Why I Hate School But Love Education

English rapper-poet Suli Breaks is out with a video that’s taking the Internet by storm, and young people are loving it.

“Why I Hate School But Love Education” has received nearly half a million views since it was posted to YouTube on Sunday. The young, educated artist takes a strong stance on schooling, urging the world’s youth to “understand your motives and reassess your aims.”

“Redefine how you view education, understand its true meaning,” Suli Breaks says. “Education is not just about regurgitating facts from a book on someone else’s opinion on a subject to pass an exam. Look at it. Picasso was educated in creating art. Shakespeare was educated in the art of all that was written. Colonel Harland Sanders was educated in the art of creating Kentucky fried chicken.”

iPhone & Android & Apps

Here are some apps to help teachers to streamline their workflow and bring their teaching into the 21st century. From iClickers and grade books to attendance and presentations, these apps will wow your students and save you precious time, all from the comfort of your iDevice.

http://appadvice.com/applists/show/apps-for-teachers
(some are free)

Want to create a classroom hotspot? Take a look at the iPhone 4 hotspot on Verizon. See if it works in your class.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CWnZl63JS_g&feature=youtu.be

 

What makes a lesson GREAT?

Every teacher – and every learner – can probably recognise a great lesson when they experience one, but what exactly are the qualities that, when added up, make an everyday experience into an extraordinary one? Taking this further, can teachers do anything deliberate to make GREAT lessons, or are they simply a matter of luck? Anthony Gaughan will suggest five characteristics of GREAT lessons that he thinks are not only central to lesson success, but are also things that teachers can develop with some simple strategies that he hopes to share.

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