Monday, April 8, 2013
The Marshmallow Test
It could be argued that our culture is now being fuelled by immediate gratification. When we want something, we want it now and more often than not, our wish is granted. For example, if we don't know something, we can look it up on-line and usually have the answer within seconds. Like a song you heard on the radio? You can easily download the song within minutes. If you are hungry and don't have the "time" to make something, any number of fast food restaurants are more than happy to cook you dinner in a record amount of time.
Watch the video below and answer the following questions:
- What are some other examples of people being unable or unwilling to wait?
- Is this a positive move in the right direction, or a negative one?
- Describe what is going through one of the kid's mind as (s)he tries to resist the temptation to eat the marshmallow.
Once you have posted your response, read the responses posted by your peers and reply thoughtfully to at least two other students. Compliment strong points, make connections, ask questions and build on ideas shared!
Mr. Boettger :-)