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Schools Need More Friction, Less Fractions

March 21, 2015

I recently had the privilege of delivering a TED talk on education. I've been writing and speaking about education technology for a while and this gave me a chance to publicly explain some of my more general thoughts about education.  

In my opinion, the real problem with education is that we've forgotten what it means to "think." Watch the TED talk and you'll see what I mean.

What I do here is try to make philosophical connections between ideas. And I try to do it in unexpected ways, hoping that a little irreverence will make it more memorable. My basic argument is that learning needs to be irrational. I know it sounds crazy, but it's'll see why.

I also explain what transformation, gratitude, noticing, relationships, and muscle articulation have to do with the future of school. Oh...and I reveal some things about an earlier career I had as a yoga instructor.

This piece was originally submitted to our community forums by a reader. Due to audience interest, we’ve preserved it. The opinions expressed here are the writer’s own.

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