Monday, April 7, 2014

Educational Buzzwords...C: "Can Skateboarding Save Our Schools?"

C: "Can Skateboarding Save Our Schools?"

Anybody who knows me knows how much I absolutely love this video it touches on my personal philosophy as a human-being and as a teacher...we have to be willing to learn even when we fail.

I think this video speaks for itself, but here are some highlights...

What a learning experience in skateboarding is all's different than at most schools...
1] Failure is normal.
2] Nobody knows ahead of time how long it takes anyone to learn anything.
3] Work your ass off until you figure it out.
4] Learning is NOT fun.
5] [It is] FLOW...finding 'Goldielocks challenges'.
6] No grades.
7] No cheating.
8] No teacher.
9] Real-time meaningful feedback.

And, Dr. Tae is right...we haven't done a very good job of looking outside of schools to look at how broad the spectrum of learning really is.

Oh, and skateboarding is friggin' cool!

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