Thursday, October 18, 2012

sam chaltain - tedxyouth

what it means to be free

freedom is such a loaded word..

what does it exist primarily to provide..

freedom from what.
freedom to what.

we are in the midst of defining what it means to be free - for teachers and students

there is no way to measure the effectiveness of a teacher.

in the past was complete freedom and pure art
today completely structured and all science

dewey -
purpose of public ed is helping people understand what it means to be free
what it means to be free is helping young people to develop capacity to exercise self-control in finding and fulfilling their own unique purpose in life

ideal model is both freedom and structure, both science and art

fractals - yay.

freedom is best unleashed through simple shared structures not unbounded prairies