I have to admit that the first time I saw this video I had a small pout session because I was in an anti Seth Godin frame of mind. I had been overwhelmed with a teacher-bashing conversation with lots of Godin’s thoughts from Stop Stealing Dreams being thrown about. However, after cleansing my mental palate and seeing it shared by Dana Watts, I watched this video again and am very glad I did. It is well produced and the ideas that are shared are key for what students are going to need to be able to do to find success in our quickly changing connected world.
Schools do need to change, but they can’t easily do so on their own as they are often a reflection of what their communities want for their students. It seems like public schools are stuck right now in a battle between “I want school to look like what it did when I was a kid” and “My kids are being stifled by school.”