Terry Moore

Broomfield, CO, United States

About Terry

I'm passionate about

learning

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Terry Moore
Posted over 1 year ago
What can we do? - an open letter to teachers - promoting the flipped learning
For me, the book with the answer was written about Seven years ago, "A Thomas Jefferson Education", by Oliver DeMille. In my opinion, Sir Ken, who ably defines the problem, for the third time at TED now, has finally arrive at a place Mr. DeMille arrived at approximately in the year 2000. You ought to read the book and learn what has happened since then! I hope the movement continues to grow. The idea has accomplished SO much since it began!
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Terry Moore
Posted over 4 years ago
Viktor Frankl: Why believe in others
Lokken, I totally disagree. I don't think he's talking about government at all. I think this is the other side of what he says in his book, "Man's Search for Meaning". There he writes about the time we all have between a stimulus and a response where we decide what our response will be. Here he's talking about giving every person a chance to respond in their most positive manner by making the stimulus positive. I agree with you that there may be too many misguided idealists in government, including our schools. I also would agree that government, including schools, should place more responsibility and freedom on the individual. But doesn't such an action require exactly what Victor Frankl is talking about? To give someone more responsibility and freedom, you have to expect that they will use it wisely, expect the best from them. To me, that is his message.
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Terry Moore
Posted over 4 years ago
Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover
I am middle aged. I recently found a math issue I needed to solve. I went to our analytics department containing people with math degrees. I asked them how, and they could not do it. That launched me on a two month journey reasoning out how it must needs be done. I built many spreadsheets, worked out what it must be like, and then plugged in functions and numbers that would give me what I needed. I showed them the formula I had "discovered" and told them this is what I had been looking for all along. About a week later, I was looking for something totally different on Wikipedia and came across the term "window functions". There, in succinct language and with much more grace than I had used, were variations of the methods I had derived. But now I felt that I "knew" them. Thank You, Dan! You are right, we must foster the effort of thought, not the malaise of mass produced, interchangable formulae. We learn use, by using, not by plugging.
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Terry Moore
Posted over 4 years ago
Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!
The issue isn't "What should we do?" it is "Let's get started". Quite a few folks have already laid out plans. I would recommend Kathleen Harward's book "A Market Based Education" and Oliver DeMille's book "A Thomas Jefferson Education". (disclaimer: I receive nothing for recommending these books) We need to each start acting in our own local sphere to bring about the changes Sir Ken has suggested, using the plans laid out in the tomes above.