Here’s your Friday moment of “EduZen” to think about this weekend:
If you have a spare 30 minutes this weekend, watch this video done by Rachel Wolfe, a Scarsdale High School student two years ago, and at the end, ask yourself this question: What did I learn about the school experience that I didn’t already know?
(Note: I fully realize that Scarsdale does not represent “the real world” in many ways. Obviously, there are a slew of kids that never come close to the opportunities that Scarsdale kids have by virtue of where they live and their socio-economic circumstances. But I think the aspirations of “getting good grades” and “going to college” and the narratives that surround them are shared regardless by most parents and teachers.)
(Note #2: I keep thinking about how much time and effort Rachel put into this process, and the personal passion that drove it. If you want to explore some more of her work and thinking, check out her blog. )