05 March 2013

Everybody Wants Some


This...this...a thousand times this.

Perhaps you've seen a different message going around recently---one imploring that every student should learn to code (based on a Steve Jobs quote). You may have even had a look at the slick video in support of a message about "what most schools don't teach." Hey, kid, there are starving kids in India who would be glad to have your code. You want to be a doctor? No way. We have jobs in programming to fill, so get on it.

I have to admit that I'm a little tired of everybody these days. Everybody keeps telling me that if I'm interested in x I must read/watch y. If I don't click the link, I am obviously an uncaring and useless educator. Everybody says that I should join their Facebook page/Twitter chat/G+ Circle/LinkedIn Profile---because that's how (name the guru) said to do social media right. Everybody is a real bully, you know?

Should everyone learn to love learning? Maybe not. But I'll take that approach any day over what everybody says.

1 comment:

Hugh O'Donnell said...

Second that motion, big-time! :)