October 11, 2018  

Coach Carter: From Critical thinking to creative thinking: Elaboration and innovation (deadline is TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16,2018)

Dear friends,

One of the most important issues that the film Coach Carter highly stresses is the group work or team work. last week, we went through different stages:

a- SHAC, SQ, Summary com.

b- Critical thinking: Poster com. (visual intelligence and opinion sharing)

c- Video-passage jigsaw: Creative fluency and flexibility activities

d- Next week, we will have a debate on how we can implement group work in our schools. The goal of this debate is to deepen our understanding of the teamwork benefits and challenges.

e- The final stage before we move to CAP (creativity in public),  we have to analyze a very interesting interview about: Education to employment: skill-building rather than “parroting”.

Thus, we will launch an online FORMAL debate.

Please, watch the following video:  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rHt-5-RyrJk

and answer 1( ONE) of the following questions: ( PLEASE, PROVIDE ARGUMENTS)

1- Do you agree with him when he speaks about teachers?

2-Do you agree with him when he says that education should change?

3- Do you agree with Jack Ma when he compares the Humans with Machines?

4- Do you agree with him about the skills that we must teach?

5- Do you agree with him when he insists on sports and arts?

The deadline is TUESDAY, OCTOBER 16,2018

134 Comments

  1. Question 2
    I agree with Jack Ma.in fact our methdology of teaching must change, team work must be involved in the curriculum and the teacher should be aware of something called “team work” and not “wasting of time”. Team work doesn’t only teach us to accept others and share our ideas with them but also to express our point of vue without being scared of jugdgement the teacher was once a student so convincing him will not be too hard but in the other hand we must show that we’re disciplined. we’ve been using the same metodology for years i think it’s time to change it

  2. Nowadays teaching is a hugely rewarding job so jack was right when he spoke about teachers cause they have a big effect on student achievement the student look at their teachers as a source of information as an example. so first the teachers need to understand their students by the right communication they should be able to relate the students and to show passion and to have the determination to learn more

  3. 1- Yes, I agree with him, because learning develops every year and human beings are not able to know everything by themselves. In fact, teachers should learn from everybody, even students. After all they are the new generation. So, they know new stuff that the teachers may never noticed or knew before. But at the same time, they should share with us their experiences and not only explain the lessons, because their experiences might teach us some lessons that we will never find in basic ones and it might help us in the future. In addition to this, teachers should be an examplary and shouldn’t act like a child; they should accept when students correct their mistake, not ignore him or maltreat him.
    All in all, not only the teachers but also every human should learn how to accept , share and learn from everybody without considering their ages or appearances.

  4. 2,I doesn t agree with him because education is the key of teamwork.In fact wh we change our education.the world will so bad, awd we will be bad person.In addition to this ,education helps us to make new friends and have good relationsheeps with them and ours families.moreaver, we can t achieve our dreams.in brief, education is very important

  5. I agree with Jack in the fact that he is insisting a lot on arts and practicing sports because everyone have to be interested on other things not just studying and doing homework . As Aflatoon said:” the perfect mind in healthy body”. As a result , if we want to get good markes we must focus on practicing sports.

  6. I totally agree with him when he said that education in schools shoold change. In fact, in our schools, the teachers teach just how can you become a doctor , engineer… In other words, how to have a good salaried-job. In this case the teachers are very wrong because we must to develop student’s thinking because in our schools the problem is that we don’t think deeply and we have limits in our mind, but if we let them squeezing their minds they will ameliorate a lot and they can participate in debates because they are having a great knowledge. To conclood we must think outside of the box.

  7. Answer to question 2 :

    In my perspective, I totally agree with Jack Ma claiming that education should change. In fact, we have been teaching approximately the same things over the past decades. We can not be taught with this methodology since education in some parts of the world is really advanced since they use different effective methods of teaching and learning such as teamwork. In addition to this, Morocco is placed as one of the worst countries in education. In my opinion, the main problem is curriculums. Moroccan curriculums are known for being basic and nothing special. The ministry of education should change these curriculums to make them more focused on teamwork and the students’ engagement in educational activities as Jack Ma mentioned. Instead, they change the curriculums once every decade and it is still the same thing repeated.

