Sir Ken Robinson!

Sketch of Sir Ken Robinson
Sketch of Sir Ken Robinson

Many of us have seen the TED Talk by Sir Ken Robinson titled “Changing Education Paradigms.”  It is a talk that I find myself going back to again and again.  Early in the talk he shares the story that kept many of us in school.  That story was that “if you worked hard and did well, and had a college degree, you would get a job.”  He goes on to say that in today’s world a college degree, while it does generally make you better off, it doesn’t guarantee a job anymore.

For this week’s PD, I am going to share a link to that video.  The run time is just under 12 minutes.  Don’t be surprised if, like me, this video sends you down a wormhole of other talks by Sir Ken Robinson and some other speakers who are working to transform teaching and learning.

Did you come across any nuggets of wisdom that will transform something that you do in your classroom?  Share your thoughts in the comments below.

If you’re interested in more, I included links to a couple other Ken Robinson TED Talks (I love them all!):

Bring on the Learning Revolution!

How to Escape Education’s Death Valley

One thought on “Sir Ken Robinson!

  1. Our RSI staff does a fabulous job of personalizing the education of the students in their classrooms! I see it everyday. 🙂 I really enjoyed his point at the very end about treading softly on our students’ dreams. So important!


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