I wonder how long it will take before a conference speaker or professional development consultant tosses out that useless Olympic statistic to demonstrate how American teachers conspire against excellence, American students are videogame-addicted zombie slackers and principals all recite from “The World is Fat,” the next pop-business BS written by the physical education equivalent of Dan Pink or Thomas Friedman.
Wake up America! World dominance in rhythmic gymnastics is at stake!
Veteran educator Gary Stager, Ph.D. is co-author of Invent To Learn — Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, publisher at Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, and the founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. He led professional development in the world’s first 1:1 laptop schools thirty years ago and designed one of the oldest online graduate school programs. Gary is also the curator of The Seymour Papert archives at DailyPapert.com. Learn more about Gary here.