Why I Arrive Excited Every Day

This past February, at the main TED conference in Long Beach, California, 12 year old Adora Svitak presented on "What adults can learn from kids." You can see the 8 minute presentation here at the following link – . This presentation reaffirmed my inspiration in my desire to help students learn the how to best incorporate digital tools in their lives and the adults try to remember to become more "childish" – risk takers, unafraid of failure and uncertainty.

From the TED Web Site –
Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs "childish" thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids' big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups' willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.

Adora's Biography from TED Web Site –
A prolific short story writer and blogger since age seven, Adora Svitak (now 12) speaks around the United States to adults and children as an advocate for literacy. Full bio and more links

Vinnie Vrotny
Director of Academic Technology, North Shore Country Day School
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"If you have a chance to accomplish something that will make things better for people coming behind you, and you don't do that, you are wasting your time on this earth"

-Roberto Clemente

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