“I’m not dumb. I just have a command of thoroughly useless information.”
~ Bill Watterson
No one wants advice, only collaboration.
~ John Steinbeck(1902 – 1968)
Well this blog is kind of morphing into a place for sharing ideas that will hopefully guide our WiredWednesday conversations. It wasn’t the vision and it needs more time, but i just don’t have it right now. I do want to share this though as it is one of the more powerful things i have seen recently:
Some parts i really found provocative:
- schools exist as a place to send kids while grown ups work
- a teacher whose students don’t learn will not get fired; but one that allows their students to run around the city would.
- what will be the mark of a good teacher in 2050
- building intellectual alloys
- basic building blocks of Education in the 21st century
- participatory, personalize, post-national
- two million minutes
- average writing assignment: a paragraph to one page and length
- brain research in 2050
- if email is outdated; where does that put books and writing
- choosing which form is more/most appropriate?
- exactly what Bill and i were promoting with our PBL initiative
- lifelong vs. k-12
- long term problems within a “short-term” game (politics)
- Knowledge is of two kinds. We know a subject ourselves, or we know where we can find information on it.
– Samuel Johnson (1709 – 1784), quoted in Boswell’s Life of Johnson
It is another long one; it is (in my humble opinion) very worth it.
thanks to “the bad Mark” for sharing this with me.
““Winners don’t wait for chances, they take them”
– quote from: motivational extreme sports posters
disclaimer: this is an odd post and unlike any others in here, however i found this video really powerful and wanted to share it here.
I love extreme sports; i always have. Skiing, kite surfing, mountain biking, sky diving, bungee jumping or anything that could get more adrenaline pumping through my system has always been for me. This video (and i am sure my entry into ParentHood), really made me consider some of the risks that i have taken in my life and the continued pushing of the collective envelope in all extreme sports.
More “Mysteries of the Mind” can be found here.