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The Secret Powers of Time

This video is another result of a twitter tangent I was sent on yesterday from a tweet on the Zeigarnik effect.  I found the short video (below) from Professor Philip Zimbardo to be very interesting, especially the part on kids who have spent hours in the digital world (another 10,000 hour example).  Kids become accustomed to controlling their environments through the games they play, and it’s this game playing frame-of-mind that is brought to the traditional classroom where there is no (or very little) player/student control.  The lack of control then contributes to boredom and a sense of helplessness in the classroom.  The video was worth 10 minutes of my time, I can apply the ideas to guiding my own kids.

– Dom

  1. Anthony Riley
    June 24, 2010 at 4:43 pm

    Great clip!! I been motivate students here a Laguna, knowing a vast majority spend a lot of time playing video or watching TV. What happened to the days down at the river making forts or bicycling down to the store to buy a burrito.

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