"A three year old is not half a six year old." said Sir Ken Robinson
. We are flailing and failing to support children's unique gifts and talents. We are anesthetizing kids with ADD/ADHD drugs instead of waking them up so they can ably lead us toward a sustainable future.
These ideas came from Sir Robinson's talk that recommends we Revolutionize Education. What is even more incredibly impactful is what RSA animate did with Sir Ken Robinson's presentation on Changing the Paradigm on Education.
Sir Robinson calls the millions of medicated children who are labelled "disordered" a "fictitious epidemic." He likens the prescriptions for ADD, ADHD
, to the kind of "medical fashion" we used a decade and more ago when tonsils were removed as regularly a sore throat was diagnosed.
Prescriptions for ADHD have risen in direct relationship to standardized testing, and increase as you move east in the U.S., ending at Washington D.C. which has one of the highest number of prescriptions for learning disorders..
We are urged to stop anesthetizing our children so that they can get through school. Otherwise, children will attain degrees, but not the kind of thinking necessary to create a sustainable future.
Sir Robinson's ability to teach rather than rage about this topic, makes his contribution highly accessible, understandable and helpful.
children, education, enlightenment, health, imagination, inspiration, leadership, transformation, values
ADD, ADHD, drugs, education, Epidemic