This Is the Future of Education

  • Опубликовано: 17 фев 2016
  • Pundits are always selling the latest and greatest "future of education." But what if the answer is already in the room? In this illustrated video, I share some thoughts on the future of education. Enjoy this video? Please subscribe to the channel:
    Here are my thoughts on the future of education. Sketched out by hand.
    The future of education can’t be found in a gadget or an app or a program or a product.
    It doesn’t require a think tank full of pundits. No, the future of education can be found in your classroom. Your classroom is packed with creative potential. You have all the innovation you need right there in your room. You have the power to make it happen.
    It’s what happens when you experiment. It’s what happens when you give your students voice and choice. It’s what happens when you abandon the scripted curriculum and take your students off-road in their learning. It’s what happens when you teach to your students rather than teaching to the test.
    It’s what happens when you unleash the creative power of all of your students - when you make the bold decision to let them make things and design things and solve problems that they find relevant.
    Sometimes it’s messy and even confusing. It often looks humble.
    But understand this, that every time your students get the chance to be
    authors, filmmakers, scientists, artists, and engineers.
    You are planting the seeds for a future you could have never imagined on your own. And that right there is the beauty of creative classrooms. That’s the power of innovative teachers. And the truth is, that is why the future of education is you.

Комментарии • 36

  • 발전기
    발전기 12 часов назад

    Hello. I'm korean and high school student. It's good vedio. I want to change education of korea! So i will make youtube channel and post many issues! Can I translate your many vedios to koreans and post it on my youtube channel?

  • kanchan mishra 063
    kanchan mishra 063 3 месяца назад

    hi John tell me one thing that do you know when will the education system become digital and go paperless please reply

  • ExplorerJust
    ExplorerJust 5 месяцев назад


  • Kambiz Djafari
    Kambiz Djafari 6 месяцев назад

    The future of education is You! I fully agree to that. The infrastructure around you must get future ready either.
    And I think the future of education will be smart in terms of smart contracts built on a public ledger (blockchain).
    So every academic step or achievement will be archived and recorded in your own unique smart contract.
    Therefore your record will be transparent, decentralized and valid everywhere around the world.
    Translations or notary documents will be absolet.
    Employers, universities or any other institiution can just check all you have done and achieved by clicking on your contract address. This will contain all your data that you want to be shared pubicly.
    There is no fraud, no paper work and no bias anymore. Because the information about you is clear, unique, understandable, trackable and VALID for once and all!
    Actually there are people working on that technology.

  • Nitesh Anand
    Nitesh Anand 7 месяцев назад

    Please have a look at this competition. I guess your video makes the perfect entry for the same:
    EduDoc is an International Short Film Competition organized annually, to celebrate the field of education! EduDoc is back with its 2017 edition, having an over- arching theme of “Education: Challenges, Innovations and Celebrations”. It provides center stage to those working towards facilitating quality education to students, despite the scarcity of resources.
    To applaud this priceless effort, EduDoc is opening its gates to one and all! All entries have to be sent on or before 15 September 2017, and should be within the stipulated time period of 05:00 minutes (including credits), accompanied with English subtitles (in case the spoken language is not English).
    Application Deadline: 15 September 2017
    To apply, visit:

  • Kadie Galewaler
    Kadie Galewaler 8 месяцев назад +1

    Hey. My favorite teacher. (Math) This teacher she showed me my future. I realized how nice she was.. she took me and showed me my potential of being a math teacher. I never thought of ever being a teacher when I get older but now I know. She planted a seed now I'm a growing tree and everyday my tree trunk grows sending out branches of knowledge and I'm almost to me leafs.

  • Paula Byles
    Paula Byles 9 месяцев назад +2

    Thank you so much. You articulate a very complex feeling into a simple explanation. I am giving a talk soon, can I show them this video? I am living in Borneo at the moment and part of a movement to change their education system.

    • John Spencer
      John Spencer  9 месяцев назад

      Sure thing! I'd be honored.

  • Christopher Lam
    Christopher Lam Год назад

    Thanks John! This is a great video to help us inspire other teachers to experiment with new approaches. We are trying to encourage teachers to set more empowering homeworks and give the students a choice.

  • Keri Kozerski
    Keri Kozerski Год назад +3

    You do such an amazing job with your videos, John! Where do you create them? Thank you for sharing such upbeat, positive messages with teachers.

