Anything for teachers as long as it's not teaching. And we wonder why God created private schools and homeschooling.
At 10:52 AM 7/5/2013, Richard Strausz wrote: > > http://www.wired.com/underwire/2013/07/rap-science-gen > > ius-gza/ > > > > "Senior Jabari Johnson recently won the Science > > Genius B.A.T.T.L.E.S. -- Bringing Attention to > > Transforming Teaching, Learning and Engagement in > > Science -- competition. Jabari and 300 other New York > > students spent a semester writing raps about > > different scientific concepts as part of the > > after-school program Science Genius." > > > > Education run amok. > > > > Bob Hansen > >Are you upset that this is an after-school >program? I know nothing about it, but I do know >that students use a variety of strategies to memorize content. > >I read the article. I loved the last sentence below: > >"... Using hip-hop to help kids understand >science may not seem obvious; it seems more >applicable to Dangerous Minds-style English >lessons. But, as Otero notes, âhip-hop >absolutely lends itself to science flowsâ and, >in addition to providing handy mnemonic devices >for remembering science concepts, the challenge >of rapping out a scientific principle or topic >meant students had to research more to find just >the right word for their flows. > >âThe whole rock part of Earth science is >boring to me,â a 17-year-old from Validus told >WNYC, adding âI started looking up all these >rocks and seeing that there were volcanic rocks >and it just started making me want to learn >about rocks. Like, for no reason.â > >As part of his winnings Johnson will get a full >day in the recording studio with GZA, something >that will come in handy since he plans on pursuing music after high school..." > >Richard