I saw this talk a year ago I believe and it’s as poignant now as it was then. It’s an invitation to change and and invitation to examine what is really important in life. The Buddhists speak of the impermanence of life and this talk by Ric Elias reminds me of how temporary my existence is. I hope you get something out of this too!
I came upon this TED Talk earlier today as a result of a person who followed me on Twitter. This talk inspired me today and helped me to realize that my own teaching style is valid. I tend to be self-critical and introspective and while those are good traits I was experiencing some doubt about the overall validity of my approach which is geared more towards social-emotional learning, citizenship and leadership. After viewing this talk and reflecting on what Paul Andersen is saying I’m convinced that my own approach to a more student centered classroom is valid. I hope you enjoy this talk as much as I have today.
I wrote about this before but a fellow educator pointed me back this way earlier today in a delightful conversation about future directions in education. Seth Godin’s ideas are radical but they really invite a discourse on the future of education and what are we really preparing today’s students for. Here is Seth’s talk which must be seen.