Monday, July 13, 2009

Passion for education

After reading Mr. Jarrod Lamshed's post "Finding the Passion" at I became very inspired by his and Sir Ken Robinson's words. Mr. Lamshed made a lot of great points on how he was a sync about passion until he found his own, then he got it. He also talks about how when his students got passionate about their work their effort and excitability went up.

Sir Ken Robinson's video was amazing. I really loved how he Incorporated entertainment with education about the future. Getting an education degree in English myself I never did stop to think about having Shakespeare in my class. It was funny to me how he could bring something up and show how if someone had told Shakespeare to stop writing how our literature would be totally changed as we know it. His main point is that we are supposed to educate children for the future even though we don't even know what the future has in store. by doing this teachers need to be on the cutting edge of technology and learning capabilities. He asks the question, "Why do we not teach dance like we do math?" This is also something I am wondering being a student of music over half my life I know that I couldn't be the person I am today without it. I wonder about the children that are cheated by the system. How can we make it up to them creatively to show them that it is OK to show this side of them.

In the future their are going to be quite a few people that have degrees. What is going to set these people away from everyone else. What is going to be the difference in them? How are these people going to be eligible for jobs more so than the person right next to them. Without creativity and individual thought these people are going to be the same and the job market is going to be less competitive and the economy could slump. It is up to us as educators to enhance children's creativity and still be readily educating them for the future.

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