I posted a video of Ken Robinson’s lecture from 2006, in my post thanks for the support. I think he is a brilliant lecturer. Here is the lecture he gave at TED in 2010:
Be what you are
What he is addressing is so important to us, especially when it comes to our children. Not everyone Wants to go to College. I have a son who is a drummer. He has been a drummer since he was 3 or four years old. I have no idea why. I forced him to play the accordion for two years. But when he was twelve he got his first set of drums. Luckily we lived in a house that had space for the drums. But he has known that he was a drummer all his life. I´m sorry to say that I don’t have the pictures of him surrounded with pots and pans on the floor. Screaming a heavy metal song at age four. Wearing nothing but a wool sweater and a hat.
My older daughter is an artist. I have no idea where she will land because she is multi talented. I have a picture of her work that alway´s amases me.
This is a piece done on nails with nail polish;
I had this vision when I was younger. I wanted to become a sports teacher. But when I was at the sports academy I found out that I found it rather boring. My world collapsed. It gets like that when you have had in your mind for a long time, what you want to do. And then it isn´t there anymore. That was kind of confusing. At least for me it was. I did not have a plan B. But to study business seemed the logical thing to do. And education is never wasted. What ever I do, my business education is always going to be relevant.
It has taken years to find out what I want to be when I grow up. I have not reached a decision yet. But I think I have alway´s been a storyteller. But then something or someone told me that I could not be a storyteller and I quit. That is my theory anyway.
The thing is, we are the best people to decide what is best for us.
- Dr. Ken Robinson (k12options.wordpress.com)
- Sir Ken Robinson: Alternative Education (elucidolearning.wordpress.com)
- Professor Ken Robinson: On schools stifling creativity (cerebralhealth.wordpress.com)
- Sir Ken Robinson Got One Thing Right… Now You Fill in the Blanks (educationismylife.com)
- Sir Ken Robinson – Learning Revolution (2parts) (altoego.wordpress.com)