If you’ve not watched this graphically recorded talk by Sir Ken Robinson, then you’re in for a treat. In it, he presents a cogent argument for a new paradigm in education with his customary clear reasoning and sharp wit.
Sir Ken Robinson is a British author, speaker and international advisor on education in the arts to government, non-profits, education and arts bodies. He received his knighthood in 2003 for services to education.
Thank you to Natalie Shell for the ‘heads up’ on this presentation.
I read about this in the Sun Sentinel Newspaper, Florida USA
State Senate President Pro Tem, Rosa Franklin, who is a Democrat from Washington State, understands the power of negative labels. She wants 54 state law designations such as “at risk” and “disadvantaged” to be re framed to a new term, “at hope”.
Here is what she said: “We really put too many negatives on our kids. We need to come up with more positive terms.”
Senator Franklin believes that this could lead to a paradigm shift in State Government and in classrooms.