Monday, September 16, 2013

Re-up: Inspirational video: Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley

Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley

In this installment we are looking at the second video of a Ted Talk by Sir Ken Robinson. His first Ted Talk is the number one most popular Ted Talk and happens to be about education. This second one is just as good, and just as about education. 

He makes some great points about how "alternative schools" are personalized and take a real world approach and are successful at winning kids back into education, but they are the "alternative" approach rather than mainstream. As for his "death valley" metaphor, it comes at the end and it's good but I'll still spoil it for you: 

The Death Valley in California is the dryer and deader areas of the world. Nothing ever grows there. But, a few years ago they got an unexpected rainfall and for the first time ever, stuff grew there. Meaning, Death Valley isn't actually dead, it's more like Potential/Waiting to be Alive Valley once the right conditions appear.

Watch the video. Be inspired. See what you can learn. 

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