I love TED talks. 18 minutes of possibility and passion. I’m reading a book called Talk like Ted, because, yes, I have a deep wish to do one, it’s on my bucket list. Titanic explorer Robert Ballard in TED 2008 started his talk with ” Everything I’m going to present to you was not in my textbooks when I went to school. ”
So I ponder why education departments hold so stringently onto outdated technologies and teaching methods as the above statement changes at a more rapid rate. here’s his TED talk: Exploring the Oceans.
The New is what is taking us forward, allowing for what we know already, but it is the added bits that will make the difference.
Let us meander down the path we are being taken by the newness in our lives:
1. Oh, but for the brave experimenters, we would not have the electric light, the solar panel. The people who invented these things knew that the journey came with mistakes. That they did not have the answer instantly.
1. When I was sixteen I did not know that I would run marathons when another sixteen had passed. Or that I would run down the main street of Leningrad with the mayor in the name of Ending World Hunger: I’m not Afraid
3. Doe Zantamata is an author, artist, and photographer. In addition to the Happiness in Your Life book series, she also creates and designs poster books of different titles, including “Happy By Nature,” “Old Children, A Book for “Adults”,” and others. Doe has been writing since before she could tie her shoes. In addition to writing, she enjoys nature, history, and is an animal welfare advocate. She also runs a blog at http://www.thehiyL.com with daily posts.
4. What would you want to be posted on your mini whiteboard that they could use later in your life: Live Your Life.
5. One thing guaranteed life will change, be new, moment by moment. Remember this when you wake up each beautiful morning.
6. I’m old enough to remember Hawkeye from M.A.S.H. From his credits he had this not in the textbook thing down pat: Theme from MASH.
7. On this path, you have to let go of some things you have attachments to. Trust the magic.
8. A new project, travel to a new country, a new love affair. Your feelings are jolted in these situations: Feelings.
9. William Arthur Ward is one of America’s most quoted writers of inspirational maxims. His column Pertinent Proverbs has been featured in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram and in numerous service club publications throughout the United States and abroad. He is one of the most frequently quoted writers in the pages of Quote, the international weekly digest for public speakers.
10. There is a quote that points out we all have the same amount of time in the day as Martin Luther King, Gandhi, and HHDL. When I posted it on Facebook my brother went apeshit. This fact can be quite challenging: Absolute Beginners.
11. Don’t think that this is at the forefront of my mind as I travel through the day, I will remember it now, though.
12. Is it a creation if you already know how to do it: Imagine.
13. From the great Paulo Coelho, one simple word – “Hello”.
14. It didn’t work that time. Start again, from little steps big things grow: Starting Something: M.J.
15. How many mistakes a day do you make?
Got a little bit off the subject on the way through, but remember, what is dominant in our society was not in the textbooks you read at school.
Namaste until next time , my dear friends.
It is unfortunate that the education provided for our students is still way too conservative. Of course there are schools and teachers that break the rules! Re TED Talks, one of the women whose blog I follow gave a TED talk in Perth. It’s really good and very inspiring!