“When students say they want to change the world, listen.” ~ Angela Maeirs
Are you doing a unit on Jobs this year in your classroom? Will you be asking your students to talk to you about what they want “to be” when they grow up? What can you as a teacher (or parent) do to support your students’ goals and dreams? Is it your job to encourage kids to have something to “fall back on”, or should you be doing everything in your power to support kids’ passions no matter how wild and wacky their ideas may be?
Here is a video (below) and an article that may help you rethink how you talk to kids about jobs and careers. And check out this TED Talk about fostering creative confidence.
“I didn’t used to like to write because my teachers made me write about butterflies and rainbows, and I wanted to write about skiing.” ~ Logan LaPlante
Will one of your students make a huge difference in the world because one adult believed in their big idea? Will you be that one adult?
Here’s another inspiring kid to add to the list. Check out Maya’s Ideas 4 the Planet! http://blog.ted.com/2014/01/27/maya-penn-entrepreneur/
There really are no limits as to what kids can do!
And check out this post on TED Ed Clubs. There are “billions of minds teeming with uninhibited creativity.”
Very inspiring. Thanks for the link, Tara!