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Mitch Harrison

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I need a TED icebreaker video! How do I get someone hooked?

I strongly feel like exposing high school and college students could really change our future, because we are the future. I find, however, showing someone a video with someone talking about statistics or dependence on oil doesn't particularly peak the interest of most of my fellow students. I need a talk that is exciting or up-beat or something! I want to get my generation's foot in the TED door. Maybe we can start spreading all of these "ideas worth spreading"!


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  • May 28 2012: Sir Ken Robinsons talk about how School Kill Creativity.

    When I heard it I was thrilled to hear a world expert talk about the profoundly damaging aspect of western education that is predominantly science based (conform and compete) over creative curriculums that nurture lateral thinking and song, dsnce and movement (explore and expand).
    Sir Kens talk resonated very much with a piece I wrote many years ago after meeting so many lost poets, traumatised visionaries, paralysed dancers and magicians with mental ilness in homeless shelters and refuges. Here is the story of how the education system creates so many of traumatised "Magical Children in Exile" who believe "I am not creative"

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