I am absolutely in love with this TED Talk. He exemplifies everything in which I believe, speaks to everything that I think is wrong with schools, and proposes solutions that I believe in. Every time I get discouraged from going after my dream of starting a charter school, I should watch this video.
Chris Lehmann represents all that is right with education. Not only does he preach, he practices. He is applying his methods & achieving groundbreaking results. What I love most is how much he empowers his students to critically think & take action. I strongly feel that our current system of education undermines the ability & potential of our youth. Expectations are too low, based off the standards of the past. Students today now have more access & resources to accomplish what past generations could only dream of. They have the power to change the world. We should treat them as such.
P.S. If you’re not as passionate as Chris Lehmann, get out of education. Now.
P.P.S. Chris Lehmann is one of the organizers for the 140edu Conference next week in NYC. Don’t miss out. I, along with Ariel Norling & other cool cats, will be in attendance. Will you?