John Taylor Gatto http://www.johntaylorgatto.com/bookstore/index.htm
8.1% of all students in 2008 dropped out of High School #1 reason: School is boring and not relevant http://articles.cnn.com/2009-05-05/us/dropout.rate.study_1_dropouts-enrollment-graduations/2?_s=PM:US 1.2 million public US high school students drop out every year
Well, our autonomous cars have now been test-driven (or rather, test-ridden) for more than 200,000 mI can’t wait to take my mind off the bumper of the car in front of me. ----- Meeting Notes (5/17/12 02:46) -----paperclip
NASA created a test to check their scientists and engineers regarding lateral thinking. Aka out of the box thinking. Results of 1,600 children of ages 3 to 5 years where given 8 tests on divergent thinking. 98% scored in the creative genius categoryNASAtested his engineers and scientists whether they have divergent thinking. ----- Meeting Notes (5/17/12 02:46) -----stereotyping
These illustrations are taken from: Viktor Lowenfeld and W. Lambert Brittain. Creative and Mental Growth, 6th ed. 1970. Macmillan, NY. p. 109Jenn Taylor 2011
These illustrations are taken from: Viktor Lowenfeld and W. Lambert Brittain. Creative and Mental Growth, 6th ed. 1970. Macmillan, NY. p. 109http://people.goshen.edu/~marvinpb/11-13-01/Effects-of-Stereotypes.html
5 ideas to set a framework for the 21st century schooling
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Howard Thurman: Don't ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive. Schools based on Standardized Tests create standardized People ill equipped for the magical super changing world of creativity.
Side comment: You know! That a handful of dedicated Moms can close down every school!
5 Ideas for the 21st Century School
TEDx Creative Coast5 Ideas for the 21st Century SchoolLet Children Solve Real World Problemsby Mark Finnern
Skillpoint Alliance: Velocity Prep• 4-week summer program• Teams of 20 students form a consulting company;• Work with an actual client;• Create an innovative solution to a real-world problem;• Present their designs & solutions to the client;
Idea #2Let Children SelectWhich ProblemThey Want to Tackle!
Idea #3Wikipedia StyleTransparentProblem Solving