Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids (TED)

Recently, I have been having a great time wandering through a series of TED talks presented by young adolescents.  I’ll share a few of them in the coming weeks.

Today, I want to encourage you to watch a captivating talk by Adora Svitak.

 “Kids can be full of inspiring aspirations and helpful thinking”

“Kids aren’t hampered as much by thinking about why not to do things.”

‘The students should teach their teachers… learning between grown-ups and kids should be reciprocal.”

Adora challenged me to reflect on the degree to which I allow my students to be exploratory in my classroom – not just in ways that I allow, but in ways that I cannot anticipate, plan for or, even more challenging, in ways where I might learn from them.

To what extent is your classroom deeply, scarily exploratory?