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Summer 5- Why Re-invent the Classroom?

Posted on | July 22, 2012 | 1 Comment

As an educator I spend a lot of time trying to fashion together what I think is the perfect learning experience.

Like may educators I do get it wrong sometimes.

The problem that I confront is materials.

Textbook vs handouts.

YouTube vs DVD.

Experience vs today’s reality.

Honestly the challenges are great when it comes to creating a great learning environment.

And the pull to the easy road, the tried and true file folder of content is great.

But I have to say the BBC had done it again when it comes to creating an A+ media education tool.

The BBC College of Journalism!

This is the site I recommend and will be recommending to my students in September!

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One Response to “Summer 5- Why Re-invent the Classroom?”

  1. Elham
    July 22nd, 2012 @ 8:41 pm

    the only problem you have, which is not actually “your” problem is lacking commitment,appreciation and of course indifference of people around you. Unfortunately,we prefer to stuck in “comfort zone”, live and repeat one day for 100 years! I am your student. I see how much you care about other’s progress and prosperity. I see how much you welcome to creativity and brilliant ideas, but who cares? 🙂 …. When I see your efforts, and I observe students indifference and their cool reactions to those huge greatness, I want to fire myself.

    Empathy…
    This Sunday you were 1 min late.
    We were supposed to charge people for being late and get fine …

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