"Literacy is my 2nd hour class"
It was about the 50th time I heard a student say; “Why are we writing? This is science not literacy.” or “Why are we doing math, this is science?” They really did not understand. They did not see the connection between these different content areas and the skills they represent. Was it their fault? Were they just being lazy? In my opinion, the answer is no. It is our fault. We are just being lazy. We have officially isolated our content areas into silos. It had become clear
Pop Quiz: Value vs. Value
Take this quick quiz. You should do fine. Which of the following is worth more? A. Diamonds B. The Mona Lisa C. Oxygen D. Water Do the research. You will find out that the obvious answer is: #1: The Mona Lisa is BY FAR worth the most. #2: Diamonds are easily in second place. Very expensive. #3. Water is cheap. Actually it is free in most countries. There is a lot of water. If you have to purchase it, say a bottle of water everyday for a year, it would be about $60
Higher Education? College is dead.
*** I need to start this blog off by saying that over the past three years I have talked with over 200 businesses, organizations, and community members and asked them "What do students need to learn in order to be successful in the real world?" The most common answer (by far): They need to know how to use technology. It is everywhere & it isn't going anywhere. I will discuss the other most common responses in a future post, but this is my story: Technology in Education: Dis