MindMake – Paul Henderson

Common Core, standards, curricula and teachers reinforce a set of values. Some educators prefer the term virtues to values because virtues suggest a way of behaving grounded in who we are. They become intrinsic to us. (Remember Groucho Marx’ quip: I have my values, and if you don’t like them I’ve got others).

Two values that seem universal are self-control and justice. EdTech can reinforce these. As more quality video and streaming technology comes on line, especially in humanities-based subjects, parents and teachers will have a wider set of tools at hand to explore and highlight what they value. Read More