1. What meme isn't required to remind us that every generation wants their children to do well?
2. Is Plato's ideal polis a true republic?
3. What's a MOOC?
4. What's the "essence of freedom" according to Plato?
5. What are the Greek words for play and education?
6. What does Plato want to measure in candidates for future leadership rather than IQ?
7. What kind of person was Plato, according to the Myers-Briggs test?
8. Why shouldn't we fear death, according to Plato?
- Are you or anyone you know a product of "warrior" parenting? Should parents push their children to be "off-the-charts" achievers? Does that compromise the "integrity of the child" (173) or her capacity for lifetime happiness?
- Plato says he loves the internet. Do you think he'd want it in his "Republic"?
- Is greater earning power the most important quality-of-life difference a good education can make for students?
- What advantages or disadvantages do you see in online learning, compared with conventional classrooms?
- What do you think of Plato's idea that there are no truly original thoughts, but that all knowledge is recollection? 172
- Is being a high achiever the same as being "exceptional"?
- How do we "enlarge our thinking by bringing others into the dialogue"?
- Can you become your own person if you've been pushed to excel?
- Who should decide what your "best" potential is? 175
- Has feminism "intensified the projectification of children"? 179
- What's wrong with being a "success junkie"? 180
- Has your formal education so far been a form of play? How could it have been moreso?
- Do you think the internet strengthens or weakens democracy? 189
- Do you agree with Plato that "you cannot change human nature"? 194
- What kind of person are you, according to the Myers-Briggs test? Do you accept that result?
|Eliza Byard (@EByard)|
This is how the future voted. This is what people 18-25 said in casting their votes. We must keep this flame alight and nurture this vision. pic.twitter.com/ivuXrar869
|Brian Greene (@bgreene)|
Sometimes the only thing that brings me comfort is to take a step back and look at the big picture.pic.twitter.com/Wcr8n8Cj1h
|Scott Kelly (@StationCDRKelly)|