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Sep 23

Sir Ken Robinson


Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson is an author, speaker, and international advisor on education in the arts to government, non-profits, education, and arts bodies. He was Director of The Arts in Schools Project (1985-89), Professor of Arts Education at the University of Warwick (1989 – 2001) and was knighted in 2003 for services to education.

 

 

Sir Ken Robinson


Bring on the Learning Revolution!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r9LelXa3U_I&playnext_from=TL&videos=oBkWbF1IZRA


Do Schools Destroy Creativity?

http://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity?language=en#t-41009



Multiple Intelligences

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dnnl5hmrglQ



Escape Death Valley

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wX78iKhInsc


Engaging the Heart and the Mind

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I1A4OGiVK30




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Welcome back to another school year. I hope your summer was relaxing and invigorating and you are looking forward to the approaching school year and the opportunity to stimulate and challenge your students’ minds.

This summer I was able to study Sir Ken Robinson, a British author, speaker and international advisor on education to governments, non-profits, and education organizations

I, like many people, find his writings and Ted Talks not only witty and inspiring but also thought-provoking and challenging. Much of his work deals with the diversity of intelligence, the power of imagination and creativity, and the importance of commitment to our own capabilities. He posits that the noticeable lack of them in our schools negatively affect students’ learning and teachers’ productivity and the absence of them is triggered by the demands of standardized testing.

I hope you find Sir Ken Robinson’s words inspiriting and challenging as I do and be mindful of them as you plan for the new year. Here is to a great 2017-2018 school year!