The Principal's Principles

A Middle School Principal, striving to make the world a better place, one day at a time.

Education: Lessons From a Skateboarder

Dr. Tae provides the TED talk of the week, offering his perspective on lessons schools can learn from skateboarding.

I found a lot of interesting points during the video.

– To be willing to learn, you must be willing to fail.
– Learning “hurts” sometimes.
– There are times and skills that you cannot quantify with grades. Either you can do a trick or you cannot, there are no “C+” scores in skateboarding.
– As educators, we pay a lot of attention to what happens in our buildings. Maybe we can learn something about what happens outside our walls.

While we are in the midst of getting ready, Dr. Tae provides some intriguing thoughts to reflect upon as we think about our practices. Well worth watching.


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