RSA ANIMATE: Changing Education Paradigms

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  • southtexasdeath
    southtexasdeath 2 дня назад


  • Karen Bracken
    Karen Bracken 3 дня назад

    This is the strongest argument for home school out there.

  • wereid1978
    wereid1978 5 дней назад

    So speculative that it might as well be science fiction.

  • Tara Mckinney
    Tara Mckinney 11 дней назад

    Great video!!!! I'm glad my nursing instructor had me watch it. Why haven't more people caught on to this way of thinking. This video should be played in every school around the world to give them an alternative to conventional public education.

  • Vijay Sharma
    Vijay Sharma 24 дня назад

    Enjoyed the educational and highly informative video. It's for other viewers, once done viewing the video, may calmly think about the cost benefit ratio of buying a copy for $9.99 of "Simple and Not So Simple Proven Ways to Sharpen Memory" @ or @ and the economic benefits of $$$$ it may bring to you! The eBook takes care of many things, including ADHD!

  • SailorOliver
    SailorOliver 26 дней назад

    I had to watch this for homework with questions

  • Rita Raju
    Rita Raju 29 дней назад

    leave school with theory, go into the world learn through experience, leave school the way it is

  • Travos Ymir
    Travos Ymir Месяц назад

    I was an honor student in math and in the math club. When I went to 10th grade my teacher could not understand my formulas to get the answers and i went into failing because I could not do the proper steps. Because of this, I stressed in other subjects and ended up dropping out from being an honor student. I had family problems and thought education was my way out and the system destroyed me.

  • april
    april Месяц назад

    What happened to the sound nearing the end of the video?

  • Bonny D.
    Bonny D. Месяц назад

    To the RSA: Do the world a favour.... Please take this video down. This video contains dated and misleading information.

    Mr Robinson's beliefs about ADHD have been disproven. Cognitive neuroscience has shown that there are structural and functional differences between the brains of those with ADHD and those without. The REAL problem is that the diagnosis of ADHD needs to be made carefully, because, in practice, it's a diagnosis of exclusion. There are other mental health problems that can present like ADHD, such as anxiety disorders. Sometimes, gifted and talented students are misdiagnosed with ADHD, because those doing the diagnoses are not familiar with the personality features often associated with giftedness.

  • Animation in Education
    Animation in Education Месяц назад

    For the part that you explain "Why do school match students with their ages". I totally agree with you. I even like to have friends, and attend conferences, or training with elder, and younger people. When i do that, i learn more, and i feel happier! :D

  • Animation in Education
    Animation in Education Месяц назад

    For the boring stuff we learn at school, I was, and still, an excellent student, but i really get bored from the way we learn at school.... too ineffective, and boring. So, I've started this YouTube channel Animation in Education. And, i hope it will make a difference :D
    I hope you will review it :) your help,and support, everyone!, will be appreciated :D

  • Tea Pot
    Tea Pot Месяц назад

    Anybody who denies ADHD is real has never engaged with a child suffering from this disorder. Its as bad denying depression, Autism or any other mental problem or disability. A child with ADHD isnt just bored or acting out and to insinuate they are is an insult to kids who have this disorder. Its difficult enough working with an ADHD kid in a classroom for a couple of hours, I cant imagine whats it like for parents dealing with it 24/7. I agree that it can be over diagnosed in places like America but to deny its existence is pure ignorance. And some kids do need to be medicated because its so distressing for the child, they act out, pull classrooms apart, attack kids and teachers and hurt themselves. Ive also worked with giddy kids, bored kids, bratty kids and kids that wont pay attention and there is a huge difference between them and a child with ADHD.

    • Benjamin Benson
      Benjamin Benson Месяц назад

      He is not denying it, he is saying it's over diagnosed. This is edited audio so I do not know if he makes that point clearer in the original or if he is focusing his claim on misdiagnosis because that's the controversial issue he wants to raise. I agree, it exists, but I also question with which students it exists in and which one's are being medicated as behavior control, and by behavior control, not the extreme cases like you have mentioned but mild cases, like, turning and talking to others in class for stimulation and blaming it on ADHD. I don't know what it is, I'm not taking a position as I am not educated in the field, but I appreciate raising the question.

