Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Can grownups learn from Kids?

Thanks to Sue Sheffer for pointing me to this one. What do you think?

"When expectations are low, trust me, we will sink to them."


N said...

I watched this segment and was in total amazement with her speaking ability, her enthusiasm for her subject and he ability to make adults laugh. I shared this with my principal, who had already seen it.

Mrs. Sevin said...

I love the comment she makes around minute 6:30. "The goal is to make kids better adults than you have been." I don't know about you, but when my husband and I were kids, we built forts, he tore apart engines and built homemade go-carts. Most kids today don't do that...what do they "create" and how is that going to prepare them. My husband is now a successful business owner, and he can fix just about anything around the house. What are we teaching today's students to contribute to our world? They need a different set of skills for today's world, but are we preparing them to create things and problem solve in that world? Are we training them to move "out of the dark ages"? I think these are very good points she has made.

Jim Gates said...

I agree. What we do when we play is very important. That may be the ONLY time when we truly Create. One of my favorite childhood memories is the small "Fort" we built in the woods out of discarded lumber from around town. We even had a buried "safe" - an old fuse box. We defended that fort from all sorts of imaginary attacks, too. I wonder how the Wii generation will turn out, if they're not creating now.