Great video. Sir Ken has a great way of getting his message across. Found this on TED.com blog. I do love TED.com. Great stuff on there. Just a pity the TED conferences are so expensive to go to, but thankfully they post the videos for us mere mortals. Enjoy…
In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish. (Recorded at TED2010, February 2010 in Long Beach, CA. Duration: 16:48)
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Okay, thanks to Sir Ken Robinsons’ post on Twitter, I was directed to this blog posting by Seth Godin. In my years of working in the hospitality industry, I couldn’t agree more with his “Third method”.
I have probably tried all three over the years, and with experience on my side, I don’t think I could have come to any other conclusion. Admittedly, it doesn’t work for everyone. There are those that need to be pushed and those that need to be hand-held. For this reason I have always resisted the idea that you have to treat everyone the same. People are different and need to be treated differently.
A conversation for another time maybe, anyhow, a good read.
…open the door. Give people a platform, not a ceiling. Set expectations, not to manipulate but to encourage. And then get out of the way, helping when asked but not yelling from the back of the bus.
via Seth’s Blog: Three ways to help people get things done.
Have any of you read anything by, or video of Sir Ken Robinson? I have an app, TED.com, and while browsing the talks happened across one of Sir Kens’ talks. Can I just say, if you have any interest in education or the way government policy affect education, then you will be interested in what Sir Ken has to say. I can’t help but be, what would it be, inspired, utterly convinced, shattered (that he isn’t Minister of education). Although, I suppose the idea that any government would be willing to put someone with such views in a position of power at this stage would be naive.
He makes so much sense, there should be a radical change in the education systems of the world. I have been saying this for some time. Obviously not as clearly or as articulate as Sir Ken does, and to be fair, I have never really thought about what would be the best way, I just felt that the education system was not working.