I stumbled upon a video today in a blog post written by Jeff VanDrimmelen. Whenever I see one of these videos I wonder if teachers are just simply out of touch with how people learn, or if it just simply takes too much time, or is it just too hard to provide 100 students with a rich learning experience that meets their needs and desire. I can’t figure it out. Instead of reinventing teaching to meet the needs of our kids we spend so much time trying to improve textbook learning. It’s like puttting a DVD player and a laptop in a Model T Ford — it doesn’t improve it’s performance, it just makes people feel better while puttering around in a vehicle that won’t get you to success any faster than before it was “upgraded.”
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There is a high quality download of the video available.