TED Talk: How to design a library that makes kids want to read

The recording:

Our chat:

me
12:03 PM
gills

me
12:04 PM
Limited money for school improvements…so pick the ONE thing that be done to help the kids the most. Library!
Idiom: Most bang for the buck.

me
12:06 PM
I never do. Before the Internet, yes. After the Internet, no. Stern, old librarian would stare at you if you made any sound.
Make it an Internet cafe/hangout. USA has very few libraries. Use the horrible Dewey Decimal System to find book locations.
Sesame Street.
One interesting theory about Star Wars (movies) is that everyone in the future is illiterate. There were no signs, no written instructions, no labels on control panels, no written procedures, etc.
Books are NOT multimedia. I use Kindle ebooks now more than paper books for convenience. Paper books take up too much space for me. Entertainment/entertaining.

leyla eroğlu
12:23 PM
disciplined as well

Vasanth Prabakar
12:24 PM
We have questions I think. On padlet.

me
12:24 PM
“Encouraging” is better than “forcing” children.
Law of the Pickle?
Gradual exposure…
Teach by example… (TBE)
Children will do as you DO more than do as you SAY.
statistics (stuh TIST iks)
If the parents read while the kids are watching, the “message is received”.
Stick and carrot approach
Too many sensual distractions.

leyla eroğlu
12:29 PM
ohh this is the name of the approach, Lee?

me
12:29 PM
sensory, not sensual
Carrot (enticement) and stick (punishment)
https://www.google.com/search?q=stick+and+carrot+approach&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwjL4YbC6MfUAhXHRiYKHZUVDRAQ_AUICigB&biw=1472&bih=705
Rose, link has funny cartoons.
Younger kids learn with comic books — some reading but mostly pictures. Children’s books are most pictures but slowly add more text. Marvel and DC Comics. Learning to read is a world-wide competition for jobs. Reading teaches formal wording and sentences structures. Formal and informal speech. Writing is usually the LAST thing students want to do.

Gerard Arbat
12:40 PM
one example was Zhra

me
12:41 PM
If you speak like Yossarian in Catch-22, everyone will fall asleep. Young romance novels. Chick flicks
Concise. Newspapers are very difficult to read.
Use idioms to be “cute”.

leyla eroğlu
12:45 PM
The PM goes to London

me
12:46 PM
The Peons Went to London
The Peon to go to London
Tier 1, Tier 2 vocabulary
Trump speaks at 5th Grade level perhaps.
In nuclear industry, we use a lot of technical jargon!

leyla eroğlu
12:48 PM
I would like to have learnt technical words

me
12:49 PM
Translating legalese — ugh! Google Translate is getting better but still fails. In nuclear industry, we can’t take a poop without a written procedure in our hand. Reading ensures a common knowledgebase. Reading doesn’t normally teach “manners” and “social graces”. Parents usually do this.

leyla eroğlu
12:53 PM
yesss but they use fascinating words sometimes:) And this makes you trust them. Agree. 

me
12:54 PM
Can you read too much?

leyla eroğlu
12:54 PM
not too much but I am good

me
12:55 PM
Is it possible to “read too much”?

Vasanth Prabakar
12:55 PM
forgetting meals

leyla eroğlu
12:55 PM
noooo

me
12:56 PM
Timekeeper: Four minutes remaining. Chocolate is your reward for reading. No read, no chocolate.

Gerard Arbat
12:57 PM
I used to do that reading while eating

me
12:59 PM
Big cities have bigger libraries. Small towns have small ones. L!brary. Comfortable chairs will help a lot and free wi-fi!
The Terminator. You can listen (audit the course). 4 pm UTC

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