TED.com have just put up another great new article about what we can all learn from classrooms in the developing world.
It features Adam Braun – whose fantastic Pencils of Promise book is a definite book for your reading list – and also Sugata Mitra – who did the computer rooms in the schools we worked with in Hyderabad(!) – and also Professor James Tooley‘s Omega schools also make an appearance (I’d love to get out and see those schools one day!)
People always ask from where do I get my energy? and on the Genki English side of things it is always from working in schools and projects like this. The kids over there are *amazing* and are always so, so positive with huge smiles the whole day long.
So have a read and let me know what you learned in the comments! 🙂
P.S. Yes, we’re still waiting for my TEDx talk to get uploaded. They have assured me that it will be soon, but … with all the articles like this that are very anti-teacher (which I can understand 🙂 ) I wonder if my pro-teacher stance in my talk has anything to do with it??