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Thank you, Karl Fisch

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This semester I taught the College’s School and Society class to our

preservice teachers. This foundations course acquaints students with the

historical, philosophical, sociological, and political aspects of K-12

education. I took the opportunity in our next-to-last class to talk about

educating elementary and secondary students for their future. In their end-of-course reflections, a

number of my students commented about Karl’s

video

:

  • What impacted me the most throughout the entire semester was the

seven-minute clip we watched last week called Did You Know?

  • I have looked at the Did You Know? PowerPoint presentation several
  • times, and I can not help but be amazed. I have showed it to many of my friends

    and everyone gives the same reaction. I keep asking myself as a math teacher,

    “How can I best prepare my students for their futures?”

  • I was so inspired by this video that I e-mailed it to
  • several friends and posted it on both my Facebook and MySpace pages.

    I also received a number of comments such as the following:

    • After [Scott’s December 5 lecture], I got into my friend’s car and

    couldn’t stop raving about the lecture I had just received. It was one of the

    best lectures I have ever been to in my college career.

    Bottom line: the message about ‘School 2.0’ resonates with future teachers.

    They use technology, they understand the potential. Let’s try not to let reality

    disappoint them too much as they enter the K-12 workforce?

    Thanks, Karl, for a wonderful resource for the rest of us. When

    I said we should be making resources that make a difference

    , this is exactly

    the kind of thing I meant.


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