"The free play of art is the result of mastery. " --Ernst Fischer, The Necessity of Art

"Children are likely to live up to what you believe of them." --Ladybird Johnson

"...a well-trained ear, a well-trained intelligence, a well-trained heart, and a well-trained hand...." --Zoltan Kodaly


TED Talk

Have you heard this TED talk?

Adora is 12 years old, and an advocate of listening to children's ideas and learning from kids. She speaks with clarity and humor, offering good thoughts such as this:

"It is imperative to create opportunities for children so that we can grow up and blow you away...kids need opportunities to lead and succeed....the goal is not to turn kids into your kind of adults, but into better adults than you have been.." (Adora Svitak, TED talk, February 2010)

If you've never listened to a TED talk, this would be a great introduction to the amazing world of TED speakers. If you're a regular TED listener, this one's well worth the 8 minutes it takes for Adora to convey her ideas.

(I'd love to know what you think about the talk, and about her ideas--if you'd like to make a comment.)


The Svitaks said...

Thank you Karla for posting Adora's talk. Adora also teaches students everyday and you can find many of her sessions from these links.Adora's videos: http://tinyurl.com/svitak
More on Adora : http://fur.ly/9u5
Thank you very much for sharing Adora's message.

Karla said...

Thank you, Svitak family! I'm planning to share this info at school--many of our children would both learn from, and be inspired by, Adora's ideas. The additional information is a great resource. Thank you!