Changing Paradigms

… is it possible? Sir Ken Robinson makes very valid points…

If you are not prepared to be wrong, you will never be able to come up with anything original ~ Sir Ken Robinson

How true is that?!
In a world where insecurity is at its highest
… where fear of tomorrow runs rampant
… where the chains of yesterday keeps us captive, unknowingly
… where the need for change (not Obama-style Change) and shifting paradigms is of even greater importance than ever
because our children suffer the price of our unwillingness to do it differently.

We must be willing to do things wrong to figure out how to do what’s right.
We’ve just become complacent with what IS and continue to fight for that way of living.

The last few weeks, I’ve been thinking about the last decade:
It started off with everyone on edge, fearful, afraid – Y2K was going to bring everyone and everything, people and infrastructure to its knees.
Just as we started to put that behind us, the world did come to a halt, fell to its knees with 9/11
Pointing fingers, laying blame, going to war during a most heightened time of fear, anger, sickness and tears…
Spiraling the world into chaos, instability and extremes.
And its been stuck in that abyss ever since.
People holding onto whatever sense of security, stability and ‘truths’ imposed onto them just to get out of bed to face the day.
Hit repeat and round and round we go again, day in day out.

Its time.
For real change…
And we need to start somewhere
So why not start with our children
With what and how we ‘educate’ them
From the labels we put on them to how we stifle their growth teach them
I loved Sir Ken Robinson’s thoughts and vision…
Starting with education and the process to which we educate.
Because it really does start there, doesn’t it?

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About ~KC~
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3 Responses to Changing Paradigms

  1. Buck says:

    Sir Ken DOES have valid points, particularly about medicating kids. This is a fertile field for comment, and the potential for my comment being larger than your post is great. But I shall restrain myself.

    First: just an observation. My ex- is home schooling my 13 year old, and I support that with some reservations, which mostly concern her crunchy granola academic frickin’ liberalism (her day job is playing an English prof at a largish state university), which will influence the boy’s outlook and priorities in life. But a PUBLIC education would prolly be worse.

    Second: A classical education served me VERY well. I use this term in the context of someone who went to elementary/high school in the ’50s and very early ’60s, and as someone who only dabbled at college. The context also involves HEAVY doses of the writings of Dead White Men (read as: Western Culture), lots o’ history, and REQUIRED math courses… with ZERO “(blank)-studies.”

    Third: Industrial Arts classes are dead, and they need to be revived. We are running out of competent electricians, plumbers, and carpenters… and most of the Masters of those crafts… the guys who run successful businesses in this space and are now retiring in droves… began their trade with some sort of shop, i.e., Industrial Arts, class. Who’s gonna fix our personal infrastructure when these guys are gone?

    I shall stop here. 🙂

  2. Buck says:

    Oh, one more thing. Unions. They should be outlawed in the public education sector. Period. The root of most, if not all, evil in this space.

  3. Old Iron says:

    -I never understood how the government could have unions in the first place. I mean its not like they have a bottom line that they have to obey or a production schedule to keep, thus no real bargaining stance. I mean doesn’t unionizing kinda defeat the point of what they are doing, working for the people?

    Thinking is hard.

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