Tuesday, May 22, 2012

How We Learn

I thought it was time to introduce you to one of my favourite speakers - Sir Ken Robinson, a writer I have long considered almost a mentor as I navigate these waters of parenting and alternative education. I know most of you won't click on an embedded video...I usually don't, myself. But this one is so very worth your time. I haven't quite figured out why, but I cry every time I listen to it...usually right around "Somebody else might have put her on medication and told her to calm down." Please comment and tell me what you think.

7 comments:

handmadehomeschool said...

This is one of my favourite TED talks. I showed it at a home school support night all about dealing with our worries. It was a big hit.

Valerie said...

Thank you. What a great speaker and innovative thinker

Gwen said...

Oh gosh I sobbed like a baby. It was the part where he said, "She's not sick; she's a dancer." As you know, we're starting to understand that we have a child who has not, does not and will never learn and think like his peers; this talk was tremendously inspirational to me. Thanks for posting this.

Annalea said...

This is, honestly, my favorite TED talk ever. (Followed closely by Sugata Mitra's talk on the Child Driven Education.) I didn't realize that Sir Robinson wrote--which only makes sense--he speaks like a writer, and I LOVE his Ted talk.

I'm off to find some of that writing now . . .

Ames said...

I watched this some time ago. I decided to watch it again, today. Glad I did.

It changed how I teach my kiddoes. Maybe not enough, but it did give me a new perspective.

Thanks for the reminder.

Gwen said...

update... update... update...

Belinda said...

LOVED it. As the grandmother of one fourteen year old who does not fit the typical mold, has some learning difficulties, but is gifted in artistic expression I appreciated what he had to say. She is wonderful just the way she is and we celebrate her every day.

And I loved his British humour--and the fact that he is from Stratford--not far away from my home village of Alvechurch!