  • Toylo
    Toylo Месяц назад

    its funny this world seems to "wish for a peaceful world instead of war" but teaches none of it in school on how to even be peaceful. Yet they say our education is important and thats why the west is so "civilized" if its so important then why is education not a priority lolol stupid world. i bet our leaders wants us educated but not TOO educated

  • King Narm
    King Narm Месяц назад +1

    I'm a freshman in high school, in all honors and AP, straight A's. BUT recently I've realized that I can't do many things well that require free thinking. In other words I'm turning into a robot designed to take in information and spit it out on a standardized test so that my school can look good. I'm trying to fix this as a personal goal but honestly it's difficult

  • Alex Floate
    Alex Floate 2 месяца назад

    What is also interesting is his map mirrors somewhat the opiode epidemic of 2017.

  • Magnus Jørgensen
    Magnus Jørgensen 2 месяца назад

    No % of how the 8-10 and the 12-14 yo children did the test, since he doesnt say it but only shows it in the talk - kinda unhindged the understanding of the example, sadly.

  • Hanna G
    Hanna G 2 месяца назад

    I suppose the reason school is separated by age is to provide the most equality of quality and experiences. If some students were able to maximize their learning while mediocre students hung out with equally mediocre students, that would create them another barrier to learning. Not that we don't already do that with the system of high school and college. And what ever does he mean by "standards"? Does he mean the standard of athletics, or the hundreds of millions dollars worth of infrastructure that is built to be "Harvard" replicas? The question is not in the end what our schools shall become -but whose agenda they fulfill. But in some sense I agree that an education has never been as crucial and necessary in an age where the sciences have made so much contributions to our health and longevity. Also, like he mentioned, if boredom is the problem -then kids need to learn how to entertain themselves that doesn't involve drinking, partying. In other words, if kids want the system to change, they have to be their own advocates and demand higher standards and opportunities to pursue their interests. Meet with the principal -what is he there for? Get parents involved. Anyway, after listening to this talk I can only surmise that he sympathizes with kids -their apathy toward growing up, their entitlement to a comfortable job and their impatience with waiting their whole young life to finally do something. Really when kids can talk and walk -they can do anything you can do, only better.

  • Te Tira Paraoa - Ngati Rahiri
    Te Tira Paraoa - Ngati Rahiri 2 месяца назад

    Thank you

  • Armando7654
    Armando7654 2 месяца назад

    yes we have a model of education based on education. This is highly problematic. It is a problem to have grades that measure if you are learning knowledge or not. But don't worry we have a solution! Let's stop education & replace it with "another model" aka no education & see if we can become slaves of globalist masters. This guy is brainwashing you! And you are truth-hating MORONS for believing him

  • Nathaniel Anderson
    Nathaniel Anderson 2 месяца назад

    The last few seconds of audio are missing and I don't see any comments on this. Am I going crazy or just tuning out? I LOVE this video.

  • Asad Ali Nizamani
    Asad Ali Nizamani 3 месяца назад

    This blew me out!

  • Sapna Chemplavil
    Sapna Chemplavil 3 месяца назад

    The sound on this video keeps cutting out at 11:07/8 for me. Has any one else experienced this and found a solution?

  • Brenda Aldridge
    Brenda Aldridge 3 месяца назад

    Thank you for the video. Raising my daughters, I try hard to stop my first instinct from taking over which is to redirect them if they don't solve a problem or do something the same way I would. Your video talked about so much of what I have been thinking about. Must show this to my husband! Thanks again!

