Presentation by Steve McCrea "Gardener, not Carpenter"
Hello! I'm not attending your conference, but I wish to offer the following presentation. The theme of your conference is "Smart Tools for Development," so let's use technology. However, we also need to make the classroom active.
I offer the updated version (a new format with added questions) of the questions proposed by Neil Postman in 1969. Here is a short video to describe the Postman Questions. >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
1. Be a gardener
2. Smart Tools are important for Smart Learning.
Smart Procedures for those tools are also important.
Neil Postman's procedures are suggested.
3. Create a poster and list the following items from the Wikipedia article about "Inquiry education"
Postman and Weingartner suggest that inquiry teachers have the following characteristics (pp. 34–37):
They avoid telling students what they "ought to know".
They talk to students mostly by questioning, and especially by asking divergent questions.
They do not accept short, simple answers to questions.
They encourage students to interact directly with one another, and avoid judging what is said in student interactions.
They do not summarize students' discussion.
They do not plan the exact direction of their lessons in advance, and allow it to develop in response to students' interests.
Their lessons pose problems to students.
They gauge their success by change in students' inquiry behaviors (with the above characteristics of "good learners" as a goal).
Thank you for taking time with my presentation. Please comment on the video or by sending me email messages at ManyPosters@gmail.com
Broward College, Fort Lauderdale, FL Tel. +1 (954) 646 8246 SKYPE SteveEnglishTeacher
If you are not familiar with “asynchronous presentations” (when the listener hears or sees the presentation after the presentation is completed), here are the highlights:
The presenters create videos in advance of the conference
The videos are posted on YouTube
The Links are sent to the conference participants
Nobody needs to travel. The entire conference is given online.
The audience can leave comments on the YouTube video and they can contact the presenter directly.
The presenter can respond to the questions in the Comments section of the YouTube video.
We welcome your comments on the YouTube channel.
http://tinyurl.com/postmanquestionsvideo for the Postman Questions
You are invited to find the following books
www.TINYURL.com/50taasa Neil Postman’s book from 1969 (a free PDF)
www.TINYURL.commakeyourclassactiveGUIDE a Guide book
www.TINYURL.commakeyourclassactiveSTART a photo book
www.TINYURL.commakeyourclassactive a large scale 8.5” by 11” workbook
www.TINYURL.com/BoiseWorkbook2 the experiment in Miami (this book helped get a teacher fired!)
TinyURL.com/PostmanQuestionsArabic the Postman Questions in Arabic
TinyURL.com/PostmanQuestionsArabic2018 the REVISED Postman Questions in Arabic, available after 2018