Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids
Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs "childish" thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids' big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups' willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.
Ken Robinson: Schools kill creativity
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
Jeff Bezos: What matters more than your talents
In this Princeton University graduation address, Amazon founder Jeff Bezos makes the case that our character is reflected not in the gifts we're endowed with at birth, but by the choices we make over the course of a lifetime.
James Heckman: Not just smart, but persistent as well
Exactly what makes children who succeed in school and prosper in life from those who do not. If Heckman and Brooks are correct, then there may be more than one opportunity to build a better society through education. After all, character is crafted not just during early childhood but also throughout the teenage years.
Lori Kran: The heart of education
Lori Kran is all about cultivating genius. As a Waldorf educator, Lori has seen first-hand how changing the way we teach instead of what we teach can dramatically impact student's capacity for educational and creative excellence.
Daniel Pink: A whole new mind
Daniel Pink explains why right-brainers will rule the future: The future belongs to a very different kind of person with a very different kind of mind. The era of “left brain” dominance, and the Information Age that it engendered, are giving way to a new world in which “right brain” qualities-inventiveness, empathy, meaning-predominate.
Race to nowhere: Are today's youngsters prepared to step fully into their future?
Race to Nowhere is a film that calls us to challenge current thinking about how we prepare our children for success. Shown internationally in more than 5,000 schools, universities, cinemas, hospitals, corporations and community centers, “Race to Nowhere” has become the centerpiece of a grassroots movement for the transformation of education. Named by TakePart.com as one of “10 Education Documentaries You Don't Want to Miss”.
Alan Watts: What would you like to do if money wasn't the object?
In this short remix video, British philosopher and writer Alan Watts tells his students to do what they love, otherwise they will waste their time doing things they don’t like doing. By doing what they desire, they will soon become a master at it and the money will follow.