How to escape education's death valley | Sir Ken Robinson

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  • Published: 10 May 2013
  • Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.

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Comments • 4 173

  • sojourn Traveler
    sojourn Traveler  8 hours back

    Dr. Wayne Dyer explained the problems much better than this in a book called
    "The Sky's the Limit " Where he addresses liner Dichotomous thought in all
    institutions. Get a clue and read it.

    • Nathan Teale
      Nathan Teale  10 hours back

      I have an old friend....actually he's very old....he's dead.

      😂😂😂👌 My God this guy needs to do stand up

      • Suhasini M
        Suhasini M  22 hours back

        Brilliantly explained the problem and its possible solution......now y didn't they think of that

        • sojourn Traveler
          sojourn Traveler  8 hours back

          Dr. Wayne Dyer explained the problems much better than this in a book called
          "The Sky's the Limit " Where he addresses liner Dichotomous thought in all
          institutions. You will enjoy the read..

      • Li Hua
        Li Hua  22 hours back

        6 years later, something has happened: its even worse now.

        • Trevor Evenson
          Trevor Evenson  1 days back

          The dropout count is not an accident.

          • Shawn P
            Shawn P  1 days back

            And who do you think holds 99.9% of this power, is hesitant and will resist this change??................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................One word: Teachers.
            The school system was originally designed to pump out "factory workers" and soldier like others have pointed out in other comments, but the modern state in the West(At least in Canada and US) has been taken over by very powerful and self serving unions. They stand to serve their members, and in turn become more powerful themselves. Their whole goal is to increase funding, both through the government and actual members, irregardless of outcome of the students. The LAST thing teachers in the West want is greater autonomy, responsibility, and accountability. This would fly in the face of the rhetoric their unions feed them. And that's not to say that there are a lot of amazing teachers out there that would welcome it. They are just being controlled by a higher power structure.

            • sojourn Traveler
              sojourn Traveler  8 hours back

              Dr. Wayne Dyer explained the problems much better than this in a book called
              "The Sky's the Limit " Where he addresses liner Dichotomous thought in all
              institutions. You will enjoy the read..

          • Jason King
            Jason King  1 days back

            This guy is the best speaker I have ever listened to....

            • Michael Allen
              Michael Allen  1 days back

              The filth that started Standard Oil get's the irony of the Boards of Edubufucation, an iron boot stomping on a human face/mind forever while the moronic slaves pick their boogers and wave their flags every 4th of July.

              • sojourn Traveler
                sojourn Traveler  8 hours back

                This Fed. program he discussed was created by Ronald Reagan
                Dr. Wayne Dyer explained the problems much better than this in a book called
                "The Sky's the Limit " Where he addresses liner Dichotomous thought in all
                institutions. You will enjoy the read..

            • Abel Estifanos
              Abel Estifanos  1 days back

              wait I stand corrected. This is the best Ted Talk I have seen

              • desame suo
                desame suo  2 days back

                This is one of the best I ever viewed.

                • desame suo
                  desame suo  2 days back

                  I've never met real good teacher in real life, but I found good one in book. I never regret that I had dropped out of school. I like studying at home, because I don't have to study what I don't want to study. I can choose what I want to study.

                  • sojourn Traveler
                    sojourn Traveler  8 hours back

                    Dr. Wayne Dyer explained the problems much better than this in a book called
                    "The Sky's the Limit " Where he addresses liner Dichotomous thought in all
                    institutions. You will enjoy the read..

                • DJ S
                  DJ S  2 days back

                  So what exactly do schools need to do differently?

                  • sojourn Traveler
                    sojourn Traveler  8 hours back

                    Dr. Wayne Dyer explained the problems much better than this in a book called
                    "The Sky's the Limit " Where he addresses liner Dichotomous thought in all
                    institutions. You will enjoy the read..

                • Room 111 Photography
                  Room 111 Photography  2 days back

                  Strongly disagree for two reasons: 1. He is talking as if all school districts care and operate in an honor-based system, which is only wishful thinking. Detroit and Chicago would be very eager to implement his ideas, as it would absolve teachers and administrators of any responsibility in a child's learning. 2. His ideas are fully in place at...the University of Phoenix, where degrees are conferred while nothing is taught or learned, an "alternative" university education. Start an I.T.-related business, hire only University of Phoenix graduate coders, and twelve months later tell me all about how you still believe in these ideas.

