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Jonathan Becker

Watch Out! Factory 2.0 Is Coming To A School Near You - 0 views

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    "Of course, I am little disappointed that the students aren't all actually reading Plato. But I'm also impressed with their ability to find and use the content they need, just when they need it. It is still pretty early in the semester so they haven't yet realized that spewing facts does nothing to improve their overall grade. Soon, they will be confused to discover that I don't assess according to one's ability to retain information. It will take them a while to adjust, most have over a decade of schooling that has systematically conditioned them to believe in the value of isolated proofs."
David Croteau

Why I Hate School But Love Education||Spoken Word - YouTube - 2 views

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    Suli Breaks critique of schooling.
Jonathan Becker

A School That Ditches All the Rules, But Not the Rigor | MindShift - 1 views

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    "We would much rather define rigor as the pursuit of solving a really difficult task that you care about solving. And that persistence can be taught in that way as opposed to, "Yeah, let's teach kids persistence by having them do this thing that they couldn't care less about, but it's really hard and just if you can survive it, that's persistence.""
Tom Woodward

How Students Lead the Learning Experience at Democratic Schools | MindShift - 0 views

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    "The most significant responsibility at the school is that "you are responsible for what you make of your life," McCaig says. To graduate, students write and defend a thesis that they have "prepared themselves to become effective adults in the larger community."

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