I love listening to Sir Ken Robinson. And last night in person was fantastic. He has a lovely way of reminding me to focus on my own passion; by being passionate in what I do can be the start of a domino effect.
Sir Ken is wonderfully entertaining; he seamlessly embeds his sense of humour in an important message for education: change will happen when people’s behaviours change. The change must come from the bottom up where there is honour for teachers. The message I am taking away: to students, the school (admin) is the entire education system; if you change practice for those kids, you have changed the system. I have a vision for changed practice where bells are bygones, curricular areas are blended and students learn in groups according to passion rather than by age.
Sir Ken spoke of finding your sweet spot; as I golfer I am totally in tune to the impact of finding that spot. When everything comes together, whether in golf, marriage, career or hobby, the sweet spot is the euphoria of all your efforts being in synchrony. Our challenge as educators is to support those around us to find their sweet spot.
Gandhi reminds us to be the change you want to see; Sir Ken demands we get on and do it.