Adora Svitak’s video titled What Adults Can Learn From Kids, is an astonishingly inspiration speech about the importance of embracing our inner childhood through our adult years and not looking down upon or setting lower expectations for children. She says the world needs more “childish” thinking—bold ideas, wild creativity, higher optimism, and that grownups need to have more willingness to learn from children and appreciate their opinions. By using an example from a glassblowing company, she explains that children’s ideas need to be taken more seriously. The company claims that their best and most creative figures come from children who attend their workshops. Kids don’t set limit on dreams or expectations for themselves or about their ideas, so their creations are the most inventive. Adora has been reading and writing voraciously since the age of three. At seven, her mother bought her a Dell laptop in which she utilized to construct over 250,000 words including poetry, short stories, and observations about the world. She is also a world renowned author. I think TED talks could be used in the classroom to motivate students about learning and setting high expectations for themselves. The high variety of topics covered on the site also makes it a valuable resource for teaching lessons and difficult concepts in the classroom.
- Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids | Video on TED.com
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