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Saturday, August 2 • 3:00pm - 3:40pm
Types of Learning: Structured and Organic (Or Why Does Harry Keep Skipping Magic Lessons and Why Does Tumblr Hate School?

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Join this teacher and student duo in a roundtable discussion of education, fandom, Harry Potter, and Tumblr. Explore the strange situation wherein Tumblr seems to mostly host complaints about going to school, while users spend their free time in what is essentailly academic study. Delve into the Golden Trio and their motivation for skipping classes in favor of researching in the library. Enjoy an indepth look at the differences between structured and organic learning, ask whether school will ever be as fun as Tumblr, and marvel at the fact that Hermoine ever found the time to study.



Jessie Sarber is an English teacher with a Master's in Teaching, and she is currently teaching high schoolers reading skills in St. Louis. For her, teaching is a natural consequence of being a nerd--she is so excited about literature and writing that she wants to share it with everyone... Read More →

Sarah Sarber

Sarah Sarber is hella smart. She writes essays... in Grinnell, Iowa. Her favorite movie is Twelve Angry Men, and one time she met Jo Biden at a steakfry and he told her she had a beautiful smile.

Saturday August 2, 2014 3:00pm - 3:40pm EDT