Sir Ken Robinson has had a place on my list of favorites since I was introduced to his book, The Element, in 2009. Every time I read, watch or listen to Sir Ken Robinson I feel inspired and optimistic.
I agree with Sir Ken Robinson's belief that education is about finding each person's passion. Education is not a cookie cutter process because humans are not cookie cutter creations. We are each uniquely created and influenced by our environment and our peers.
An educational environment that is best for one student is not best for another. Successfully educating students requires knowledge, creativity, and commitment to each unique child. A student must be in a relaxed environment to learn and create. A relaxed and inspired brain learns.
In the past, within hours of reading, seeing or hearing Sir Ken Robinson's work, my bubble of optimism began to deflate. I would realize that the changes needed to improve education were too vast. Vast change takes time and we have a generation that can't wait.
My desire to do something now led to EdNavigators . Through EdNavigators, I help students, on an individual basis, to discover their passions, navigate their educational paths, overcome roadblocks**, and move toward their dreams.