TEACHER, AUTHOR, EDUblogger "I want to (read and) write books that unblock the traffic jam in everyone's mind." ~J. Updike
What do you think school is for? No, really! This is a very valid question! If you have never thought about the answer, may I suggest that now, more than ever, is the right time to do so?
Seth Godin: “Grades are an illusion. What is school for? Until we can agree on what school is for we are not going to get the results we need.”
Seth Godin gives an eye-opening talk regarding grades, testing and #2 pencils. His ideas are so mind-blowing and controversial that I created a TED Ed Flipped lesson so that effective conversation on the issue can begin to happen. Ideas worth spreading. They sure are!
You can watch the Ted Talk below. May I encourage you to please click this Flipped Discussion Lesson Link.
Watch. Think. Dig Deeper. Discuss. And Finally……..
Please visit Award winning author Seth Grodin @ his blog : http://www.sethgodin.com/sg/
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I am an Educator, Award Winning Christian Author, Freelance Writer & Blogger,Youth mentor, Bible Teacher, and TREK AWANA director. Teaching provides an opportunity for me to engage in continual learning and growth on many levels. I work for my students not only to master the course material but to give them the indispensable advantage of having a growth mindset. This mindset has been stripped from many of our students; yet this is the undisputed secret ingredient for their success in the world outside of my classroom. I strive to be a globally connected educator. With my #LatinoEd #Edublog I seek (as J. Updike says) "to unblock the traffic jam" in the minds of my students and peers. In this way, long after they have left my classroom and they encounter a world that will try (and many times succeed) in knocking them down and telling them they "can't," they will bounce right back up, and with an intrinsic confidence say, "Watch me. Watch me make a difference!" It is then I will feel that I too have made a difference.