Last night we began our class by looking at student comments on the Google docs we created on Class Norms and on Permission questions. Students also took a few minutes to comment and reflect upon the readings from last week. This was helpful because it allowed Professor Hatch to address student questions and concerns about both the readings and our new and evolving class structure.
In group work, the students created three categories – essential, useful, and unnecessary – to organize their ideas about what the ideal really school needs. We wondered – does a school need a building? Does it need teachers? Click here to read about a new school in Paris, which has no teachers.
Next, Professor Hatch told us about his recent trip to Turkey, where he attended the European Association for International Education Conference. Below you will find a short video from class, which focuses in on the following question: How can we embrace change if we can’t control it? Please watch the excerpt and leave your own comment either on the Vialogues site (which is part of EdLab here at TC), or in the comment section below.