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Posts tagged 'children'

Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids

Wednesday, April 7th, 2010

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.

Change the World: Read a Book

Friday, September 25th, 2009

I spent most of this week driving around rural New Zealand visiting schools. These are the lowest 'decile' schools in the country, that is, these schools have been assessed as having the most challenges and the least community resources. I've been visiting them to talk with the children about my life and work in Afghanistan […]

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