Sir Ken Robinson is an amazing presenter. He really captures his audience. He make things relevant; uses his own stories, success stories and stories you can identify with; rhetorical questions; and comedy that relates to his topic. He manages to tie everything together and creates solid conclusions. I would definitely say I would like to perfect my presenting craft to be similar to him.
We are getting our children through education by anaesthetising them (shut off their senses); we should be waking them up to what is inside of themselves!
Education system is organized by ringing bells, Separate facilities, separate subjects, educating children by age. Kids have different levels of competency at different subjects, perhaps study better at nights than day, or learn better in smaller groups or individually. We are doing standardization, while we should go the opposite direction. We need to move away from trying to make students learn a certain way and change ourselves as educators. Children do not change – you cannot change your students. Teacher need to change the way they are teaching to be able to meet students needs.
I wrote a great blog and it got erased, this was my attempt at remembering what I wrote.