  8. Well I would like to be  automaticlly choosing to deal with the second qiestion ,since it treats the backbone of our community's developement . To unswer the first part of the question I don't need to think twice ;of course I agree with him when he said that education must be changed .In point of fact Mr.jack ma believes that education is a big challenge ,if we don't consider it now we'll be in trouble tomorrow
    I my point of vue ,the goal of education is to empower the lifes of others and to leave our community and world better than we found it .yet,the fact that our educationnal systems and programs are drivung our youth to an anknown destination cannot be deneyed .
    A better education means a better teacher and a better way of knowledge transmition ,also a new base for the whole concept of teaching methodologies in order to reach to what a real education opte for ;to learn how to think and not what to know (albert instin )by emprouving the students values and leadership skills such as believing ,independance, team work ,and care for others to make a balance between cognetive and non cognetive skills since knowledge will not assure that .

  9. I totally agree wuth Jach Ma when he compares the humans with machines, because nowadays, we’re just reading, writing and learning what we studied in our schools. Every single day, we do the same thing. So the students connot be able to use their imagination, and they cannot be crtical thinkers and creative too. But if our schools use the new methods of teaching, and insist on doing sports and arts… the students will love to go to schoole. So I think that Jack Ma is right

  10. I actually think that teachers are the main problems. As we all know, the Moroccan teachers undervalue the students. Furthermore, I think that the role of a teacher is to learn the students to enjoy studing and encourage them to work harder… . As a quote said : “Teacher who love teaching.Teach children to love learning”. Nowdays, the teacher is the person who ignore and break the students. As a quote said: “Tell me and I’ll forget, teach me and I’ll remember, involve me and I learn”. I relized that the best teacher teach from the HEART, not from the Book. Last but not least, I think that we must change our mind, and I hope we the coming generation will be better. We must look up at the stars and not down at our feet. Never give up. While there is life, there is hope. Be Brave, Be determined, Overcome the odds. It can be done.

  11. It is incontrovertible that practicing sports and arts are fundamental for students, since it has lot of benefits that enhance the non-cognitive, right brain skills which complete and fulfill the academic knowledge. In actual fact, every sport needs a physical, body activity, so it is a long term investment to secure a healthier life in future, moreover practicing sports turn the student’s negative energy into positive encouraging one, it reduces their stress and anxiety and just make them happier, not to forget that sport is a respectful discipline that improves self control and confidence. In addition to the physical activities, there are arts, let’s say creativity because it is he only way to express our personality, emotions and feelings, using our right brain, so we become more open minded, relaxed, smart and able to learn new things.

  12. I do agree with Jack Ma when he spoke about changing the way of education. In fact, our educational programme insists on academic knowledge, and completely forgot about the leadership skills. Our way of studying destroys student’s creativity and never gives them the opportunity to show their hidden talents. Moreover, in such environment, people will neither have a critical spirit nor an open personality which will cause a social disaster.
    To conclude, education walks on the wrong paths and that should be changed as soon as possible.

  13. Q4: yes, i totally agree with Jack Ma.
    Our world is changing, and in order to prepare ourself for this new world, we need to change the way of education. The problem be facing our contry is that the ministry of education cares more about construction than the curriculum that is notoriously poor and the applying of the 4Cs . In fact, education isn’t only about studying different subjects and learning them, but it is also about creativity, communication, critical thinking and collaboration.
    The 4Cs method could make the education once again treasured and valued. the best envirronment we can provide for the students are the ones that lead them to take responsibility for their learning, creating an answer is worthier than discovering it. Students nowdays are deprived of speaking their hearts and minds, and voicing their opinions.
    The 4Cs method, is a student’s revolution, if by chance,students have choices, they will collaborate , and collaboration requires communication, they will think critically to break the silence and be led to creativity
    To conclude, Einstein said:”education is not the learning of facts, but training of the mind to think.”

