Sometimes, he reblogs a post about education.

Go here. Watch the video. Think about it.

Even if you’re not a teacher or a parent or a kid… watch the video and think about what it says about what school is for — and what it should be for.


About Thomas Weaver

I’m a writer and editor who got into professional editing almost by accident years ago when a friend from university needed someone to copyedit his screenplay about giant stompy robots (mecha). Having discovered that I greatly enjoy this kind of work, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use ever since as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom. I'm physically disabled, and for the past several years, I’ve lived with my smugly good-looking twin Paul, who writes military science fiction and refuses to talk about his military service because he can’t. Sometimes Paul and I collaborate on stories, and sometimes I just edit whatever he writes. It's worked out rather well so far. My list of non-writing-related jobs from the past includes librarian, art model, high school teacher, science lab gofer… Although I have no spouse or offspring to tell you about, I do have six cats. (The preferred term is "Insane Cat Gentleman.") I currently spend my time blogging, reading, editing, and fending off cats who like my desk better than my twin’s.
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2 Responses to Sometimes, he reblogs a post about education.

  1. Watched the video. I encourage others to do so.

    As a parent, it really makes me think. Having DH watch it, too.

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  2. I watched the video and found it somewhat interesting. Seth Godin is a marketer, not a teacher, so I recommend taking what he says lightly. He has some good ideas, but they need a little work.
    I taught mathematics for twenty-one years at a large urban high school in Fresno, Ca. For most of those years, I mentored and coached other teachers. For eight of those years, I visited other high schools as part of accreditation teams for the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. I have been in hundreds of classrooms watching hundreds of teachers teach. This is what I observed in 99% of the classrooms: Students mold a class in their own image and train their teachers to fit the mold. Students are so good at it, most teachers are unaware of it happening.
    I have heard many students clamor for the very recommendations that Seth Godin advocates, but it takes a strong-willed teacher to actually give students what they want because students will resist it. Kids are funny–they crack me up.


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