Tuesday, May 21, 2013

TftD #19

Everyone is a genius.  But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing it's stupid.

--Albert Einstein

Friday, May 17, 2013

PBS Superheroes Save The Future!

Who will save humanity from "...brain-shrinking reality TV and watch the world...LEARN!"?

It's the "PBS Avengers" - Carl Sagan, Mister Rogers, Bill Nye (the Science Guy), and Bob Ross!

We should only be so lucky....

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

TftD #18

As children get older, schools progressively focus more and more above the waist… above the neck… slightly to one side.

--Sir Ken Robinson

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

TftD #17

Our children grow up in a culture permeated with the idea that there are "smart people" and "dumb people". The social construction of the individual is as a bundle of aptitudes. There are people who are "good at math" and people who "can't do math". Everything is set up for children to attribute their first unsuccessful or unpleasant learning experiences to their own disabilities. ... Within this framework children will define themselves in terms of their limitations, and this definition will be consolidated throughout their lives. Only rarely does some exceptional event lead people to reorganize their intellectual self-image in such a way as to open up new perspectives on what is learnable. 

-- Seymour Papert: Mindstorms (pg 43)