WIRED Magazine, building off the story that Hemingway was once prodded into writing a complete story in just six words ("For sale: baby shoes, never used") - the catch is that he said it was his finest work - asked noted writers from SciFi, horror, TV, etc. to take a shot. Some of their stuff is just amazing and can be found here. One of my favs:
"The baby’s blood type? Human, mostly." from Orson Scott Card.
I just love the idea that constraints can actually breed creativity. Look at some of the amazing speeches from the Webbys and they only had five words.
So here is the challenge - think of six word lesson plans. Use just six words to describe the objective(s) of a course, a unit, a module, a lesson, an entire college career - whatever your preferred length of instruction is - and post your plans here or post them on your blog and just add the link here in the comments (tip o the hat to LCB's Big Question). <begin counting> I eagerly await the responses now.
Harold Jarche picks up the gauntlet first - here
Peter Isackson adds one with an artistic feel
Geetha Krishnan weighs in with an over-arching set
Dave Lee jumps into the mix with this great entry
Lee Kraus has one here that really resonates
My buddy Brent Schlenker has the Apple-induced six worder here
Jay Cross make his move and brings some other 'possible' entries with him like one from Roger Schank. p.s. Buy The Book.
Stephen Downes joins the fray and follows the narrative idea from the original WIRED story nicely.
Turns out that Christopher Sessums found my post and Dave Pollard's and decided to create the six word class assignment. Now if we can just become a t-shirt! ;-)