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What adults can learn from kids - Adora Svitak

Please take a few minutes to watch this video. Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs "childish" thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids' big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups' willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.


As I listened to her I felt as if part of her speaking is with regard to losing the ability for childish thinking as we grow into our adult lives. Do we have room for some of the childish thinking that Adora speaks of? I believe so. Perhaps we need more childish thinking to help students keep their creative spark... and maybe even spark some of our own creativity we filed away years ago.


What can you learn from your students with regard to big ideas, creativity, and optimism?


Growing up does not have to mean that we lost touch with our big ideas, creativity, and optimism. Big ideas are what lead to greatness. Creativity will help us fulfill our big ideas. Optimism will keep us all going in the right direction. Start to think #outsideYOURbox and see what happens.


Think. Achieve. Succeed.



JM

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Week at a Glance

Monday: Regular Day

Tuesday: Foundations Team Meeting

Wednesday: AVID College Shirt Day; PTO Meeting Library; Possible Lockdown Drill

Thursday: Possible Lockdown Drill

Friday: Valentines Day; "Food of Minimal Nutritional Value" Day; Carnations delivered to Success Classes

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