Sunday, February 13, 2011

Lend a hand

I think it's fantastic that Sir Ken Robinson is using his influence through social media to share a fantastic blog post by Seth Godin. It's a post that educators and parents could learn from...

I just wish Seth Godin, and others like him who celebrate widespread notoriety in the business world, would would use their influence to help make the world known to education experts such as Linda Darling-Hammond, Deborah Meier, Alfie Kohn, Yong Zhao, Diane Ravitch, Monty Neil, Pasi Sahlberg, and so many more.

While I'm sure Seth Godin would appreciate the Tweet from Sir Ken Robinson, which was retweeted about 100 times, Godin's post was tweeted almost 2000 times without Sir Ken's help.

I'd like us all to challenge those like Seth Godin to use their voice to promote the voices of others who need to be heard. I know too many brilliant blog posts that should get as much or more attention than Godin but go largely unnoticed.


  1. Appreciate this, Joe. There are a lot of voices out there that aren't being heard because of the traffic that overwhelms. I'm not saying those major voices shouldn't be heard, it's just that they're heard plenty without everyone repeatedly sharing the same ones over and over and over again. I'm at fault at this as much as everyone else. Great reminder.

  2. Nice post, Joe. Sometimes it's like we all would like to stand on the shoulders of giants but can't even reach the top of their boots. As much as I get a great deal from those like Sir Ken, more often, I find I get even more from other teachers and administrators that are current practitioners and are making it happen. They may not be luminaries on a global scale like SKR or Daniel Pink, but I think they are luminaries for the great things they do every day.

    Thanks for this.


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