Monday, January 19, 2015

Welcome to the First #Lrnbk Chat of 2015!

Hi, everyone. Welcome to returning #lrnbk-chatters and newcomers. We'll be posting a few questions from now through February 6, with a final wrap on February 9.  We're discussing Stark's Don't Go Back to School and expect that the author will be popping in. Our hosts this time are @JaneBozarth, Mark Britz @britz, Helen Blunden @ActivateLearn, Rachel Burnham @BurhnamLandDand @Michelle OckersChat is asynchronous so you can participate whenever it's convenient.

To participate, follow the @lrnbk Twitter account and the #lrnchat tag. (If you're new to Twitter remember to add #lrnbk to your tweets. Tools like TweetChat can automate that for you.)

We'll post full-length questions here with abbreviated versions on Twitter. 

So to start:  

  1. Why the conversation? What do Stark and those profiled see as problems with traditional/formal education? #lrnbk
  2. Stark says that too much energy is focused on the wrong problem: the issue is not "fixing school" but offering alternatives/showing other paths. Agree? Disagree? Why or why not? #lrnbk
  3. What are the limits of "school"? Why highlight those who chose another path? #lrnbk
We look forward to a fun chat!

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