  14. I totaly agree whith Jack ma concerning the idea of the educatin, because in the recent time, no one can denies that education is deteriorating day after day. Acording to that , especialy in the morocan school, the teacher ignor the importance of teaching and educating, the main cause for tha we go to shool , not just to present the leson to the students , beceause it’s abig responsabilities and a hard job :to educate and teach at the same time , beceause i think that there is a diffirence betwen both.

  15. From my point of view, I totally agree with him when he said that we need:”value, believing, independent thinking, teamwork and caring for other”as talents, which nowadays are rarely and impossible to find, because our schools depends on making students learn everything without knowing the importance of it, thus, our teaching skills is based on cognitive skills and that’s defenitly not the right way to teach the students. Whereas, Jack Ma, mentioned some of the most important skills that we should practice and learn, the’re all based on non-cognitive work such as; problem solving, team work, creativity, experience things in different ways… hence, every skill has her own importance in our lifes, This is what student must adobt not going to schools in the morning and coming back at night clear minded and tired of repeating that every single day, so how can this change our lives if we don’t face our problems and have the courage to speak to others?? To conclude, I really think that students and teachers must change their strategy of teaching and learning, which will definetly change everything, I’m sure of it.

  16. The future of the world is in your classroom today.” This quote is very significant, to know that education is the key to to open any door in this future.That’s why, I completely agree with Jack Ma when he said that education should change. As matter of fact, schools never give us the oppurtinity to bring out our creative side that stays hidden during the whole educational journey, and teachers often have biases against creative students, fearing that creativity in the classroom will be disruptive. They devalue creative personality attributes such as risk taking, impulsivity and independence. They inhibit creativity by focusing on the reproduction of knowledge and obedience in class, it means that they only insist on the cognitive skills. For this reason, I really believe that education should change. For my own perspective, team work should be a part of education, because it gives the opportunity to exchange information, develop your personality and improve our thinking skills, and as Harry Ruman once said: “Teamwork devides the tasks and multiplies the success”. Also, we, as students must have a burning passion for learning, so.we should love what we learn, for this raison, we should have something that can enhance learning, of course by using thechnology that deepen student learning and instructional objectives. All in all, education is not only a mean for developing the cognitive skills, but also for the non cognitive skills

  17. Teaching is the act of sharing the knowledge we have been given by others with the hope that someday in some way it again will be passed on.
    As far as I’m concerned, I totally agree with Jack Ma when he said a teacher doesn’t mean I know better than you are, but everything I know because I learnt from others.
    Most of the educators nowadays are still using the traditional methods of teaching, explaining the lesson and students do exercises, even if they use some technologies but the pedagogy of the educator himself which going to make a huge difference and succeed the act of teaching.
    Many of teachers claim that they know everything and if a student objected to something, the professor yells and say ‘would you know better than me’ sometimes even with insults.
    It seems to me that’s due to the lack of experience and passion of teachers, they are no more up to date about their profession and most of them are practising teaching just for earning money.
    in fact, a teacher is the source of tender, information and positive view.
    the educator is the person who has the capacities to take out our skills
    and most importantly is the professor humbled to facilitate communication between the parties to build student self-confidence.

    I feel strongly that we are in need of teamwork in our Moroccan education nowadays so each one complete and help the other cause the dialogue of the members, group of students or students with their teacher will create more critical thinking and creative thinking in order that those students learn how to live in a society and building parts of their leadership.
    It’s literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed.

