Saturday, October 23, 2010

race to nowhere?

With all the pressures and waiting for superman, here is another look at education. Watch the trailer... Race to Nowhere. The idea of course, is the question, why do we take all the fun out of learning? When learning is the most exciting thing about being a human being, we have created schools that are almost no fun at all.

Today in the woodshop, I continue work on my cherry wall cabinet, and will begin making the doors.

Toysmith, sent the following from Sir Ken Robinson, a truly profound view that is worth watching:

"We should be waking children up to what they have inside themselves." The Arts.

1 comment:

toysmith said...

Ouch- that looks like painful but necessary viewing.

Here's an interesting talk I came across that expresses some of the "how we got here" ideas in an engaging presentation:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zDZFcDGpL4U