Happy Holiday Greetings to all of the world’s fabulous Learning Abled Kids and their families!
This holiday season, I’ve seen a lot of great posts, greetings, photos, and more, but one video I watched really stood out from the crowd for me, and I love watching it. SO, as my Christmas eve gift to all of you, please enjoy the uplifting video experience below (be sure to have your sound turned on). I wish I could have been there to witness this first-hand!
May you and your family share bountiful blessings without measure throughout the coming year. You are all in my heart and in my prayers. Warm Wishes for a wonderful Christmas Day and a Happy New Year, Sandy
One of my favorite people to follow in the educational world is Ken Robinson. He is a very intelligent and funny individual who shares meaningful insights about education with the world. I thought I’d share a couple of his videos with you to help give you a different way of thinking about public education, which may help you embrace homeschooling your child as a unique individual. Both are entertaining videos to watch, and I find the second one particularly captivating.
I found this first video as I was researching Multiple Intelligence theory. In this video, Ken talks about why we need to embrace multiple intelligence theory and how we need to value varied intelligences in our children. The beginning seems like it might be just a funny talk, off-topic, but at the two minute mark of the video, Ken begins talking about how his stories relate to creativity and intelligence. The initial stories are funny too, so it is worth listening to the whole video. It WILL make you think more clearly about valuing the skills and intelligences your child exhibits!
Also from Ken Robinson, I like his ideas about changing the educational paradigm. He talks about alienating kids from education in school today, the “epidemic” of ADHD, Creativity, and educating persons without killing their creativity. Homeschooling allows you to focus on your child’s educational needs, his creativity, and providing an education that supports the heart of who he is.
What do you think? Does this make you want to homeschool, transform public education, or stay with the status quo? If nothing else, Ken Robinson provides a lot of food for thought about how we are currently educating the masses of children in the world. I, for one, am for embracing non-conformity and inspiring every child to his or her own level of greatness.