  • being Coorkie
    being Coorkie 3 месяца назад

    OMG that initial whiteboard squeaking is TERRIBLE to listen to ugh... But this talk is amazing... Please remove that inital sound RSA... PLEASE!!! *cries*

  • Rainsbury Natty
    Rainsbury Natty 3 месяца назад +1

    One of the best video's I have had the pleasure of watching! Thanks Sir Ken Robinson

    NE'ILLA I. OLIO 3 месяца назад

    I'M A YOUTH ADVOCATE. I've created a Solution Innovation method for career and life. Any teachers or parents. I would love to hear from you. I've created messagetapes that are on my channel. Just one man, Living My Purpose. Edu & Ent. Thats It's. Thank you to all the educators who wont let the fire die. SALUTE. Please dont hesitate to hit me up. I Have An Answer.

  • Hien Bui Quang
    Hien Bui Quang 3 месяца назад


  • Balaji Venugopal
    Balaji Venugopal 3 месяца назад

    Good and leading idea. Highly inspired myself.

  • Daniel Villarreal
    Daniel Villarreal 3 месяца назад

    hahaha I have seen this 5 years ago, and im still here... its a cool video..
    I disagree little with adhd but awesome video

  • TheOne
    TheOne 4 месяца назад

    But what is the answer? Make questions have more than one answer, and force kids to list tonnes of them? That would just make things much harder. I am doing grade 9 math right now, and it's hard enough to remember the main way of solving a problem (let alone remember several ways of solving a problem). I think it would just make things worse if they made us remember multiple methods of solving. I think most of the stuff that they teach is just useless. When will I ever need to use polynomials? I asked my teacher that question, and she said: "You will never use them outside of math class." That should sure say something about the current school system. Maybe if they cut out the fat, and only taught us the important stuff that we will have to use later in life, and let us pursue more complicated subjects only if we chose to do so, maybe we would have time for things like "collaboration" and "diverse thinking." Another thing: when a problem comes up (like drugs or alcohol) the teachers, and everyone else involved in the education of kids just looks at it as the enemy and will try to eradicate it. Drugs and alcohol may be the enemy, but kids want what they can't have. If they will attack a problem like that by repeatedly saying how bad it is, kids will get used to hearing it, and the words will mean nothing to them. If I told someone "drugs will kill you" every day, they will eventually start to question whether what I am saying is true of not, and will just ignore what I tell them. In the end, I think that the more I see things like this happen in life, the more it reminds me that we live in a ruined society. It's only a matter of time before we all die of pollution anyways, so what's the point of even trying to reform the school.

  • Moon Lunatic
    Moon Lunatic 4 месяца назад +1

    Schools are organized on factory lines

    How true that sentence is, I don’t know about you but have you seen Pink Floyd's “The Wall” Movie? In the middle, it illustrates how the school system just cares about grades, the subject not the student. You see the kids sitting at their desks in a factory line, being dumped into a meat processor. “All in all you’re just another brick in the wall” The government doesn’t care about you. It doesn’t care about me or my family our yours. And if you think they do you are a blind fool. You are a number in the system, they want to feed you on bull crap in a line, over and over and then send you on your way to get your hopes and dreams crushed, relying on the false promises that education can get you anywhere, can supply endless amounts of money and happiness.

  • Sneak Attack
    Sneak Attack 4 месяца назад +1

    I have shared this video about a dozen times and no one comments or likes it...I don't understand why we don't do anything about it...ken really makes sense...

  • Learn Colors With & Kids TV
    Learn Colors With & Kids TV 4 месяца назад

    Thanks My Brother learned shapes colors letters and animals from watch your videos he is 2??

  • Judith R.
    Judith R. 4 месяца назад

    This makes me feel like crying, because I always felt like having to anaesthetise myself to fit into our educational system. In fact I did, and still do to a certain degree. And yet I haven't quite succeeded: this stupid, childish, creative part of me hasn't died in all those years, it's still rebellious, only I have gotten tired over the years. Tired of asking questions noone has the time to answer, tired of being the one who keeps teachers from teaching us the hows without considering the whys. I shall stop right here, sorry. I'm just so upset right now!

  • Dương Lâm
    Dương Lâm 4 месяца назад

    do I know which software to make this video,plz!

