Resources

Ken Robinson: Education and learning is an organic process

We have to go from what is essentially an industrial model of education, a manufacturing model, which is based on linearity and conformity and batching people. We have to move to a model that is based more on principles of agriculture. We have to recognize that human flourishing is not a mechanical process; it's an organic process. And you cannot predict the outcome of human development. All you can do, like a farmer, is create the conditions under which they will begin to flourish.
https://www.ted.com/talks/sir_ken_robinson_bring_on_the_revolution?language=en

Peter Gray: The natural medicine of play

Based on his own and others' research, Dr. Peter Gray documents why free play is essential for children's healthy social and emotional development and outlines steps through which we can bring free play back to children's lives.
https://youtu.be/Bg-GEzM7iTk

Rahima Dancy: You are your child’s first teacher

Our actions speak louder than our words with the young child, who cannot help but imitate. Through us, children learn whether or not their initial love and trust in the world were well founded.
https://youtu.be/-EjMggbjoRQ

Documentary: The history of kindergarten

The documentary we are working on which tells the story about the history of Kindergarten and how our educational system got to where we are today.
https://vimeo.com/166094667

Daniel Goleman: Emotional intelligence predicts success in life

Daniel Goleman, psychologist and award-winning author of Emotional Intelligence and other books on EI, challenges traditional measures of intelligence as a predictor of life success. Incorporating findings from neuroscience, Goleman will show why we need three kinds of focus: inner, for self-awareness; other, for the empathy that builds effective relationships - to help improve habits, add new skills, and sustain excellence.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTfYv3IEOqM

Howard Gardner: The theory of multiple intelligence

Howard Gardner of Harvard has identified eight distinct intelligences. This theory has emerged from recent cognitive research and documents the extent to which students possess different kinds of minds and therefore learn, remember, perform, and understand in different ways.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oY2C4YgXm7I

Alan Watts: What would you do if money were no object?

In this short remix video, British philosopher and writer Alan Watts tells his students to do what they love, otherwise they will waste their time doing things they don’t like doing. By doing what they desire, they will soon become a master at it and the money will follow.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=khOaAHK7efc

 

 

Robert Fulghum: All I really need to know I learned in kindergarten

Based on Robert Fulghum's best-selling book - All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten - Kindergarten takes a funny, insightful, heartwarming look at what is profound in everyday life.
https://www.goodreads.com/work/quotes/2399046-all-i-really-need-to-know-i-learned-in-kindergarten