What is school for? Eight things in education that will change.

Set aside 17 minutes, and go watch this video by Seth Godin.

Then watch it again.

It’s not that I agree with all of Godin’s eight points — in fact, there’s a lot that I disagree with. Nevertheless, the 17 minutes are full of important Big Ideas that kids and adults need to hear and need to think about. Like many other visionaries, Godin is a bit too extreme, but that’s OK. The important thing is that he will get you thinking about some issues that it’s essential for you to think about.

At an appropriate point I will have to share this video with my students. Then maybe I’ll write a longer post about where I think Godin is right and where I think he’s wrong. More right than wrong.


Categories: Teaching & Learning