Thank you, Karl Fisch
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
- What impacted me the most throughout the entire semester was the
seven-minute clip we watched last week called Did You Know?
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?"
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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In his final years, Martin Luther King, Jr. become increasingly focused on the problem of poverty in America.
- Despite being widely known for his leadership role in the American civil rights movement, Martin Luther King, Jr. also played a central role in organizing the Poor People's Campaign of 1968.
- The campaign was one of the first to demand a guaranteed income for all poor families in America.
- Today, the idea of a universal basic income is increasingly popular, and King's arguments in support of the policy still make a good case some 50 years later.
A completely unexpected discovery beneath the ice.
- Scientists find remains of a tardigrade and crustaceans in a deep, frozen Antarctic lake.
- The creatures' origin is unknown, and further study is ongoing.
- Biology speaks up about Antarctica's history.
For Damien Echols, tattoos are part of his existential armor.
- In prison Damien Echols was known by his number SK931, not his name, and had his hair sheared off. Stripped of his identity, the only thing he had left was his skin.
- This is why he began tattooing things that are meaningful to him — to carry a "suit of armor" made up the images of the people and objects that have significance to him, from his friends to talismans.
- Echols believes that all places are imbued with divinity: "If you interact with New York City as if there's an intelligence behind... then it will behave towards you the same way."
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