‘Ted Talk Thursday’ is going to be a new, ongoing post. As there are many great Ted Talks that deserve to be shared, I’m going to do my best to provide those to you, while sharing my insight about the videos and why I think they’re important. If you’re not familiar with TED Conferences, go here to learn more. See you every Thursday!
My wife & I have a 2 1/2 year old daughter named Dani. We are starting to discuss the potential educational opportunities that we need to be aware of when she gets older.
One thing for sure is that we’re already starting to teach her at home. It’s truly a blessing that my wife can be a stay at home mom. She’s doing a phenomenal job teaching our daughter and I love reading to Dani or helping her count after work. But what will become of things in the future as the education landscape changes, as might our family situation?
Do we try to home school? Start her out in a private Christian school to lay a stronger foundation (assuming we can afford it…not sure we’ll be able to) and then move her to public school? Send her off to public kindergarten and pray for the best?
For parents of young children or maybe even grandparents who are also facing difficult education choices in the near future, I want to introduce to you this TED talk from Sir Ken Robinson.
In it, Robinson talks about ‘Changing the Paradigm’ of education and our understanding of the current educational system and how it might affect the future generations and global economy in a larger scale.
Sir Ken Robinson has written several highly acclaimed books, including the brand new ‘Finding Your Element: How to Discover Your Talents and Passions and Transform Your Life‘, which is the follow up to ‘The Element’.
*Note: This is not a typical TED Talk in that it’s an animation of a TED Talk…still all good!