A space to reflect on my readings and musings, scattered and rescattered


Rethinking Classroom Learning

People keep finding this video I made with a friend on media and education. Thought it was time to make it public for those who don't actually stalk me on Google like my Grandma does. This video shares the spirit of a video I have linked to before called A Vision of Students Today. Ours didn't get as many hits. Sorry, Brian...we're only up to 89 views on YouTube. Today I'm thinking deeply about how education should look in today's society and wanted to share this out, because it holds many of my thoughts on learning and literacy in the 21st Century.

Also, I just reread this important quotation and wanted to reflect on it again:
"Today's [student] is bewildered when [s]he enters the 19th century environment that still characterizes the educational establishment where information is scarce but ordered and structured by fragmented, classified patterns subjects, and schedules." --Marshall McLuhan

I'm doing my best to make my classroom into a place where "real" learning happens but the structures I have to work within make this a daily, minute-by-minute challenge. How do we make learning relevant yet live within the structures of schooling we're currently stuck with?


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