Wednesday, May 26, 2010


05.26.10, originally uploaded by colemama.

More blooms to share ... the pink hibiscus are so vibrant against the bright blue skies that I can't resist highlighting them! Indeed their vibrancy brings optimism and can transform an overall mediocre (or even a bad) day!

A new Sir Ken Robinson (TED) video has gone viral recently -- at least with the educational technology oriented folks! As usual, he doesn't pull any punches (though with a jolly sense of humor) in admonishing the current state of education and the need to *transform* not 'reform' the system. As an educator for more than 30 years, it is both disconcerting to even be at this stage of need and exciting to be part of the transformation, however slowly moving! My impatience surely shows an urgency for change...but the need goes back to the early 1980's report, A Nation At Risk. Robinson's choice of 'agricultural' as the word to describe the organic model of revolutional learning is in contrast though to the need for future/forward thinking IMHO...Naples, FL

1 comment:

  1. This is beautiful. I enjoyed Sir Ken Robinson's video - he is a bit glib, but at least gets people thinking. It's hard to be pushing for transformation only to see government (here at least) going backwards.