I came across this video on the TED website last week. I just wanted to share it! It speaks volumes for itself.
All I can say is when you believe in children and teach them that they can do something - then what is to hold them back?
This video highlights the beauty of what can happen when we have faith in children – when teachers give them sole responsibility and allow them to lead their own learning.
I don’t know about you, but for children who were ‘designing solutions to a diverse range of problems’, and within this 32 children who managed to prevent 16 child marriages, is clear evidence that this is something children excel in – when given the opportunity.
Educators have to shift the power balance that currently lies within education, across all sectors.
“If not us, then who? If not now, then when?”
Please feel free to comment – I’d love to hear your thoughts on this!