I can’t even begin to tell you how important this TED talk is…I believe in this completely..for every teacher and person who has kids, knows kids or was a kid…watch it

I came to the part about the blocks and thought, this is what so many people struggle with when writing a novel: there isn’t a right answer. There are many answers and it’s a challenge to decide what is the right answer. You’re putting a great deal in this belief, that you can find the right answer in the fiction that you’ve created, an answer that will make others read and think, and perhaps enjoy. Or they can hate it, criticize it, and shun you. It’s a dangerous place to be and takes some balls to be out there.

Beyond that, the ideas in this video about education, economics, factories and the Internet are fascinating and truly thought-provoking.

Rethinking Life

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  1. There are so many things I could say in response to this video. You probably don’t want a thousand-word comment, though.

    So… SHORT response: Teaching kids how to think and be creative instead of how to be mindless little robots? Yeah, that would be great. Too bad we weren’t allowed to teach that way back in the 90s. (*former art teacher is sad and a little bit angry that the system is STILL broken*)

    I wish I could “like” this post a hundred times. As it is, I’ll just reblog it.

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  2. All I can say is that was a very moving TED talk and really makes me think.

    Next question, as a parent of small children, what do I do to make sure my kids are taught to think rather than work on the assembly lines that no longer exist? Especially difficult question when you have a child that’s a “pleaser”.

    Amazing how fast manufacturing moved and school didn’t.

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