I’m going to share two seemingly unconnected videos. The first one I found by searching for the origin of this story, which I have been thinking about recently, after hearing it years ago:
The second one is Ramsey Musallam’s TEDTalk,
What brought these together for me was that in both cases the underlying message seemed to be that simplicity is often overlooked.
I’m perplexed by the complicated nature of delivering an education to students these days. We spend so much time feeding the bureaucratic machinery, following policy, meeting requirements, and complicating simple tasks, that we can forget what is really important.
As Einstein says, “Make everything as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
Rule #1 – Curiosity comes first.
Rule #3 – Practice reflection.
If I could be so bold as to add one more rule to Ramsey Musallam’s:
Rule #4 – Remember that learning should be a fun!
Keep it simple.