Dec 7, 2010
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5XD2kNopsUs Jason Fried author of the great book, ReWork delivers an

Jason Fried author of the great book, ReWork delivers an interesting talk titled, “Why work doesn’t happen at work.”

The educational implications are clear.

We are the managers. Our lectures, lessons, activities are the meetings. Are we the reason students are ineffective in their learning? Are we the distractions? How can we shift it?

Many teachers will say that students cause their own distraction. Is it because we’ve already cut up their day for them? Is it because we’ve only given them learning “moments”?

We have to rethink our role in the classroom.

Fried challenges us to develop a culture of deep thought, a chance to find flow, and an opportunity longer than 15 minutes to find creativity. I think he may be on to something.

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I strongly recommend reading ReWork by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson. It is a great book that questions our ideas of work, the office and how to be more efficient and effective. Their business success is an interesting story too.

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