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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