    • The RSA
      The RSA  4 месяца назад

      This was all hand-drawn animation by Andrew Park at Cognitive Media :)

  • Eljulitus
    Eljulitus 5 месяцев назад

    I watched the first 5 minutes 10 times now. He reads way too fast for me, but I figured out that this is a very interesting subject anyway. So I`m prepared for another hour watching the next 5 minutes.

  • Carolyn Quintal
    Carolyn Quintal 5 месяцев назад

    great to see....I work in Florida, a very standardized state...hoping for more divergent thinkers coming my way

  • Maartje van den Berg
    Maartje van den Berg 5 месяцев назад

    Ken Robinson over ons onderwijs: en hoe kunnen wij ons onderwijs samen veranderen!

  • Live From Planet Earth
    Live From Planet Earth 5 месяцев назад


  • jemohseni
    jemohseni 5 месяцев назад

    This is why I'm going to become a teacher. It's going to be hard to implement some of the suggestions he is making in a messed up and cramped system, but I will try my best!

  • sonnestrandund
    sonnestrandund 5 месяцев назад

    Can someone explain to me, what the fish and the abbrevation "COD" at 08:22 are supposed to mean in this context? Asking for a non native speaker friend...

  • Mike Magnus
    Mike Magnus 5 месяцев назад

    5:15-5:34 had me laughing my head off!!!

  • Ángeles Pintos
    Ángeles Pintos 5 месяцев назад

    GREAT VIDEO, TALK AND DRAWINGS, RSA! Largely inspirational! Love it! 😄😍👌

  • Aida Karabu
    Aida Karabu 5 месяцев назад

    Would you be interested in reading my petition for education reform?

  • Jessica Siqueira
    Jessica Siqueira 5 месяцев назад

    Brilliant!!!! Congratulations, I am starting to teach and this video really inspire me.

  • Jazmine Waller
    Jazmine Waller 5 месяцев назад

    This is the voice of Sir Ken Robinson! Brilliant!

  • Natalia Barrios
    Natalia Barrios 6 месяцев назад +1

    Hi,I from Argentina I'm seventeen, I agree with the video,is very interenting. Thanks for the information!

  • sandra valentim
    sandra valentim 6 месяцев назад

    Why can't we see the last 10 seconds?...

  • Mood Ke
    Mood Ke 6 месяцев назад

    The subject you talked about where kids lose the ability to "think outside the box" is interesting because I love studying Math and number theories. And there is an number theory that say that when we are children we think of things in linear aspects, ie 1-2-3-4-5, but right before we are sent into the education system (about 3 years old) we start to group things, ie 3-9-12-16. But after being sent to school, we lose that instict to group things in 3s because we are force taught that linear counting is the right way. Of course, if you think about math as a subject linear thinking is good but our human instinct tells us to group things because if you are being chased by 3 bears vs being chased by 9 bears, its obvious which is worse. But when you count the bears linearly, there could be 10 bears or there could be 11 bears, but you're still going to run for your life instead of counting to see which is worse.
    Anyways, I think this would tie in with that in some way. Because we are taught to think in linear aspects in school we lose the ability to think "outside the box" and thus why being consider a "genius" becomes more rare as we get older.

  • LearnEnglishESL
    LearnEnglishESL 6 месяцев назад

    Thank you. "The tree which does not bring forth fruit is fit only for the fire. Strive night and day to change men into fruitful trees, virgin forests into divine orchards and deserts into rose gardens of significance..." - Baha'i Quote

  • Chainsawctopus
    Chainsawctopus 6 месяцев назад

    i differ with him on the definition of creativity at least. actually, by its nature and even my own definition, should there even really be one concrete, all-inclusive definition of creativity?

  • Angel
    Angel 7 месяцев назад

    anyone know what they use to animate this?

