Bring on the Learning Revolution!

In a sequel to his talk on how schools kill creativity, Sir Ken Robinson urges society to create schools where kids’ natural talents are recognized and nurtured.
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Creativity expert Sir Ken Robinson challenges the way we're educating our children. He champions a radical rethink of our school systems, to cultivate creativity and acknowledge multiple types of intelligence.

In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish..


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Sir Ken Robinson

The annual TED conference held in Long Beach is a gathering of some of the world's most innovative thinkers who come to share and communicate their ideas. Videos of the speakers are available online at

For more information about Sir Ken Robinson, visit his website.



The above resources accompany the October 2010 YES! Education Connection Newsletter

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