Rabbits And Chesire Cats

Last week I had the pleasure of talking to three classes of tenth graders in Texas.  They’ve been studying the hero’s journey this year and recently read “Lord of the Flies”.  I got to talk to them about the Stanford Prison Experiment and my take on heroism.  This was all done via a Skype video chat thanks to the tech-savvy, top teacher, Christian Long.

The students and I have since continued the conversation on the class blog.  There have been some truly great comments with some insights that really made me think.  If you’d like a snapshot of the kind of depth of thought tenth graders are capable of, check it out in the link below.

Tenth Graders On Heroism.

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4 Responses to Rabbits And Chesire Cats

  1. christianlong November 5, 2008 at 5:51 pm #

    You’re a good man for taking the time to mention the students, Matt. Thanks.

    Quid pro quo: one of their blog entries this week sends them to our “Bystander” post, as well as to this one. Hopefully you’ll get a few reactions (on both of our blogs).

    Feel free to swing by once again once their “Bystander” reactions are added.

  2. Anonymous November 6, 2008 at 7:02 pm #

    Christian , what a great blog for your students, I will finish my masters/certifcate in dec 2009 and it is great seeing this use of technology in classrooms, do you have a contact email I could send some questions too?


  3. anonymous November 6, 2008 at 7:32 pm #

    Thank you for taking the time to read our blog responses and to allow us to expand our minds with the questions you asked. It is really nice of you to talk about us on your blog and I am glad some of our comments made you think also. Thanks again for having a skype chat with us. It really opened our minds and some of us are still talking about it around school!

  4. Matt Langdon November 7, 2008 at 8:35 am #

    You’re welcome anonymous. I really enjoyed the experience too.