  • Josue Aparicio
    Josue Aparicio Год назад +1

    What a whole bunch of nothing

  • Selen Qarajh
    Selen Qarajh Год назад

    Keep it up !!

  • Projects and Videos at SunEd High School

    I greatly respect the work of John Spencer and Geoerge Coouros. John has sparked creativity in my students who have seen his videos

  • Ms. Zadeh
    Ms. Zadeh Год назад

    I have been firsthand witness to the use of the internet and tablets in schools. It's a dream I had as a child to see educational institutions use technology to help enhance the way education is delivered, making it easier for a student to access up to date information, turn in assignments, communicate with teachers, communicate with other students, and turn in what could be their best work. Going off the map and learning hands on, will always be important, better known as student field trips. My love for children, young teens, and university students will remain consistent into my old age.

  • Cali Horton
    Cali Horton Год назад +3

    Which is why teachers need to have the power in the classroom they need to have the power to have the resources and the time to teach to their students

    • Harrier Education
      Harrier Education Год назад

      The future of education is out of the classroom.

    • Cali Horton
      Cali Horton Год назад

      John Spencer exactly I'm majoring to be a teacher and I've always believed this about teaching just from being in the class room as a student and as a helper now doing field work teachers need more freedom to do what they think will work for their students and to individualize their classroom to meet all of their needs

    • John Spencer
      John Spencer  Год назад

      Agreed. And they also need the permission to use an approach that might fail initially.

  • Erin Schaffer
    Erin Schaffer Год назад +1

    John, I really enjoyed your keynote at the M3 2016 Tech Conference. It is always nice to be "reassured" that we are on the right path. Thanks for your video's and the time you put into them.

  • Maureen O’Connell
    Maureen O’Connell Год назад

    That's a brilliant video shared by John Spencer. Innovative teachers and classrooms can really strike a chord in the minds of the young.

  • Tim Villegas
    Tim Villegas 2 года назад

    Fantastic John. Loving your videos. Keep up the great work.

  • Manisha Monga
    Manisha Monga 2 года назад

    Awesome! It reminds me the power of an educator in a classroom to make shift happen. Thanks for the wonderful video.

  • Jennifer Casa-Todd
    Jennifer Casa-Todd 2 года назад +1

    Very inspirational John! In particular, I love the reminder that students need to think like filmmakers, artists, scientists, historians, etc...for true learning and innovation to happen. There is great power in that and it might help uncover passions in students that they didn't even know they had! Thanks!

  • Garreth Heidt
    Garreth Heidt 2 года назад +1

    Hey John! This is wonderful. My 9th and 10th graders are embarking on a 20time project this week for the rest of the year (we did it last year, so I'm eager to see what the 10th graders come up with their second time around). My own "20time" project is the creation of an elective we're calling "Nova-Lab" based upon my experiences in design thinking and the work of Don Wettrick in "Pure Genius." I loved your "Launch Cycle" from last week as it feeds into the "Moonshot"/Sky's the Limit ethos of this kind of learning. I talked to A.J. Julliani about what he's starting at his new district (a neighbor to mine) last year when I visited him. I appreciate the work you do and share it constantly. Thanks.

    • John Spencer
      John Spencer  2 года назад

      +Garreth Heidt That sounds like a really cool project, Garreth. And, thanks for the kind words!

  • Simon Miller
    Simon Miller 2 года назад +1

    I love this. Reminds me of the "This will revolutionize education" video. However, I think technology and access to information can really amplify this and make those opportunities and voices even more powerful. Once again, nice job John.

    • John Spencer
      John Spencer  2 года назад

      +Simon Miller Thanks, Simon!

  • Kevin Hodgson
    Kevin Hodgson 2 года назад +1

    Another one to be shared with fellow teachers ... thanks!

    • John Spencer
      John Spencer  2 года назад

      +Kevin Hodgson Thanks for the kind words, Kevin!

  • Justin Lamoureux
    Justin Lamoureux 2 года назад +1

    Nice video! We're experimenting using Instagram to tell a story. There are 4 stories that are going to develop over at @insaneteacher, @escapestorycrgr @escapedeathisland and @hockeystory

    • John Spencer
      John Spencer  2 года назад

      +Justin Lamoureux Awesome idea! I'll check it out!

  • Drew Minock
    Drew Minock 2 года назад +1

    Awesome John