Here’s the talk I gave at TEDxEastsidePrep: “Can Skateboarding Save Our Schools?” You should also watch Shawn Cornally‘s talk “Pointslessness: The Future of Education Without Coercion or Toy Economies” which overlapped with many of the ideas in my talk but from a completely different perspective.
Are schools designed to help people learn? Are universities really institutions of higher education? Do people actually learn any science in science classes? Can skateboarding give us a better model for teaching and learning?
The BelafonTae is the most precisely engineered skateboard in the world.
Here’s a little thought experiment for anyone trying to help other people learn.
A corollary to “Nobody knows ahead of time how long it takes anyone to learn anything.”
For a platform that is supposed to be revolutionary, these shortcomings and complaints are painfully familiar because they’re exactly the same problems that limit traditional university courses.
This video was my (award-winning!) entry in the Mystery Teacher Theater 2000 (#MTT2K) Contest.
Here’s my take on Khan Academy and the hype surrounding it. As you can see from my videos, I’m obviously a world-class pool player.
After reading Sam Harris’s Free Will, I found this ordinary sign surprisingly thought provoking.
I’ve been crashing with my friend Jeremy in LA this week, and I was amazed to see that he still had this photographic evidence of my one and only perfect game in Wii bowling.
Some rules are destined to be ignored.
Or is it???