The Element

by Katie Ledger on May 29, 2009 · 2 comments

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If you want to hear why I was raving about Sir Ken Robinson – give yourself a treat and listen to his talk the other day in London. Also while you are at it, take a look at his TED talk – its been downloaded over a million times.


This is a man in his Element.

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1 Justice June 4, 2009 at 3:26 am

Hi, I am so glad I finally located other ‘fans’ of Sir Ken Robinson and his ideas. I used to be a machine operator in the engineering industry the in north of England. That was 25 years ago. Since that time, I have been to university, got two degrees to help me teach my language, and have taught English in 7 different countries. I have two books published, had a plethora of other stuff published, and a ton of writing unpublished or on blogs. At school, my ability to write was encouraged, but of course, coming from a working class family, i had to get an apprenticeship – writing had to wait. Think how fortunate I am to find myself ‘in the zone’, doing what I love – writing.

Sir Ken is absolutely right about education – we need to throw out the Gradgrind model and infuse our youngsters with our own enthusiasm.
Many, many thanks
Rob Fielding

2 Katie Ledger June 4, 2009 at 5:24 am

Hi Rob,
Thanks for your comments. Barrie and I love your story – you have worked in interesting countries and i’m sure had great experiences. Did you always know thats what you wanted to do? and how did you make the break from being a machine operator to going to college?

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