Is traditional education killing innovation? | Bubli Dandiya | TEDxBocaRaton

Everything evolves — transportation, technology, even how we process information, but it seems traditional teaching methods in schools has not changed in decades. Is it time for the “one-size-fits-all” educational system to change?

Today’s learning needs to adapt to be exciting and stimulating, and equip students with lifelong “learning tools” and “confidence” versus a rigid curriculum. Learn why focusing on the growth of the student as a “whole,” rather than just the rigors of academia, can help these developing human beings achieve their full potential.

Bubli Dandiya was born and raised in India where she received a Master’s degree in English. Soon after she got married, she moved to Zambia with her husband who is a physician and found a job teaching English at the University of Lusaka. Their next stop was the UK. In her words, “My husband has always had the travel bug and I followed him happily wherever his work took him.” Germany was their next stop.

His ultimate dream was to practice medicine in the U.S. By 1981 they set up home in N.Y. where she had her first brush with Montessori and fell in love with it. She promptly found a job at a Montessori school where she worked for 3 years. Subsequently, she took the training herself. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community.

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