Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Education Leadership: Will Richardson's TEDX Talk

Originally posted on the Connected Principals Blog

I am always looking for entry points for our school community to engage in a meaningful discussion of our vision for students.  Will Richardson's TEDx Talk from Melbourne, Australia (below) provides a clear description of where we need to be headed.

All schools need to answer the following question asked by Richardson:

What is the value of school when you don't really need school to do school if we define school in the traditional sense?

Here are two key points from Richardson's talk that get to the heart of this question:

  1. Learning is what our kids need to be doing in the classroom, not getting ready for assessment that were built for another time.
  2. (via Justin Reich) We pay so much attention to the measurable part of education that we miss the immeasurable part.creativity, perseverance, problem-solving are what are children need.

I would love to hear your thoughts after watching the video!




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