Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Enough with all the trophies



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5 comments:

JA Varnell said...

Inspired and Inspiring!

I've already volunteered to help a Robotics team.

I've also vowed to go visit some old high school pals, like "Greg" as the cashier at Target. Or "Jon" in prison. Or "David" as the Vegas drag queen...Maybe not David.

BoRnA said...

Thanks for this video.

crelf said...

It's not the trophies, it's the snow cones: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXLUncbZKbs

Greg said...

I’m thinking back on what led me to engineering, and I have to say Legos were my first exposure to a lab environment where I honed my problem solving and building skills. This teacher should buy her kids or students Legos for a job well done. If they complete the Lego structure without instructions to look just like it is on the box, then they should be rewarded with more Legos. In fact, they could build their own trophies out of Legos. I’m not talking about the little achievement day trophies either. Think 1980’s BMX four-foot-tall trophies that barely fit on the mantle. That way, when the bully gets jealous and knocks the trophy down, he really doesn’t “break” the trophy—he only gives the Junior Engineer more practice, making him ever stronger with more earning potential.

By the way, I’m not the aforementioned Target cashier Greg.

blog for peace said...

a whole new world. how fun.