- -- Dave Renfro's post dt. Jan 8, 2013 8:46 PM; and - -- Richard Tchen's (RT's) dt. Jan 8, 2013 9:27 PM.
(I'm currently unable to view/hear videos - this should be rectified in a couple of days' time). However:
What a GREAT idea that is of young Jake Scott's - to use rap videos to connect about math with his audience who would surely respond to just that! And what an inspiring story it is that RT has revealed to us!
By the way, that (viz., "To connect with my audience through a 'math-rap' video") could easily turn out to be an 'element' in an action plan (which Jake Scott, through his intuition and particular experience, happened to discover). Of course, he didn't need any OPMS to discover that element (AND work it all out into his videos).
However, each 'teacher' does need to discover just what it is that his/her audience might specifically respond to - and that's where an effective 'listing-and-modeling tool' could help very significantly.
Above all, we do not want to have the naysayers of this world - and there are so many 'traditionalists' around who'd most likely do just that - dismissing the ideas of the young Jake Scotts and other such 'non-traditional talents' of this world. At the early stages, before the structure and details of his performance were 'worked out', it would have been so very easy to discourage him which could have led him even to give up on the idea.
My congratulations to Santo Chase (the wrestling coach), John Forrest (Jake's math teacher) AND all the people at Math-Forum who, together, disciplined AND nurtured this remarkable talent in his quite radical departure!