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These are people I find inspirational and sites I find useful as I research my question 'How do I help children learn to live loving, satisfying, productive and worthwhile lives in my role as a senior educational psychologist?'

I really must get round to sorting this page - getting too long to load. Anyhow in the meantime parking another inspiration I dont want to loose.

Ken Robinson, Sugata Mitra and Scott Klemmer - the world service programme caught my attention http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02qm95w


Joseph Stiglitz - economist

Edna Adan Ismail - Somalia's First Lady

Geoff Palmer - from being assessed as educationally sub normal to becoming world leading scientist

Mario Capecchi Nobel Prize winner

Onesmo ole-MoiYoi 'I was't good at caring for cows...'

Daniel Kahneman - Nobel Prize winner

Reaching Life long goals

There is no natural order to this and I will reorder this page as I need to. I find that going over old ground with new eyes very useful; maybe you will find the same if you are looking for the latest additions as they are not in any one place.

Steve Jobs communicates the spirit of what I am wanting to say even though he might have not embodied values that resonate with me



What is success? Alain de Botton's TED talk is worth watching



An excellent explanation of living theory by Jack Whitehead. Go to his channel on YouTube for more - and you can subscribe

Dave Egger's TED talk: Once upon a school




For a flow of life-affirming energy and sheer pleasure this takes a lot of beating - the amazing musicality of this child is an added bonus

What is it to live a loving, satisfying, productive and worthwhile life? I was excited to see this TED presentation by Csikszentmihaly



Change your mind about the importance of carrot stick motivation - values as a bases for living a productive and satisfying life at work is more successful for developing a successful business as well as society!



 Stand By Me - around the world on vimeo

Attention grabbing way of communicating - watch the lot, only short, and you will see what I mean


 Ken Robinson talking at the RSA about his book The Element, which is more than doing something you find easy or are good at. It is finding your passion and working at it.

 Author Elizabeth Gilbert muses at TED on the impossible things we expect from artists and geniuses -- and shares the radical idea that, instead of the rare person "being" a genius, all of us "have" a genius. It's a funny, personal and surprisingly moving talk.



 How do you know what you can do til you have done it? Try watching this - 'Jose Antonio Abreu is the charismatic founder of a youth orchestra system that has transformed thousands of kids' lives in Venezuela. Here he shares his amazing story and unveils a TED Prize wish that could have a big impact in the US and beyond.'



This video clip off YouTube might not be the best lyrics or the best music you have ever come across but I find it inspiring and thanks to Dan for telling me about it. Reminds me why I am doing what I am doing - helping all children remember they are wonderful and they can make their unique wonderful contribution to the world. I have left this up despite some sorry sole having it blocked.


 This one 'A tale of two brains' by Mark Gungor, resonates. I dont often find gender stereotypes helpful but this one is thought provoking while keeping in mind that sometimes what makes us laugh is reality exagerated beyond what is real.



 'Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice -- and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.' I think she offers more than a warning, I think she illustrates the power of telling stories for individuals and collectives such as nations, that are generative rather than blighting.


The power to move through art


And sometimes an inspiration comes from another species although I cant understand why the humans sound as though they are enjoying. I would have been concerned for the cat.


If you havent watched Mr Holland's Opus I can recommend it. The whole lot is on YouTube starting with part 1 you will find the rest of the play list










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