Learn from Home: Community Infoby Keshav Dhandhania
Who's it for? School students who are unsatisfied with the quality / pace at which they are learning at school, or with the quality / topic of discussions they have with school friends. Mentors are welcome too!
Who's it not for? If you are not a school student (and don't intend to mentor school kids) you probably won't find things interesting in this community. If you are a school student and you find your school experience to be satisfactory both in terms of the quality of teaching and in terms of the interaction with your peers, then again you probably won't find this community adding much value to your life.
What can I do here? Discuss your favorite physics concepts, chemistry experiments, mind-boggling puzzles, math problems, and even things school never talks about. If something doesn't make sense, ask the community. If you find something awesome, share with the community.
Community name: 'Learn from Home' is a play on 'Work from Home'. We welcome name suggestions for the community, we're looking for something more fun.
Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?by Keshav Dhandhania
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
This is the most popular TED video of all time with more than 10 million views. I'm kind of scared to try and summarize this talk because I don't want to mess it up, but I'll give it a try. He makes the case that kids are born creative, and that they are educated out of it. And this happens because of the stigma associated with making mistakes in school and in our workplaces. Moreover, the education system was designed during the industrial age and although the world has changed a lot since then, the subjects that are given most importance are still the ones which are most useful during the industrial age (i.e. no importance to arts). Also, did I say, he's hilarious!