  18. I agree with him when he said that teachers must change. In fact, teachers are not the only problems, but they are the best solution to change education in a better way. However, a lot of teachers choose to follow just the curriculum and just want to finish the program as soon as possible. In addition to this, they insist on individual work, cause as they said, “if you want to succeed. Work alone”. Actually it’s not about succeed or not, they just want to relax and don’t hear noise, because the best key to success is teamwork. In brief teachers must share with students everything that they know and learn from the others anything that they dont know, and to do this, they must change their mind and think more about TEAMWORK.

  19. In every second , minute and hour , we breathe , we play , work and feel exausted , we externalizeour emotions and we cry, and , of course , we dream , that’s whta differenciatr us from robots ; it’s living . Nowadays , it is not plane to say that somebody is not a robot ;not a machine . In point of fact , from childhood , we start studiying ; not to achieve a goal , we study as our society recommanded , or still because the goverment order ., we dream what others want us to be , we show gallant efforts and make gritty determination not to prove our level , but to be said lion-hearted . We neglect sprts and arts for which reason? Of course no one of us has a convincing answe , since we’re machines , we don’t neglect them , but still ; we could never see them because our education consist on building robots to serve the country’s needs , to obey , imitaye and be the others’eco , thus , i feel that our teching metodologie should change completly , the teachers , the curucculum and tge students either since changement start with ourselves , start small , dream big and act bigger , this is tge way to ameliorate the world. Hence , we should start counting , and step by step , we can climb thae ladder , and the more we do so ,the higher we become .

  20. Q:1 i totally agree with him because teachers should not be selfish, instead of keep information just for themselves, they need to share them with their students, according to Napoleon Hill’s quotation ” it’s literally true that you can succeed best and quickest by helping others to succeed “;this quote represents exactly what Jack Ma talked about; being helpful and sharing ideas with your students changes your way of teaching, such as coming up with new methodologies, in addition to this a good teacher should always think that others have better information that he has, cause the source of ideas that he’s sharing it’s already gotten from someone else.

  21. In my perspective , i totally agree with Jack Ma when he spoke about chaging education , in point of fact 70 percent of things that are taught in our schools are uniportant ; our educational system is teaching the students how to compete the machines , how to be smarter than the machines and that’s totally impossible , as Jack Ma said,we must teach something unique, something that will help the students in their future lives. Our educational system is focusing more on the cognitive skills than the non cognitive skills . To conclude , education is the key of success of each country , any kind of development without a good education is unreachable.

  22. I totally agree with jack Ma when saying that «education should change ».Indeed , The nation needs an education system that excites and stimulates us, providing students with the learning they need and deserve in order to fulfill their potential. This means providing a broad curriculum with opportunities to develop the cognitive and non cognitive skills like problem solving that can make the students better learners. In fact,in everyday life, the development of life skills helps students to: Find new ways of thinking,recognise the impact of their actions and teaches the how to assume their responsibility.Build confidence both in spoken skills and for group collaboration and finally analyse options, make decisions and understand why they make certain choices outside the classroom.Besides having a high quality program i think that the teachers who have positive interaction with their students create classroom environments more helpful to learning.In addition to this,teachers should start using tech in classrooms whether it’s for lessons or assignments can help students learn better and faster, and help make a teacher’s time more effective.Moreover, educators must also be able to collaborate and work well in a team. Working with others is an important 21st century skill. Over the past few years, being able to collaborate effectively in the workplace has grown quite rapidly. Learning is deemed to be more effective when you can share your ideas and knowledge with others. Sharing your experience, communicating and learning from others is an important part of the learning and teaching process.to sum up, i think that education can change by developing the program and obviously the teacher’s methodolodgy.

  23. Question 2:
    I agree with Jack ma when he said that education must change, in point of fact, education is considered as the backbone of any society in all levels business, health, law, agriculture etc. Without education our lifes are useless it is the key to achieve our dreams, to spread our knowledge and grumption skills. That’s why we should adopt for a new educational system witch is based on chamging methodology of teaching teachers must insist more on skills based education rather than rote learning processe, promoting positive values and including tolerance. A good teacher must show confidence ans clear vision as the quote goes on «the mediocre teachers tell, the good teachers explain, the superior teacher demonstrate, the greatest teachers inspire».

