Sunday, February 1, 2015

More about Rigor, Change, Mindset, and Growing

The Four R's: Rigor in Twenty-First-Century Schools
May 27, 2008
Sir Ken Robinson: Changing Education Paradigms
Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.
Sir Ken Robinson: How to Change Education
This is the follow-up to "Changing Education Paradigms"
Sir Ken Robinson addresses the fundamental economic, cultural, social, and personal purposes of education. He argues that education should be personalized to every student's talent, passion, and learning styles, and that creativity should be embedded in the culture of every single school.
Adaptability and Creativity … In education, we need to change the way we’ve been doing things from the 20th Century and this means we need to create a system that promotes adaptability and creativity – not only from our students, but from our educators as well.  How can students learn to be adaptable and creative if they’re taught by people who are neither adaptable nor creative?

Carol Dweck:  The Power of “Yet”
Should you tell your kids they are smart or talented? Professor Carol Dweck answers this question and more, as she talks about her groundbreaking work on developing mindsets. She emphasizes the power of "yet" in helping students succeed in and out of the classroom.
Basic human ability can be grown.  Are we raising our kids for now or for yet?

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