Welcome to our class blog! For the first post I have provided two videos from the website of an international nonprofit organization called TED. TED serves as a forum for spreading ideas around the world. Both of these videos are lectures, but both speakers are very entertaining and I promise they will be worth your time. Sir Ken Robinson's talk is about radically altering the education system to serve creativity, not only in America but worldwide. The second link is for Dan Pink's talk about motivation. Perhaps some of the ideas that come from this blog will prove his argument. Once unleashed from academic 'carrots', like we are in this blog, will your own creativity respond in new ways to the same academic material?
Feel free to discuss one of the talks, both, or none at all. Also feel free to share other articles, videos, or other things you find interesting that relate to the discussion. If the links don't work for you just go to www.ted.com. In the search bar type 'ken robinson says schools kill creativity' and 'dan pink on the surprising science of motivation.'