Confusion Is Ignorance Leaving the Brain

Someone on Twitter passed along this great quote about students experiencing confusion in physics class:

Confusion is Ignorance Leaving the Brain.

(If you know who, please let me know so I can properly attribute it. Update: @jybuell first heard it from Kate Nowak (@k8nowak))

This quote really resonated with me. I’ve shared it with students who have expressed frustration with feeling confused as they are developing their understanding and refining their preconceptions. I made a note to make some posters featuring this quote, but my lack of design ability kept this task on the back burner. However, while browsing xkcd recently for Computer Science related comics, I found a couple of comics that fit this quote really well. I created a couple of posters that I will put up in class:

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