Through the Education Lens

What Skateboarding Can Teach Us About Learning

CJ Westerberg, April 12, 2011 3:42 PM

"Teaching and learning should be cultural habits,
not just what happens
in school."
-Dr. Tae

Building a New Culture of Teaching and Learning
Video Below

How does our school culture inadvertently block a "culture of learning" in the U.S.?  Prepare for a bit of whiplash with this scathing video on the U.S. education system.

This dramatic "School Sucks" video (below) by Dr. Tae - skateboarder, videographer, teacher and scientist - takes on higher education, leadership, teaching, grading, math and science ed, the role of mentoring and other highly-charged topics in a fast moving twenty-seven minutes. Tae earned his Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Illinois and he can be found at the Physics of Skateboarding.

Let us know what you think.  Here's a peak excerpt from the video:

"Share what you know"

Will teachers, administrators and schools allow "non-academics" to tread on their turf?
To allow others outside their class walls to teach what they know?

Could not agree more.

-CJ Westerberg

Orig. Pub. The Daily Riff November 2010

VIdeo Below - Click on Arrow to Start Video

Video H/t Thomas Whitby - Building a New Culture of Teaching and Learning

Related posts by The Daily Riff:
Pushing Back on Mediocre Professors by Seth Godin
Cornell Professor Roars at Yawning Student

Dr. Tae — Building A New Culture Of Teaching And Learning from Dr. Tae on Vimeo.

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