Animation + Sir Ken Robinson = Awesome

Back in July 2009, while I was working at Blackboard, I was called into an emergency meeting just before BbWorld 2009 was set to start. We were already onsite, maybe a day or two out from the event.

Sir Ken Robinson, our opening keynote speaker, was ill. He would not be able to attend. Cue event planner heart attack.

Luckily we were able to get a substitute speaker at the (very) last minute. Seth Godin stepped in and spoke to our audience. I didn’t actually get to see Mr. Godin speak that day, but I was lucky enough to see him speak at Educause 2011.

But 3 years later, I still haven’t seen Sir Robinson speak. So I found this animation fascinating and I’m more eager than ever to hear him speak in person. Take 11 minutes and watch – this is worth your time! It certainly made me think.

We’re getting our children through education by anesthetizing them. I think we should be doing the exact opposite. We shouldn’t be putting them to sleep, we should be waking them up to what they have inside of themselves.”

Thanks to Karen Yoshino, my old Bb colleague, who shared this on Pinterest where it caught my attention!

3 responses to “Animation + Sir Ken Robinson = Awesome

  1. This is great (as is Ken’s point of view), thank you! p.s. Lauree (@SimplyLeap) relayed some great feedback from you re: my role as one of What’sNextDC’s emcees. Thank you for your comments. Would you mind if I shared those few sentences on my blog’s speaker page?

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