“What is school for? If you’re not asking that, you’re wasting time and money.” –-Seth Godin
Seth Godin is someone who I admire… a lot. I’ve been following his blog for four years, have read many of his books (Permission Marketing is my favorite), watched most of his videos and listened to countless interviews.
What’s the big deal? Why should you care? Because Seth has a truly unique way of articulating his ideas so that you can use them to better help your child grow up in this world. He illuminates many of the dark corners that often go unnoticed. He has a way of writing pithy content which, although he is known as a “marketer,” can be applied to all sorts of domains, including education.
Seth is also a giver. He does good for the world and is humble about it. He gives back in interesting and creative ways.
Here, I created an index of most of Seth’s content relevant to education. Please refer to this article as often as you’d like in order to make your way through his body of work in this area. I think it’s that important! Oh, and if I left anything out, email me through the contact page and I’ll add it.
Thanks Seth, for your rich contribution to our children.
1. Stop stealing dreams (what is school for?) PDF By Seth Godin – This is the PDF document to Seth’s 98 page ebook/manifesto. It’s a quick and brilliant read. Check it out.
2. STOP STEALING DREAMS: Seth Godin at TEDxYouth@BFS – This is a video of him presenting these ideas. (16 min)
3. Seth Godin on Education Reform. (11 min). MUST SEE for all parents and educators.
4. Seth Godin on ed reform, audio interview, 4:35 sec, by Lee Stranahan
5. The Future of Learning, Networked Society (20 min). Awesome-includes other great interviewees woven in.
6. School: Teaching you how to obey (8 min). This is a mix of clips.
7. How schools teach kids to aim low. (2 min)
8. Seth Godin, Daniel Pink and Roger Martin discuss the future of education (2 min)
9. College is High School w/ More Binge Drinking (3 min)
10. Panel Discussion of Seth Godin’s Stop Stealing Dreams (1 hr)
11. Podcast Episode 1: Seth Godin for teens on being different, college, and loving failure (13 min)
12. Seth Godin: Linchpins at Summer Camp (4 min)
13. Seth on Forbes – Article
14, ALL sorts of details about Stop Stealing Dreams on HubPages
15. Seth indicts education (33 min podcast)
16. Seth’s Krypton project