So today in class we talked about the longevity study as found in O magazine. I always find it interesting when there is such a huge departure from what we think is common wisdom on a subject, especially on a study that was conducted for such a long period of time (you'd think it would have a great deal of credibility considering that it has taken place over a long period of time). I think this is a good example of a feature article that is interesting and informative; not necessarily earth shattering but entertaining.
Another thing I read yesterday was about how a certain class of Vancouver grade 12 kids felt about school. Specifically what they remembered from their grade 6 school year and what they thought was important to them(not one thing they listed when asked was academic) . They also voiced their opinion on the infusion of technology into their learning. Their answers were somewhat surprising to me about that, and in a way weren't surprising at all. Read on by linking to the blog here: http://cultureofyes.ca/2011/02/23/kids-report-school-is-just-fine-sort-of/
Become part of the discussion by answering one, some or all of the questions below:
What do you remember about grade 6?
What is your opinion about changes to the way you learn / I teach?
What is your take on what these students have to say?