This week, a group of educators and entrepreneurs got together at the Big Ideas Fest to push forward smart, actionable innovations in education. (I’ll report more on the event in the coming week.)
One of the many inspiring talks at the event was given by the 13-year-old wonder-girl Adora Svitak. She’s a superstar, no question — she’s written three books and taught in more than 400 classrooms across the world.
Her TED Talk has been watched more than 1.5 million times. And what she so aptly compels us to do in this talk is think as a two-direction proposition. (Read more about the rewards of role reversal.) “Students should be able to teach teachers,” she says. “Learning should be reciprocal.” And she goes on to show us all the different ways in which grownups have learned from kids.
Another great lesson from a kid.