                  • Harry Gause
                    Harry Gause  2 days back

                    Sir Robinson; Our destruction is called 'Affirmative Action' and 'Diversity'.

                    • Zach M
                      Zach M  2 days back

                      I don't understand why we don't try to teach kids things they want to learn in addition to standardized things. If a kid wants to become an astronaut, why not start formally teaching them how to be an astronaut? Same goes for being a fire fighter or whatever. The best time to teach a kid is when they are young, fresh, and eager to learn. Not when they are exhausted from public schools and trying to get money to survive and establish relationships with each other.

                      • colin newton
                        colin newton  2 days back

                        I now know what was Wong with my education it was stereotyped and I was bored.

                        • Mr Dunning Kruger
                          Mr Dunning Kruger  2 days back

                          Listen well. if you learn this lesson well your lessons will never lessen you … generally speaking my advice is to never add vice.

                          • Lindsay Zipprich
                            Lindsay Zipprich  3 days back

                            Our so-called educational system has become a leftist indoctrination system. They don't want students who can think logically but ones that have been dumbed down.

                            • Big Red
                              Big Red  3 days back

                              I escaped, I resigned as a teacher.

                              • Martin Macdonald
                                Martin Macdonald  3 days back

                                Pretty shallow commentary. Probably most of his audience call themselves teachers, or educators. He must play to his audience.
                                But he is right in saying that kids are different and that kids will not learn unless they have the desire to learn.
                                Vouchers, as in Sweden, would expose kids and parents to more educational choices as new schools vie for 'education' dollars. This one-size-fits-all, McDonald's style system cannot work.

                                • William Hoskins
                                  William Hoskins  3 days back

                                  He gets " IRONY " . Oh my goodness..🤗

                                  • Kevin in Paradise
                                    Kevin in Paradise  3 days back

                                    Awesome, Again

                                    • David K
                                      David K  3 days back

                                      Education requires two things: a will to learn and access to information. It doesn't require high paid teachers or fancy classrooms or expensive equipment or high tech interactive learning labs or any of the other ridiculous frivolities we talk about today. You can't inject knowledge into a child's mind. And it's ridiculous to think that super charismatic, high-energy, fun loving, hip, and overpaid teachers are going to inspire children to inject knowledge into their own minds. And it's even more ridiculous to think that fancy learning toys and high tech gadgets and endless field trips and activities are going to do it. There's a common denominator among children who are successful in terms of education that transcends race, gender, economic status, and wealth of school district.

                                      • Alexander Halsey
                                        Alexander Halsey  3 days back

                                        YouTube's recommendations have been like hindsight lately... They remind you of the good things in the past and how they can help you now. I keep getting the oldies in my recommendations lol. No complaints though.

                                        • sojourn Traveler
                                          sojourn Traveler  8 hours back

                                          new
                                          Dr. Wayne Dyer explained the problems much better than this in a book called
                                          "The Sky's the Limit " Where he addresses liner Dichotomous thought in all
                                          institutions. You will enjoy the read..

                                      • SUCH Developments
                                        SUCH Developments  3 days back

                                        So true, well said

                                        • John Marsden
                                          John Marsden  3 days back

                                          I totally agree with this gentleman!

                                          • Elisabeth Rødahl Meese

                                            does it mean take care of the dog?

                                            • Kai Johnson
                                              Kai Johnson  3 days back

                                              You think this dude is good lmao you should watch some George carlin. This guy just stol all his ideas from Carlin it seems.

                                              • Grant Morgan
                                                Grant Morgan  3 days back

                                                Go to the 8:00 minute mark in the video of Craig Ferguson giving a speech at the White House Correspondents Dinner. It's funny to think that Mr. Sir Ken Robinson MIGHT have watched that video, laughed at the exact same joke, held it in his mind, and then whipped it out 5 years later in front of a TED crowd. But what do I know.


                                                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=42Jo2yRJt1Y

                                                • katewerk
                                                  katewerk  3 days back

                                                  A stream of buzz phrases punctuated with funny anecdotes. Nothing new here.

                                                  • JDave Foster
                                                    JDave Foster  3 days back

                                                    The reason is cultural, not educational. Cultures that denigrate learning will avoid the best teaching in the world.

