The following is the promo comment for the Sir Ken Robinson's follow up talk to his 2006 TED talk (which I posted on an earlier blog entry). Doesn't this sound very familiar? A lot like what New Zealand schools have been aiming at for some time, although perhaps not so much any more with the introduction of National Standards.
'In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.'
Take 15 minutes to have a look. It's well worth it!