I Am Going To Like School…
I Am Going to Like School… by Howard Chan
I am going to like school…when I can bring my own tool, like my mobile device which will make my learning twice as nice!
I am going to learn better…when I am not lectured forever, PowerPoint included…which often leaves me convoluted.
I am going to write deeper…when my audience is more than just a teacher, like blogging on the web, which is more widespread.
I am going to understand math…once I follow a personalized path, where playing a manipulative, watching a video and interactive game are part of the aim.
I am going to like my class…when web 2.0 will surpass, where old ways of passive learning is overturning.
I am going to like my teacher…when he is more than a preacher, where being a guide on the side give us more pride and makes me feel more alive.
I am going to complete my homework…when it evolves from just paperwork, where projects are the norm and worksheets are old form.
I am going to read with more passion…when traditional textbooks are no longer in fashion, where wikis, tweets, and rss feeds are considered quality reads.
I am going to pass this state test, even though I contest, wondering when all this political nonsense will finally be put to rest.
I am going to experience science…when we go beyond standards compliance, where projects, inquiry, and a real experiment make our class filled with merriment.
I am going to relive history…when scripted lessons are no longer a mystery, where theatre, field trips, and debates create an environment that stimulates.
I am going to ask more questions and collaborate with suggestions, be an active learner developing 21st century skills and leaving behind all those boring rote drills.
I dream of an education, where I am not bounded by location, when students, teachers, and classes all over the world are connected as one learning nation!
Socratech Seminars by Howard Chan is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License.
Originally, the “I Am Going To Like School” story was going to be a “read to me” ebook with colorful illustrations. While the thought of a published ebook is cool, I thought opening up this story to the broader educational community is even cooler. So I have decided to turn this story into a global PLN collaborative project for others to create and add to the growing narrative…”I Am Going To Like School.”
As a philanthropic approach to this project, I have decided to add a donation piece to the narrative. For every creative poetic phrase that is added to the story, I will donate $1 to a DonorsChoose Project. The story will be placed under Creative Commons licensing (not to be used commercially). Please add your poetic phrase in the comments section and have your name added to the narrative. *Only approved comments will be added to the narrative. Thank you!
*I am also in need of creative illustrators who are willing to volunteer their artistic genius to the narrative. If you are interested, feel free to leave me a comment.