Three principals for a fundamental shift in education

In some parts of the United States, about 60% of kids drop out of High School for various reasons. One of those reasons is being disengaged from the learning process; with little sense of ownership students may find school boring and static. Another striking reason is the lack of world applications, real benefits after 10+ years of attending classes. Unfortunately, for one reason or another, these students don’t enjoy schooling. They have a routine attitude when arriving in the classroom, having to sit through countless teacher lectures on a weekly basis.

Ken Robinson, educator and author, challenges the way we’re educating our children. He believes that human life is “contradicted by the culture of education under which most teachers have to labor and most students have to endure.” As you listen to this TED Talk, notice the three (3) principals on which we can begin a fundamental shift in the way we approach education.

“We have to recognize that it’s a human system, and there are conditions under which people thrive, and conditions under which they don’t. We are after all organic creatures, and the culture of the school is absolutely essential.”

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(Credit: Ken Robinson, TED Talk | thirteen.org)

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