This is simply a MUST watch for all educators. The reason why I'm quickly putting it on now is that it echoes what teachers at the August OUP training days came up with. Actually, in one of the groups of about thirty eight teachers, if you'd been present when we were fuming about too much homework, the grading system, the focus on passing tests and 'achieving results'... long list, you would have smelt the air burning. That's how strongly these English teachers felt about it. And the process continued in the other two groups of teachers - so Sir Ken Robinson is speaking on behalf of the 100 plus teachers I worked with this week. Hurray!
For those of you who are not yet familiar with TED talks, here's a quick tip. You can choose to watch it with subtitles either in Hungarian or in English, as you wish.
Enjoy and let us know what you think about it in relation to your teaching.