  24. NO i do not agree with jack ma , in fact , education comes always before sports art ect …
    If Jack ma thinks that we have to do some thing that teghnologie deosn’t do it we will not ; as he says teachers never have to say I am better that you because even teachers learn from otheirs . so before than those machines controle our life our live . Education was importing , but after that those peapole learn they created some thing that never humanity has seen like it before ; so we will not let those machines controle our life she will be never the king , we will not let her control our life and we go to play sport or pianting what can that help us to do to be stupid !!! ; yes that what they want from us to do to let them controle what we do . They creat machine with intelligence ; every machine help us to do some think let’s take an exemple robot ; robot in few years will take peapole place in fact like all of us know the new robot named sophia is one of the best robot in the world in fact she feels she speaks she cryes she smile talk change clothes … she is one of the famous robot in the world she comunicate with every one she can be happy if you are cute with her abd if you dispoind her she can cry ; she know every think in the world !!! the last thing that I want to know is if human will be changed by robots evry one in the world think about that and need an answer but ho knows ?
    other exemple ; phone ipads laptob … every one was happy for this new option because now famylis can talk see itch other share picture and videos … But now moste of the parents think that , phones become big probleme kids can not let down their phones ;their phones become like their shadows kis are more iterested about social media instagram ytb so they ignore their studies and works .
    The oun meaning of tese wors are that sports painting are not the solution of eucation’s problemes .

  25. question 2:
    I totally agree with Jack in this point of view because education in our schools is in a real drop , in fact, in our schools we learn some lessons just to have good marks and we don’t even know whats the point of them; while so instead of wasting time learning some lessons that don’t have any importance and will not help us in our social or professional life we should have lessons like how to develop our critical thinking wich is an important think in a student life . in addition to this students will be so thankful if they had classes about leadership skills so instead of the useless lessons …..

  26. I entirely agree with him when he says that *Education must change*.
    Well I can tell you this ,how I plan on changing education is not important , what is important is how we plan on changing education together .We have three key changes to make in education . Three key things we need to change , for good . We need to be recognized ,Not just as group of adolescents but as individuals , that means not being taught in general but personally , your skills ,your talents , what you are best at ,You shouldn’t be forced to make something unsurpassed .If you have a talent use it . Don’t say you don’t have a talent because each one of us has one . The reason you may think you don’t have a skill it’s because if school , they don’t succour you . Perhaps this is why truancy rates are constantly rising , you don’t get recognized based on your talent so therefore you return to crime ,because at least that way you get appreciate even if it’s in a bad way .
    Education ,which was set up to cater for the needs of the worlds young people ,is failing .It is failing to educate us ,to confess our talents ,to teach us so we may learn . I believe that we as young people ,have the right to be tutored in such a way . So I esteem that this is time to speak up and voice our opinion .

  27. i think that i agree and i don’t agree with jack ma ,the reason why is that am agree with him because education must really change.In fact ,in our schools all over the world we have a bunch of teachers that teach their students just how to have a life and how to have a job .in other words , they must not let them free like this ,well its meens that in this case the teachers made a big mistake ,because you will never succes if you don’t devlope the teachers must devlope their students seriously ,a lot of them think that they can not think deeply and seriously but everything is possible the reason is that we just must to solve this problem with the teahers because the teachers change students life so creepy but we always have limits in our minds but if we let the rest of the students squeeeze their mindsthey will amelorate a lot and a lot so they can have a great and an amazing knowlege .the reason why i didn’t agree with him because education is always education it will never change but in some reason it must really change just tsole this probleme and help the rest of the students in thier lifes

