forget the information we study if we don’t use it nor make any attempt to retain it.

Lessons From The Samurai: The Secret To Always Being At Your Best [Barking Up The Wrong Tree]

“Mind your mind; guard it…

Tom Barrett

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