ARticles

School Reform for Rural America, by Dan Fishman (Education Next)

Small-Town Story, by Brian Hayes (American Scientist)

Rural & geographically disadvantaged youth, (Salto-Youth Inclusion Resource Centre)

Inclusion and Diversity Strategy for Youth, (Salto-Youth Inclusion Resource Centre)

Youth-Powered Hopes Drive Howard Ahead: A small town in South Dakota has become a model of community planning, thanks to an inspired high school assignment and continued leadership of local youth, by Julie Ardery (The Daily Yonder: Keep It Rural)

VIDEOS

Changing Education Paradigms (11:41), This RSA Animate was adapted from a talk given at the RSA by Sir Ken Robinson, world-renowned education and creativity expert and recipient of the RSA's Benjamin Franklin award. (Watch this lecture in full, 55:20)

Emilie Wapnick: Why Some of Us Don't Have One True Calling (12:26), What do you want to be when you grow up? Well, if you're not sure you want to do just one thing for the rest of your life, you're not alone. In this illuminating talk, writer and artist Emilie Wapnick describes the kind of people she calls "multipotentialites" — who have a range of interests and jobs over one lifetime. Are you one?

Elizabeth Gilbert: Flight of the Hummingbird–The Curiosity Driven Life (28:45), Eat, Pray, Love author Elizabeth Gilbert does something she thought she would ever do in her SuperSoul Session… she’s actually speaking out AGAINST passion! Elizabeth takes us on a curious flight explaining why sometimes not having a passion can lead to an even more fulfilling life. Is your curiosity piqued?

PEOPLE

Sir Ken Robinson, Sir Ken Robinson, PhD is an internationally recognized leader in the development of creativity, innovation and human resources in education and in business. "If you're not prepared to be wrong, you'll never come up with anything original."

BOOKS

The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything, by Sir Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica

Creative Schools: The Grassroots Revolution That’s Transforming Education, by Sir Ken Robinson and Lou Aronica