Seth Godin recently gave a TEDx talk about his thought provoking book Stop Stealing Dreams. It’s marvelous. This is the same book that inspired a week of posts on teaching and learning earlier in 2012. I still urge all educators, trainers, students, prospective students, and the staff that support any kind of learning and development to read the book. If you only have 17 minutes though, watch this instead:
“If it’s work, they try to figure out how to do less. And if it’s art, they try to figure out how to do more. And when we put kids in the factory we call school, the thing we built to indoctrinate them into compliance, why are we surprised when the question is “will this be on the test?”
Because when we have students hating school and loving education, we know we need the school system to shift.
What are you doing to support this change? *insert witty plug for the UBC SLC here*
Pick of the Post: Coldplay – Princess of China (ft. Rihanna)