    • The RSA
      The RSA  7 месяцев назад +1

      We used an animation company called Cognitive Media

  • jeongah ryu
    jeongah ryu 7 месяцев назад

    I'm freshman under 'Seoul Women's University' in South Korea, and our English class (proposed for upgrading listening&speaking ability.... kind of obligation of our school for freshmen) ranged over this video. Students learned about Education more elaborately.... and it made girls to think about fundamental function of education. Almost none hesitated to participate and express opinion. I also saw Korean TV show few days ago.... it was a debate of two author based on a book written by Sir Ken Robinson.. it's really surprising nothing seems changed in education field, although World is changing drastically day by day....  maybe it's not only limited situation to Korea. how can we change paradigms and make come true our town, city, nation, word better for students to learn what they need and want? it is obvious adults need to search some better way...

  • The Pholosopher
    The Pholosopher 7 месяцев назад +1

    Fantastic animation, subscribed!

  • Tormenta Azul
    Tormenta Azul 7 месяцев назад

    el MISMO CONTENIDO de la misma FORMA para todos... TRANSFORMAR a la BREVEDAD

  • Gerardo Jesús Mendoza Manuel
    Gerardo Jesús Mendoza Manuel 7 месяцев назад

    Este video habla de cómo las sociedades están evolucionando sus sistemas educativos, pero el problema es que lo quieren hacer repitiendo procesos del pasado. Se menciona también la necesidad de un cambio real que rompa con paradigmas obsoletos de la era de la revolución industrial y la idea de "estandarización" y pruebas objetivas. Aquí en México, eso lo relacionamos con la expresión coloquial de "la letra con sangre entra". Es ahí donde se empata de manera perfecta mi Plan de mejora, al proponer el uso del portafolio electrónico como instrumento cualitativo/auténtico de evaluación de los aprendizajes, como parte de esta actualización, este repensamiento de la educación formal y los procesos que conlleva.
    Gerardo Mendoza

  • Horatio Oswald
    Horatio Oswald 7 месяцев назад

    Hey, the deterioration of divergent thinking into adulthood is more because of synaptic pruning than the education system.

  • MJ and Patrick at the Cøld Fall Out Disco! Dragons

    that was soo good i didn't want it to be over

  • Maureen Kabana
    Maureen Kabana 7 месяцев назад

    So interesting.....

  • Matthew Nelson
    Matthew Nelson 7 месяцев назад

    I rewatch this periodically. There's a reason this guy is a knight :-p

  • Aditya Prasad
    Aditya Prasad 7 месяцев назад

    Wow, I was just shocked when I realized I never questioned the rationality behind classes based on age. Just think about it, it makes 0 sense. WHY do we do that! it should not be made so hard to jump classes, and failing shouldn't be made a huge deal. Here I was breaking my head over the fact that a class has people who learn at different rate, how am I going to teach all of them effectively. I never for a moment thought of not arranging them by age!

    Ringing bells, separate toilets based on gender, those are fine. Even different subjects are cool, you need to break down the problem of teaching into subproblems, we can classify the curriculum differently but I think we would still be grouping students on some basis.

    I am so sure I'll read this comment in the future and feel like I was overreacting by far.

    Coming to the video's topic at large, I have to say its possible but too costly to implement. Imagine framing a education system where each child's uniqueness is allowed to be expressed. Wow, thats worth trying hard to achieve. But for now we try to group the children into broad groups. We should respect the Arts as much as the Sciences, but currently due to how only a few artists can make money (value) this respect is less. Before they couldn't replicate the work of artists so easily.

    Yes there is a single answer for math problems at the back, but there are SO many ways of reaching that one answer. Other subjects like history, politics should be discussed, encourage the children to think of their own reasoning. I really do believe that even without a great shift in the paradigm (not to say that isn't needed) with great teachers at every level in the kids lives we can make a really big difference.

  • Vincent Craplet
    Vincent Craplet 7 месяцев назад


  • Dr. A. Nickolus Bell
    Dr. A. Nickolus Bell 8 месяцев назад +1


  • fadila glory
    fadila glory 8 месяцев назад

    really informative

  • Dinkey is real
    Dinkey is real 8 месяцев назад


  • mads max
    mads max 8 месяцев назад

    What about the unseen future? what if we complete known physics by adding space torque and create unified physics? What if all new systems in the future are based on the the understanding of the vector equilibrium. Then what happens to all the man made social systems we have created? Even the educational system is biased to this type of change or thinking.