                                                    • Billder Inbaja
                                                      Billder Inbaja  3 days back

                                                      Most people get it. As adults, the teachers we remember are not those who were "nice", but those who were inspiring, and often tough. We learned because they made us want to learn. America has lost this teacher-independence. How do we get it back?

                                                      • Joe Hinton
                                                        Joe Hinton  3 days back

                                                        Tell that to Portland where math is racist.

                                                        • Nora Dawn
                                                          Nora Dawn  4 days back

                                                          Brilliant

                                                          • gary stevenson
                                                            gary stevenson  4 days back

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                                                              • RID COMICS
                                                                RID COMICS  4 days back

                                                                This great thinker is a breath of fresh air, and even better........ a breath of common sense.

                                                                • Ivor Neil Coward-Brand

                                                                  inspirational

                                                                  • Dave Gill
                                                                    Dave Gill  4 days back

                                                                    Americas education system is being ruined on purpose. It doesnt work because it isn't supposed to. Children are not taught real life skills but acts as a prison or a box for their minds, to think like a group or be ridiculed. It is a mass brainwashing scheme to wipe out individuality. America was hijacked by Freemasons and they have backed the revolutions and the communism that ruined Russia , Western Europe, the rest of the free and Sovereign world including China, North Korea and Cuba as later examples. Communism and its revolutions was funded and armed from America all along. Americas leadership stinks. If you are a Freemason then you just don't know any better. Also all top monopoly owners in this world are Freemasons. The World Bank and world finance also ran by freemasons. The British Government that also funded and armed communism in Russia is Freemasonic. The Queen of England is a Freemason, as well as her sons and grandsons. The education system is the perfect place to start indoctrinating and brainwashing youth to accept the lies of the Masonic State. End of story.

                                                                    • Myfanwy McLean
                                                                      Myfanwy McLean  4 days back

                                                                      unpredictable life

                                                                      • Myfanwy McLean
                                                                        Myfanwy McLean  4 days back

                                                                        I need the life I need, then I will settle...until my next need.

                                                                        • DrCruel
                                                                          DrCruel  5 days back

                                                                          The real problem in the US is that American public schools are run by organized crime syndicates masquerading as teacher unions.

                                                                          • sojourn Traveler
                                                                            sojourn Traveler  8 hours back

                                                                            yes
                                                                            Dr. Wayne Dyer explained the problems much better than this in a book called
                                                                            "The Sky's the Limit " Where he addresses liner Dichotomous thought in all
                                                                            institutions. You will enjoy the read..

                                                                        • A Believer
                                                                          A Believer  5 days back

                                                                          So plausible.... However, AI is coming to sort out the errors in learning... Transgender is a gateway for transhuman... The point in time a human stop being human. This is already written in the bible, the mark of the beast is signing out in regards to how God made you

                                                                          • Selestine Bow
                                                                            Selestine Bow  5 days back

                                                                            British are really funny!

                                                                            • Sherry Burns
                                                                              Sherry Burns  5 days back

                                                                              Horribly regrettable he ends with a qoute from someone who sacrificed children. Look it up. Their bones were found beneath his house. He was in the Hellfire Club.

                                                                              • sojourn Traveler
                                                                                sojourn Traveler  2 hours back

                                                                                Thanks for doing the research.
                                                                                Peace and Shalom

                                                                              • Sherry Burns
                                                                                Sherry Burns  4 hours back

                                                                                @sojourn Traveler ok I looked it up and now they're saying he rented the house to an anatomist who was illegally doing autopsies then burying the bodies underneath the house.

                                                                              • sojourn Traveler
                                                                                sojourn Traveler  8 hours back

                                                                                Please provide a link to your views.

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                                                                              • thewordrules
                                                                                thewordrules  5 days back

                                                                                I bet all the dislikes are from public school teachers. LOL

                                                                                • Zomby Woof
                                                                                  Zomby Woof  5 days back

                                                                                  President Trump please address our Communist school system. It's the only way to fix America!

                                                                                  • sojourn Traveler
                                                                                    sojourn Traveler  8 hours back

                                                                                    Yes he could do it in just a few minutes as it was established by Ronald Reagan executive order . There are several things he could do this way but he does not.