Our children are the future. Whether we like it or not, we will cede control to them at some point in our lives. It’s one of those things that makes me believe the investments in education are important, perhaps even more important than some of the other places where we spend money.
This is a great talk from John Hunter, teacher in my native VA. It talks about a game for fourth graders that helps them to learn and understand the world, and in many ways, learn to think about their impact on the world.
Here’s the link: http://www.ted.com/talks/john_hunter_on_the_world_peace_game.html
It’s humorous and inspiring. Someone that recognizes children are not only our future, but that they have perspectives worth listening to.