  • Corrado Campisano
    Corrado Campisano 8 месяцев назад

    by the way...

    @1:27 there are missing words, in both lecture and drawings, to me

    indeed, I would also expect "STUDENT DEBT" there...

  • Corrado Campisano
    Corrado Campisano 8 месяцев назад

    Lots of time ago, on the italian version of Scientific American, I red a study about an "invariant" of our brains: the sum of the products of the number of synapses by the area of each synapse is almost a constant, for all neurons.

    So, children are born with lots small synapses, which then are "selectively reinforced" (*),
    so that an adult has less synapses, but with a larger area each.

    Noticeably, elder people and people with mental disease have even less, even larger synapses.

    I think this explain the results of the "genius test" for "divergent thinking".

    (*) Physically, is like muscles grow or get reduced: by exercise (lots of signal passing there will grow the area to allow for more "capacity"). Mathematically, it's the way neural networks adjust: positive or negative feedback adjusts the thresholds/weights.


  • Eric Gregg
    Eric Gregg 8 месяцев назад

    Powerful video that all educators should watch. Honestly I never considered the "why" behind education. I agree with SKR , something needs to change to better engage and maintain students. The resources available to educators and children now are abundant and plentiful and should be used and not taken away. I would add that the change needs to start from the top down however, educators need to "buy in".

  • Adam Ovard
    Adam Ovard 8 месяцев назад

    I wish the change in education started sooner. I do not like how it is here in the USA. I wish we could also move towards trades more in high school. That way most people would have jobs right out of High School. I feel that High School should be a trade school in which one can tack his time to become a master at what ever filled they are going into. How gives a crap about a High School diploma. Trades and skills are way better. What do you think?

  • Stevie Bell
    Stevie Bell 8 месяцев назад

    This is inspiring and everyone who watches this will take away something. Especially if you are or are planning to teach.

  • Frederic Boileau
    Frederic Boileau 8 месяцев назад

    Discipline and Punish for dummies, quite quite

  • Jacqui Burke
    Jacqui Burke 8 месяцев назад

    Brilliant! Just amazing how we have been so conditioned to age old theories/practices. We were NOT all created the same - for a very good reason I would suggest! Therefore just because a child does not conform to a particular view of the mind does not mean that child will not and cannot make a brilliant contribution to life. Standardisation just has to go! Thank you SO much for this thought provoking, challenging  video!

  • College Alternative Podcast
    College Alternative Podcast 9 месяцев назад

    Which educational system is making the best strides toward the ideal for educating today's youth? Is it Montessori, current Common Core, Unschooling, etc?

  • mads max
    mads max 9 месяцев назад

    Donald trump approves this message. Lol.

  • Gina Lorini
    Gina Lorini 9 месяцев назад

    absolutely true!

  • Tonny Lundahl
    Tonny Lundahl 9 месяцев назад

    Geweldig, precies wat ik altijd zeg. Ik heb hier heel veel last van, want ik pas niet in de standaards. Heerlijk om een medestander te vinden. Ga zo door. xxx

  • Valen Volk
    Valen Volk 9 месяцев назад +1

    Can anyone provide me the source for the damn paperclip study?? I've tried searching scholarly and nothing.. He doesn't even provide a % for 13-15 sample group..... *sigh*

    • Haley Guest
      Haley Guest 9 месяцев назад +1

      I've watched this many times and I am always frustrated that the animator left out the percentages for the longitudinal paperclip study. Maybe @TheRSA can help?

  • Indranil Roy 4184
    Indranil Roy 4184 9 месяцев назад

    Ken/others... This is a powerful concept of teaching to the current generations of young learners. Let's take this scenario, that I've put on FB:

    Do you think this approach breaks away from tradition and makes education more valuable, productive, and outcome oriented than before? Is this what schools worldover are doing?

