Worthwhile to look and reflect on these 15 minutes video messages. It will change your day.The first one is from Kiran Bir Sethi, Kiran Bir Sethi shows how her groundbreaking Riverside School in India teaches kids life’s most valuable lesson: “I can.” Watch her students take local issues into their own hands, lead other young people, even educate their parents.Follow on: http://www.ted.com/talks/lang/eng/kiran_bir_sethi_teaches_kids_to_take_charge.html But she went further, she created an initiative for making Ahmedabad India’s First Child Friendly City. Look at her website: http://www.aproch.org/
The second one is from Sir Ken Robinson,
It is a poignant, funny 15 min talk, making the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish. http://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_bring_on_the_revolution.htmlAnd if you didn’t dully catch the quotes he made. Here they are:The dogmas of the quiet past are inadequate to the stormy present. The occasion is piled high with difficulty, and we must rise with the occasion. As our case is new, so we must think anew and act anew.
Abraham Lincoln And
Cloths of Heaven by William Butlet Yeats
Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths,
Enwrought with golden and silver light,
The blue and the dim and the dark cloths
Of night and light and the half-light,
I would spread the cloths under your feet:
But I, being poor, have only my dreams;
I have spread my dreams under your feet;
Tread softly because you tread on my dreams.
Hope you like it.
I do believe education is “THE” most important action we can undertake to prepare a better future for Humankind on our Planet. Education for the youth, also education for adults, and education for the old.
But education along new principles, those of autonomy, freedom, mutuality, self-determination, and social integration for everyone. More later on this… Go fast to these videos, and let’s exchange further if they inspire you…