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

For several years, I’ve been putting my uncanny knack for grammar and punctuation, along with an eclectic mental collection of facts, to good use as a Wielder of the Red Pen of Doom (editor). I'm physically disabled, and I currently live 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 eight cats. 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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