  • Mourtadah Karim
    Mourtadah Karim 9 месяцев назад

    hey Phil Beals :D nice shirt, i like that color on you :)

  • kefsound
    kefsound 9 месяцев назад

    The paperclip test is absurd.

  • mads max
    mads max 9 месяцев назад

    A doctor prescribed me that garbage at the age of 12. I took it for a year before i started spitting them out. I went to the nurses office to get dosed like it was a concentration camp before lunch. School was a joke in 90s and i am affraid to say we are a culture in decline.

  • The Gold Is In the Land
    The Gold Is In the Land 10 месяцев назад


  • Booyaka Bumbaclot
    Booyaka Bumbaclot 10 месяцев назад +1

    why does it cut at the end? where's the continuation?

  • DrHardrocker
    DrHardrocker 10 месяцев назад

    this is excellent

  • Barack Obama
    Barack Obama 10 месяцев назад +37

    Who's idea was it to put that annoying ass squeaky marker in the beginning of the video?

  • Hasan İNCE
    Hasan İNCE 10 месяцев назад

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  • Commie Bastard
    Commie Bastard 11 месяцев назад

    While I agree that a good school environment is important (I could not survive if I still was in public school, and I tried to run away from my public school multiple times when I was) I could also not survive socially or emotionally without my medication. I could not survive without my meds, and I ultimately feel like I can function more rather than less, and I can process more information not less, and I enjoy learning more not less, with my meds than without them.

  • john t
    john t 11 месяцев назад +11

    I was diagnosed with ADHD and was given all the drugs, thank you modern education for that, so I feel that I am qualified to say that THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS ADD/ADHD. I have a different way of thinking than other people or they are different from me, take your pick. Point is when you call something a "disorder" then its a problem that needs fixing. And how do we fix things?? DRUGS! Of course, because God forbid that teachers actually do their jobs and identify the learning needs of children. If you have a child, and you are being told that he/she, more likely the former, has ADD and needs meds, PLEASE don't, please, they will never learn to live with their own mind and will only become drug dependent, don't force them to think the way other people say they should. There are alternatives, martial arts, dance, horse riding, dog training, calligraphy. Hobbies such as these will help your child discipline their own mind. Please don't force some drug on your kids, Ritalin/Adderall, whatever the name, they make you feel like someone else not yourself.  Look at the alternatives, for their sake.

    • john t
      john t 8 месяцев назад

      +Aron Lazarus Well everyone has a slightly different brain structure. Because we are all unique we all have different ways of thinking and dealing with stress, or solving problems. "ADHD" is a clever lie created by people who cannot tolerate things that are different from the norm. Taking a group of people with a slightly different thought process and saying that they have a disorder is a total lie. There is nothing wrong with me nor anyone that was diagnosed with this fake illness. The truth is, that teachers who couldn't deal with children who have high levels of energy needed an excuse to explain their own ineptitude. The medical community obliged. They would rather use chemicals to alter the brain of a child than to actually do their jobs and help them grow into adults. There is no "disorder" that makes you loose focus or give you more energy. People are just different, and each person has to take ownership for who and what they are, and learn how best to integrate into society.  

    • Aron Lazarus
      Aron Lazarus 8 месяцев назад +1

      john t it's recognised by the entire medical profession. And just this week, studies found that people with ADHD have different brain structure. The fact that some people may be misdiagnosed does not mean that it doesn't exist.

    • john t
      john t 8 месяцев назад

      +Aron Lazarus Recognized by whom? And I was not misdiagnosed, it was confirmed multiple times, by the text book definition I am ADHD, but I can make stuff up and write it all in a book too... so what? The definition is so relative so subjective, anyone can be said to have it. It's one thing when lab results confirm that a person has a chemical imbalance, another when some quack says "your boy is TOO active".

    • Aron Lazarus
      Aron Lazarus 8 месяцев назад

      So you were misdiagnosed and that makes you qualified to declare that a recognised medical disorder doesn't exist? Do you have any medical training?

