Now You See It: How the Brain Science of Attention Will Transform The Way We Live, Work, and Learn by Cathy Davidson
Boredom is a terrible thing. Daily, ongoing goal setting and inspired teachers trained to ask the right questions and facilitate learning are crucial in today’s classroom. Long term goal planning is a joke. It looks impressive but is mostly meaningless. Teach like proud Grandmothers and less like bottom-line obsessed middle managers.
Use kids now
Should students reach a certain chronological age to become “productive” members of society? Teachers need to create curriculum that engages students to change the world, now. Classrooms need to allow students to engage their inquisitive nature. Students will pursue positive change. Challenged based learning incorporates tomorrow’s skill sets.
The workplace has changed forever
Why are we teaching in classrooms designed for the 19th century? Today’s workforce needs collaborators,connectors, contextual thinkers and synthesizers. We need as teacher to let children learn empathy. Amend curriculum so that students learn 21st century skills.
Twitter really rocks!
Technology has changed schools in ways that school administrators could never have predicted. As a teacher, I need to develop a digital mission statement that respects students’ need for stimulation. Kids love technology simply for it connects them to what interests them.
Oldsters love technology for it helps to stay meaningfully engaged. ” Don’t retire, rewire…Don’t’ retreat, Retweet!” This will be my mantra as I age. Social networks, such as Twitter, lessen the effects of depression and results in longer life spans.
Living Buddha, Living Christ by Thich Nhat Hanh