Sunday 21 April 2013
Photo, above: Two fourth-graders expressing their views. World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements interweaves the story of John Hunter (see: Hour 1, Block B: John Hunter), a teacher in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his students' participation in an exercise called the World Peace Game. The game triggers an eight-week transformation of the children from students of a neighborhood public school to citizens of the world. The film reveals how a wise, loving teacher can unleash students' full potential.
The film traces how Hunter's unique teaching career emerges from his own diverse background. An African-American educated in the segregated schools of rural Virginia, where his mother was his 4th grade teacher, he was selected by his community to be one of seven students to integrate a previously all-white middle school. After graduation, he traveled extensively to China, Japan, and India, and his exposure to the Ghandian principles of non-violence led him to ask what he could do as a teacher to work toward a more peaceful world. Hunter teaches the concept of peace not as a utopian dream but as an attainable goal to strive for, and he provides his students with the tools for this effort. The children learn to collaborate and communicate with each other as they work to resolve the Game's conflicts. They learn how to compromise while accommodating different perspectives and interests. Most importantly, the students discover that they share a deep and abiding interest in taking care of each other. World Peace and Other 4th-Grade Achievements will inspire others by documenting the unheralded work of a true peacemaker.
JOHN BATCHELOR SHOW
Guest-host: Chris Riback, Conversations with Thinkers
Sunday 21 April 2013 / Hour 1, Block A: Kevin Werbach, Associate Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics at Wharton; instructor of one of the most popular online courses in the world on Gamification, in re: MOOCS and online education.
Sunday 21 April 2013 / Hour 1, Block B: John Hunter, teacher, education consultant and author, World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements, in re: teaching children to try, succeed, fail, try again; failure becomes an informational tool, no need to be (impossible to be) perfect all the time. From this, incidentally, we learn compassion, relax a bit in life. We shared the film with the United Nations – well received. At the Pentagon: 3- and 4-star generals spent several days discussing this with the children. See: WorldPeaceGame [dot] org
Sunday 21 April 2013 / Hour 1, Block C: . Jonathan Hock, eight-time Emmy Award-winning producer, director, writer and editor, including with ESPN’s groundbreaking “30 for 30” series; in re: filmaking.
Sunday 21 April 2013 / Hour 1, Block D: Taegan Goddard, publisher of Political Wire & contributor to The Week, in re: the politics of the day.
Sunday 21 April 2013 / Hour 2, Block A: Diane Brady, Senior Editor, Bloomberg Businessweek, in re: celebrity CEOs.
Sunday 21 April 2013 / Hour 2, Block B: Dr. Anthony Marx, President & CEO, NY Public Library, in re: Bronx Science High School’s 75th Anniversary & the New York Public Library.
Sunday 21 April 2013 / Hour 2, Block C: Alan Siegel, Founder of Siegel + Gale and CEO Siegelvision, in re: Branding & simplicity
Sunday 21 April 2013 / Hour 2, Block D: Viktor Mayer-Schonberger, Professor of Internet Governance and Regulation at Oxford University and co-author of Big Data: A revolution that will transform how we live, work, and think, in re: "big data."
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Big data is a collection of data sets so large and complex that it becomes difficult to process using on-hand database management tools or traditional data processing applications. The challenges include capture, curation, storage, search, sharing, transfer, analysis, and visualization. The trend to larger data sets is due to the additional information derivable from analysis of a single large set of related data, as compared to separate smaller sets with the same total amount of data, allowing correlations to be found to "spot business trends, determine quality of research, prevent diseases, link legal citations, combat crime, and determine real-time roadway traffic conditions." --Wikipedia
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Sunday 21 April 2013 / Hour 3, Block A: Hoyt Harper, Senior Vice President, Global Brand Leader, Sheraton Hotels & Resorts Group; in re: brand & customer loyalty.
Sunday 21 April 2013 / Hour 3, Block B: Graham Allison; Harvard University, in re: Chechnya.
Sunday 21 April 2013 / Hour 3, Block C: Cameron Stracher, author of “Kings of the Road: How Frank Shorter, Bill Rodgers and Alberto Salazar Made Running to Boom”, , in re: the culture of running.
Sunday 21 April 2013 / Hour 3, Block D: Robert Wright, Princeton, and BloggingHeads [dot] tv, in re: drones program, and how Americans deal with hatred.
Sunday 21 April 2013 / Hour 4, Block A: Kevin Werbach, Associate Professor of Legal Studies & Business Ethics at Wharton; instructor of one of the most popular online courses in the world on Gamification, in re: MOOCS and online education.
Sunday 21 April 2013 / Hour 4, Block B: John Hunter, Teacher, education consultant and author, “World Peace and Other 4th Grade Achievements” , in re:
Sunday 21 April 2013 / Hour 4, Block C: Anne Morriss, CEO of GenePeeks and Founder of the Concire Leadership Institute, and Frances Frei is a Professor of Service at Harvard Business School; co-authors of Uncommon Service: How to Win by Putting Customers at the Core of Your Business, in re: business innovation in customer experience
Sunday 21 April 2013 / Hour 4, Block D:
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Hour 1: Avatar
Hour 2: I Am Legend; Pomp and Circumstance; Matrix
Hour 3: Castaway; Chariots of Fire
Hour 4: Avatar