Chapter 1: Anything Is Possible: So Why Do Our Classrooms Have So Many Limits? Next Chapter
Chapter 1: Anything Is Possible: So Why Do Our Classrooms Have So Many Limits?
THE WHOLE POINT OF FORMAL EDUCATION IS TO PREPARE FOR OTHER TIMES AND OTHER PLACES, NOT JUST TO GET BETTER IN THE CLASSROOM. WHAT WE LEARN TODAY IS NOT FOR TODAY BUT FOR THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW. SOMETIMES THE DAY AFTER TOMORROW IS PRETTY MUCH THE SAME AS TODAY, BUT IT VERY OFTEN ISN'T.
I now sit on an airplane with my laptop connected to airline-friendly high speed Internet. From a tiny chair thousands of feet in the air, I'm tweeting casually with colleagues in South Carolina, Indonesia, and Philadelphia while watching the latest viral video on YouTube.
Through a ...