Why Escalators Bring out the Best in People: A curious connection between altitude and goodness is an article in Scientific American reporting on a number of studies that appear to make a connection between perceived, or actual, height and increased levels of kindness and cooperation.
Here’s an excerpt:
In a final study, participants watched film clips of scenes taken from an airplane above the clouds, or through the window of a passenger car. Participants who had watched the clip of flying up above the clouds were 50 percent more cooperative in a computer game than those who had watched the car ride down on the ground.
Except for a couple of maps and a list of Bloom’s Taxonomy sentence starters, I generally only have student-created work on my classroom’s walls. I wonder if I should get a photo of Sacramento from the air? It couldn’t hurt…