Thursday, July 18, 2013

Morgan Spurlock: The 'Inside Man' on Education

Colin Miller, over at Evidence Prof Blog, alerted me to a new documentary series on CNN by Morgan Spurlock.  Spurlock is the award winning director and protaganist of Super Size Me, a documentary on fast food.  Spurlock is now doing shows on a host of social issues for CNN.  Up this week is education.  The CNN promotion for the education show states:

In preparation for teaching a classroom full of 25 eighth graders, Morgan Spurlock learned about the immersive approach that teachers at Williamsburg Collegiate Charter School in Brooklyn, New York take in order to keep their students engaged, interested and stimulated – every minute of every day.

Those techniques include hand claps, snaps, and affirmations of success among fellow students. And free time – which is rare – is typically spent reading.

Since I have no idea what message the show will send, this notice is not an endorsement, but I thought it might be of interest to some readers.  It will air Sunday, July 21 at 10 p.m. ET.  For more details, see here.  I would encourage and welcome a guest blog next week by any one who watches it and wants to offer commentary.



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