  28. i think that i agree and i am not agree with jack ma ,the reason why is that am agree with him because education must really change.In fact ,in our schools all over the world we have a bunch of teachers that teach their students just how to have a life and how to have a job .in other words , they must not let them free like this ,well its meens that in this case the teachers made a big mistake ,because you will never succes if you don’t devlope the teachers must devlope their students seriously ,a lot of them think that they can not think deeply and seriously but everything is possible the reason is that we just must to solve this problem with the teahers because the teachers change students life so creepy but we always have limits in our minds but if we let the rest of the students squeeeze their mindsthey will amelorate a lot and a lot so they can have a great and an amazing knowlege .the reason why i didn’t agree with him because education is always education it will never change but in some reason it must really change just tsole this probleme and help the rest of the students in thier lifes

  29. i totally agree with jack ma when he said that education comes before sport and when we say education we mean the way of teaching and how the teacher can
    work with his student in class .
    Education is a key for us .i mean the doctors, the teachers of the future……, and if we don’t have this presious key we will not be a good persons in the future.
    (coming together is a begining, staying together is progress and working together is success).

  30. Yes im agree with jack ma,because education must really change,in fact education comes first before sport in addition to that in others school most of the teachers think that the group work it was for speaking and have noise in classe and others teachers think that group work the student can prove to the teachers can be responsible when they are working in wteam work. But this mistakes it problem for the student because the will never devlope their student.finaly education is the best and never change.

  31. I totally agree when jack ma said that we don’t have to teach our kids to compete with machines beacause, they are just inventions and creation from us, it’s just a “plus” because in fact machines just help the inventors and the citizines from all over the world to make things easier, from another point view we don’t have to compete with machines because they are just creation, they don’t have any mind, to feel, to think so we got to compete with someone who is more smarter and devlopped mentally, to have that mind of competition that even the machines can’t even catch up with us . for example we are taking Mcdonalds, last year Mcdonalds workers were complaining about low ages, the response of the former CEO was ” it’s cheaper to buy a 35000 dollars robotic arm than it’s to hire an infficent employe who’s making 15 dollars an hour bagging frensh fries.” so what’s your opinion about it ?

  32. I totally agree with Anas mokhtari when he said that we have to change the way of teaching. In point of fact, our education program is based on cognitive knowledge and completely forgot about the leadership skills. As a result the students are just reading, listening and writing what the teachers gave to them. Besides the students cannot be able to use their imagination and they cannot be critical thinkers and creative too. To sum up, our education walks on the wrong paths so that we have to change all the program in order to have a good generation

  33. Yes, I agree with him, because learning develops every year and human beings are not able to know everything by themselves. In fact, teachers should learn from everybody, even students. After all they are the new generation. So, they know new stuff that the teachers may never noticed or knew before. But at the same time, they should share with us their experiences and not only explain the lessons, because their experiences might teach us some lessons that we will never find in basic ones and it might help us in the future. In addition to this, teachers should be an examplary and shouldn’t act like a child; they should accept when students correct their mistake, not ignore him or maltreat him.
    All in all, not only the teachers but also every human should learn how to accept , share and learn from everybody without considering their ages or appearances.

    I agree with you bayane but you wrote all this paragraph about just one idea.you didn’t answer about what the teacher asked:do you agree with him when he compared machines and human?…So I think that’s an off topic.

  34. I totally agree with you anas. I think that it’s time to think about building the students’ non cognitive Skills. In fact , all we’re doing nowadays is attending our classes, arriving ready to work, paying attention , participating in instructional activities and class discussions, and devoting out-of-school time to studying and completing homework. Academic behaviors are the visible, outward signs that a student is engaged and putting forth effort to learn,and for teachers this are the qualities of a good,brilliant student.Yet,we’re getting nothing for all of this . So, i think that without the non cognitive skills we can never move forward and be the best version of ourselves . Social skills are an integral part of functioning in society. Displaying good manners, communicating effectively with others, being considerate of the feelings of others and improving our hidden talents and creativity skills are all important components of being a leader and making a difference.

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