I’m not an expert in special education or ADHD, so I don’t profess that it does not exist, nor do I argue that there are not real disabilities that make learning challenging for some people. However, I find Sir Ken’s remarks about the rise in diagnosis of ADHD along with the increase in standardization of schooling quite compelling. I’ve believed for some time that we all to often make today’s kids fit into a system that no longer works instead of fixing a system that works for today’s kids.
Regardless, you can’t listen to Sir Ken (and follow along with the incredibly creative animation by RSA) without being inspired to do more.
His entire talk can be found here.
You can find more RSA animated talks here.