I am sharing a session several of us facilitated for new teachers in our district yesterday. The sequence is part of a larger full-day session we ran for the entire high school staff several years back. The contrast between the two videos instigates a stimulating conversation about education and how much has changed since 1968. The juxtaposition between the two documentaries compels educators to reflect on their own practice and consider how their practices / ideologies align with either model.
In particular, the way in which Larry Rosenstock talks about education is worth noting. It almost serves as a lesson in language and how a single word changes the way one could potentially view a classroom or school. Referring to a classroom as an incubator, subtly shifts the conversation about classroom experiences. Examples such as this are scattered throughout the documentary about High Tech High.
I provided a short set of slides that guided yesterday's work with new teachers. Take a look and see if this is something worth sharing with your staff.