Create And Curate: Mindful 21st Century Learning

From the TeachThought website: “Self-proclaimed “Academic Artist” Enrique Legaspi might be onto something.

A YouTube description says that he “grew up singing, skateboarding, and creating.” Then he became a teacher, but the singing, skateboarding, and creating did not stop.

“I’m doing everything I can, I’m staying up late, but I’m producing the same results. What’s going on?,” he wondered.

His answer lied in adjusting the tone of learning, the value of expression, and the role of the teacher as a mentor over content-expert. By adapting to the learners he’s established an atmosphere of mentoring over compliance, authentic expression over academic language. While such a dramatic approach may not work for all teachers, just the concept of creation and curation over pure academics can be a powerful lesson for teachers, English-Language Arts and beyond.

Letting students create original content and curate it not simply for the notion of a “portfolio,” but as a record of that expression. If nothing else, this centers students in the learning process, and puts them on the clock to produce.”

via TeachThoughtCreate And Curate: Mindful 21st Century Learning.

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