Excellent comments at
9:50-11:50 Why does this work?
Liberated experience to make the video.
Would have looked very different if it was produced for profit.
Good content is actually informal, has a human element, not distracting or patronizing with silly games.
Same as Charlie Rose show, a black room with conversation between interesting people
No bells and whistles, low complexity, which gives you a channel to access complexity
14:07-15:38 What’s wrong with the way we teach?
More than the way we teach, a systemic problem with the way school is structured
Assessment does happen through test, but the class moves on as if everyone knows the subject 100%
People keep having gaps in knowledge and then you have a class/subject where you hit a wall
No matter how good the teacher, you’ll have gaps.
17:43-20:30 On his process of going from “I’m curious” to a video
Likes to see a scaffold, a map (most books don’t do this well)
Start by reading Wikipedia entry to get the scaffold
Then really immerse self for as long as it takes
Makes sure he can make intuitive connections
Cosi Fan Tutte=”They are all like that”
Last lines of the opera…
“Happy is the man who looks
At everything on the right side
And through trials and tribulations
Makes reason his guide.
What always makes another weep
Will be for him a cause of mirth
And amid the tempests of this world
He will find sweet peace.”