Picture of Seth Goden speakin on stage at Tedx Youth. He is holding a small alphabet block.

STOP STEALING DREAMS: Seth Godin

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What is school for? We must find a new purpose for school.

What is school for? This is the question and Seth weaves a story to explain how we got here and why we must be courageous enough to confront the reality of our school system as it currently exists.

One of the most striking points in this talk is how we have been taught to fear being wrong, to comply, to be obedient so that we will be employable for an industrial society. Obedience is not the same thing as being respectful to ourselves and to others. He also speaks about the impact of technology in education, technology “links us all” by making knowledge accessible to all.

It is time to stop teaching children as though they lack the ability to think and problem solve in new and interesting ways. This video is from 2012, and the work of transforming our world continues to unfold.

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