    • john t
      john t 8 месяцев назад

      +Toni Springer Good for you, good for your kids. You really saved them from a terrible drug. Good luck!  

  • Gussie Lyde
    Gussie Lyde Год назад +7

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  • Brian Antezana
    Brian Antezana Год назад +1

    still relevant

  • Theodore A Hoppe
    Theodore A Hoppe Год назад

    Epidemic: The Misdiagnosis of ADHD

    "The problem, in the ADHD world and others—particularly psychiatric—is that the companies hijacked the entire field. It corralled all the top researchers and doctors in the field and paid them five, six, even seven-figures apiece to conduct studies all written in the same key: ADHD is more widespread and dangerous than anyone knows, the drugs work wonderfully and with almost no side effects, and that if you don't diagnose and medicate a child, he or she will be doomed to academic and social failure, crash their car, get venereal disease and more."

  • GoSingleMamma!
    GoSingleMamma! Год назад +8

    We know how can we change it???

    • Booyaka Bumbaclot
      Booyaka Bumbaclot 9 месяцев назад +2

      +Brandon Michaels i think you guys are doing a fantastic job at that

    • Brandon Michaels
      Brandon Michaels 9 месяцев назад

      bomb the middle east too

    • FatCat 3104
      FatCat 3104 9 месяцев назад

      Its like this in The UK as well. May as well bomb us too. Place is falling apart

    • Booyaka Bumbaclot
      Booyaka Bumbaclot 10 месяцев назад

      bomb 'Murica !

  • Mehul Mishra
    Mehul Mishra Год назад +1

    The problem with putting advanced students in higher grades is that it is discouraging to the other students. If they constantly see younger students advancing faster than them they will start losing motivation and study even less

  • Amicable Enmity
    Amicable Enmity Год назад +1

    I think a lot of people want to have the label of ADHD so they can have some sort security blanket covering up their lack of discipline. It is a real problem, but it is not as common as you think it is. It's like your average edgy teen self-diagnosing themselves with depression when in reality they just have bad social skills and none of the other symptoms of depression. That's not to say teens don't have it, but this whole "I NEED a label" trend isn't helping those who actually have problems.

  • Narwolf
    Narwolf Год назад +2

    "We shouldn't be putting them to sleep, we should be waking them up." Um, RITALIN IS A STIMULANT. It's like, literally, the exact opposite of an anesthetic. Did he actually research these drugs? So, here's the deal. We are actually stimulation deprived, which means our hyperactivity is not the effect of excess energy, but rather a manifestation of our desperation to get adequate mental stimulation. That's why we seek thrills, entertainment, sugar, and attention, even more so than neurotypical people. They give us what we naturally lack. We can't focus on anything less than interesting because we're basically constantly starving. What a stimulant does for us is it fills that gap. It satisfies us so we can direct our attention to the more mundane tasks.

    • Foxy Raposo
      Foxy Raposo 2 месяца назад

      Narwolf I think he was talking about the effects of those drugs. I used to took Ritalin and even if I could focus, by the end of the day I looked like a zombie. I stopped taking them as soon as I realised the negative effects it had on me. I'd rather have an healthy mind and a healthy body and bad grades than good grades but looking like a tired zombie.

  • Narwolf
    Narwolf Год назад

    Maybe ADHD is "growing" not because the world is changing, but because we're finally beginning to understand what it is. Especially in the past decade since we've started realizing that it's a lot more than just hyperactivity and distractibility. I didn't particularly look or act like a typical ADHD kid, so I wasn't diagnosed until adulthood.

  • Narwolf
    Narwolf Год назад

    "It's still a matter of debate." Yeah, the same way we still debate whether or not vaccines cause Autism or whether or not the Holocaust happened.

  • Random Tux
    Random Tux Год назад

    ADHD eh? Well it didn't exists when I went to school, that's for sure.

    • Aloida Zaragoza
      Aloida Zaragoza 8 месяцев назад

      It was probably called juvenile delinquency way back in the day.