As I shared in my last post change was going to keep coming into my classroom as I have decided to move away from lecturing as much as possible. In order to prepare for the lesson I had told them to log in onto their MindMeister.com accounts (which we had used together as a class before) and create a map and figure out how to share it with their group members. Those who did so were ready to begin their projects today but I heard a lot of whining from those who had not done it. This was my favorite: "You didn't teach us how to share the map." I told him the point of the assignment was for them to figure it out ( they simply had to click the really big 'share map' button and follow the simple directions) I told him he should have done it himself, and he argued but how can we do it if you don't teach it to us??? The whole idea that I was expecting him to think on his own seemed totally unfair to him. May I suggest that the unfairness lies in that we have taught him too much? Everything has been a passive receiving of information and the results? A 16yr old that cannot figure out how to share the map.... well he's in for a wake up call because at least for this week he's in charge of his learning.
Too many people do not have a clear idea about what is a Scooter; and much less than there is a sport based on it. Besides, it is a sport that has evolved a lot from its beginning, but if you do not know too much about the sport is hard to see it as more than a kid game.However, this sport is more than just kids and young people making scooter tricks in a square; scootering is a kind of culture and a lifestyle that has more than 20 years growing to become what it is today.For this reason, we…See More