Mi Amigo Carl Hooker the Director of Instructional Technology at Eanes ISD has a nice blog entry about how we could learn a little bit about teaching by eating a hamburger or two.
He makes the case for individualized learning, 24/7 learning, and essentially relearning how we teach. While the idea is not new, and the reformers have been calling for that for some time, his comparison to the famous Texas-Based hamburger chain Whataburger is well done, especially for the TExas crowd, who know Dallas Cowboys, Lone Star Beer, Pick Ups and Whataburger.
Worth the read. —TBH
From the Article:
Education could learn a lot from what this now 700+ food chain has done to be successful in a hostile market. Where the regular food chain was bound by time, much like we are between the hours of 8am-4pm everyday, it’s time we start operating like a 24/7 business. We continue to preach life-long learning, yet what we really are saying is, learning for 9 and 1/2 months, during the day, and then being judged by our own food critique (see High Stakes testing).
Some schools and universities have adapted to this 24/7 idea by offering asynchronous online learning. You can have your meal at any time, you just might not be able to sit in the restaurant while you are eating it.
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