Sunday, May 01, 2011

Small Talk

You can watch a more complete talk by Sir Ken Robinson at a TED conference here. I've seen it before, too, but it's well worth multiple viewings. It includes ideas such as:

You probably stayed benignly away from things at school, things you liked, on the grounds that you would never get a job doing that. Is that right? Don't do music, you won't be a musician. Don't do art, you won't be an artist. Benign advice now profoundly mistaken.

Which, incidently is exactly the philosophy that led to my current superintendent cutting classes like Home Ec. from my school. He discovered that only a few students went on to graduate in Home Ec. in college and concluded that the classes were therefore a waste of time and money.

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