Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Steve Jobs Tells Us Why Dropping Out Was a Key to Finding His Passion

Death is life's change agent. It clears out the old to make way for the new. -Steve Jobs


I often write about my frustration around data-not passion-driven learning, the narrowing of the curriculum and the new College for all mandate in American schools today as part of the Common Core Standards.  We are not widgets, we are people and we shouldn't all be pushed down the same one-size-fits all path.  


In this video, Steve Jobs reminds us, "The only way to do great work is to love what you do."  "Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life... Don't be trapped by dogma which is living out the life of other people's thinking."  Ed reformers must listen to Job's message and stop forcing our children down a path and start letting them make their own choices for what might be best for them.  


Visionary Steve Jobs shares these ideas in the commencement speech below.  


Don't be sad because it's over. Smile because it happened. -- Dr. Seuss
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