If you’re functionally equivalent to a YouTube video…

Dan Meyer said:

Teachers are a great medium for lots of things that a YouTube video isn’t. “Conversation, dialogue, reasoning, and open questions,” as I put it in my post. If you, as a teacher, aren’t taking advantage of your medium, if you’re functionally equivalent to a YouTube video, you should be replaced by a YouTube video.

via http://blog.mrmeyer.com/2012/what-silicon-valley-gets-wrong-about-math-education-again-and-again

One Response to “If you’re functionally equivalent to a YouTube video…”

  1. This is essentially the argument about the role of “instructor” being taken away from classroom teachers. One of today’s greatest hurdles is helping teachers transition from a job they’ve been doing, and doing well for a long time. The word itself “teacher” is pretty synonymous with “instructor”

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