Mind shift about learning is needed!

After watching the following speech of Will Richardson I couldn’t agree more:

It has to be about:

  • learning and becoming a life-long learner!
  • preparation for life, not for tests!
  • allowing students to find and live for those passions for whatever they are.
  • allowing students to choose their teachers.
  • having a PLN (Personal Learning Network) and choosing own teachers.
  • accepting and embracing that learning is just different to how we experienced it.
  • embracing that information and knowledge is everywhere.
  • letting the students inquire, collaborate, solving problems, taking actions and sharing their thinking with the world.

Here is Will Richardson Blog or follow him on Twitter @willrich45! He obviously also wrote a book called Why School? although I haven’t read it (yet).

3 thoughts on “Mind shift about learning is needed!

  1. Jeff Utecht

    One of my mentors and an all around great guy and deep thinker….I agree…he’s worth following.

  2. Vivian

    You know your life has shifted when you wake up at 5 am with insomnia and what do I do? I look at my RSS to see what new posts have been put up by my Coetail Cohorts. I get a dose of inspiration and then I’m ready to go back to bed!

    I LOVED this video. Thanks for sharing. There are so many quotes in it that I need to go back to hear again so I can write them down.

    Here is one of my favourites, “Do we want our kids being prepared for their futures by a system that has not fundamentally changed for the last 125 years?”

    The implications of that question are huge.

    1. Verena Zimmer Post author


      I had to watch it two times to process it and watched it a third time together with my boyfriend. Yes, he has a lot of great thoughts in his speech. Let’s spread the word!
      Have a great weekend!


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