- Because the majority of students will ask their friends for help before they ask their teachers, their success is somewhat dependent on who their friends are.
- Giving grades over time puts creativity in decline, as students will begin to do only what is required to get an A.
- Assign students jobs in your classroom. Always have at least one official researcher for the day. He/She is in charge of finding the worlds best resources for the content that is being covered. This way at least one student is learning great research skills every day!
- The teacher's knowledge shouldn't be the limit for a student's learning.
This was a great presentation that has left me with much to think about. He also talked about doing purposeful work, and tied this into Daniel Pink's new book Drive. Since the presentation I have also found two great videos that you can watch to get some more information.
Alan November - Myths and Opportunities
Daniel Pink - Drive Animated
And finally, here are my notes from the presentation: