What Can Children Teach Adults?

What can adults learn from kids?


Adults certainly don’t have all the answers or all the questions. We don’t have the monopoly on teaching, learning and assessment.

Children can teach the adult world so much – if only sometimes we’d listen and show a willingness to learn from them.

8 years ago Adora Svitak did a TED Talk that quite frankly had many adults spellbound.

She argued that the world needs “childish” thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. It’s an amazing ‘performance’ and one that many adults would struggle to replicate.

Watch this and tell me that we can’t learn anything from children!

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