Boredom and teaching heart to heart

Couple of links:

1. David Mitchell on the value of boredom in schools

2. John Rassias, TED talk on teaching heart to heart. I love the way he speaks, kind of reminded me of Allen Ginsberg. The idea of teaching heart to heart was interesting for me, as I have been thinking a bit recently about that old conundrum of the balance between “being yourself” and “being someone else” in the classroom. Rassias uses the idea of a character called “Spongy”, who accumulates layers of concrete as he gets older. The more layers, the more difficult direct communication becomes. What’s a teacher if not a communicator?

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s