Monday, January 26, 2015


Video - Sir Ken Robinson: "Changing Education Paradigms"
Reading - Malcolm X: "Learning to Read"
- funneling (paragraph, sentence, word)

Then, generate 5 thoughtful questions: (you can add this to the bottom of your notes about the Robinson video)
- 1 about "big ideas" or connections to Frederick Douglass or the Ken Robinson video
- 1 about specific language or style choice (like our "Why Styrofoam?" or "why stratagems?" questions from last week

HW: Generate a list of 15 school or local community issues you would be interested in researching or solving.

Takeaways from the video:
The American education system teaches in an antiquated way. Schools teach laterally or convergently instead of divergently, which is a way of thinking that promotes creativity by accepting innovative answers to old questions. Drugs like Ritalin and Adderall are falsely prescribed, when oftentimes children are simply adapting to all the sensory overload in the 21st century. Building a generation of geniuses to lead the new century has to start with educational reform.

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