Synchronous serendipity strikes again. This week, a conjunction of ideas about schools and teaching.
Here’s Prince Ea‘s YouTube video — What is School For? — which I found through a Seth blog on the importance of inconvenience in education.
Here’s Jim Taylor’s blog about teachers, with the best joke ever about teaching:
A Sunday school teacher wanted to stimulate participation, so she asked,
“What’s furry and climbs trees?”
None of her students ventured an answer.
She tried again: “It collects nuts for the winter.”
Still no answer.
“It’s red, or grey, or black, and has big front teeth.”
“I know the answer is supposed to be Jesus,” the bravest boy finally offered,
“but to me it sounds a lot like a squirrel.”