Tuesday, October 12, 2010

New Facebook Pages and Essay Preview - How to reach students in today's technology-driven world

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Have you seen our new Facebook pages? We've added a page for And Then Some Publishing, Edgar E. Willis' World War II memoir, Civilian in an Ill-fitting Uniform and How to Be Funny on Purpose, plus Lynne Hall's Special Delivery baby memories books.

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Thursday's And Then Some Essay preview:

Thursday’s essay is called, "How to reach students in today’s technology-driven world."  The point of this essay isn’t really what these two gentlemen [playing Lewis & Clark] said during their talk, it’s about what they did to make history come alive for their listeners.  In a Time magazine article entitled “History Goes Hollywood” (September 18, 2006, pp. 64-66), Nathan Thornburgh points out that schools are teaching less history, “so kids have less of an idea about what happened ...or why it matters (p. 64).” 

How to reach students in today's technology-driven world

by Richard L. Weaver II


Teachers can’t dress up in costumes every day and use a wide array of props to make their points.  Daily lessons do not need to be dumbed down and the intellectually challenging assignments eliminated and replaced by vapid video presentations—less in-depth education and more seduction.   And teacher-education programs don’t need to begin offering circus training, costume designing, acting, and text messaging courses.  This is obvious.  But what is the answer?  How do educators make certain they are reaching today’s students and making the kind of impression that makes learning—knowledge acquisition—enjoyable enough to inspire a lifetime of continued interest in further learning? 

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