Remember even after you leave formal education and school you are always learning and teaching others. From your words, your behaviours and your actions, what are you teaching those around you?
No longer is this world run by those who learned something a long time ago and repeat the same over and over again.
Become a Leading Learner… be eager to learn constantly and grow, then be a leader by teaching others all the cool stuff that you are learning.
As always, the world changes starting with you. Grassroots change is the way forward, not the outdated top-down approach.
Now… What do you really want to be teaching?
Go out and start learning about it. Be forever an inquisitive student.
Kid President: It’s time to wake up people. This one goes out to teachers, teachers and students.
It’s time to get our learn on, and we got a lot to learn too. I don’t know it all, but I know a few things. Science. You’re here. You take up space. You matter. It’s just science, man. Don’t be a bully. Don’t even be a bully to the bullies. It just makes more bullies. We can all be awful sometimes, but we can all also be awesome. It’s time to be more awesome, and that’s what it’s time for.
History, we got to study it, so we don’t repeat it. But as history does repeat itself, now I’m going to name my pet dinosaur, Reginald. I just hope he doesn’t eat me. We can’t just study history, we got to make history, and history is made by ordinary people. Ordinary people like you and me and that guy. The world’s greatest thinkers, Confucius, Albert Einstein, Justin Timberlake, they put their pants on one leg at a time, just like me. Well, I put my pants on one leg at a time while I’m dancing. You can go, bye. Yeah, you’re going to be in the video though.
Life is a school, and you got to show up. You can’t just sleep in. You can’t be late, and you can’t just hang out in bathroom, that’s gross! It’s like Walt Whitman said, “Yolo.” Except he didn’t say that, but you would know that if you would read the book. Baby! Seriously read a book, any book, except the vampire ones.
You want to change the world, you got to know about it. What if Shakespeare didn’t go to school? His plays would be even more confusing, “To be or not to be?” Is that the question? I don’t know what a question is, I didn’t go to school. Anybody? Help me out here. I’ve got a question for you, “What are you teaching the world? How to be boring? How to make the world sad?” No, no, you’re not. We’re teaching the world what it looks like to be awesome. No matter who you are, somebody is learning from you. Everybody is a teacher, and everybody is a student.
Look for the awesome. Teachers see things, they see when you run down the hall, they see when you’re passing notes, but they also see the person that we can all become someday: a writer or a speaker or Martin Luther King. Teachers keep teaching. Students keep studenting. That’s not a word, sorry about that.
Here’s to teachers that see the awesome. The homework is this. What do you want to teach the world? Do it, let’s make some history together because it’s simple math. Together, we’re louder. Those girls are a little too loud. Is there a teacher that inspires you? Let him know. This is for teachers everywhere. So, share it with them. We got to make the world awesome. Somebody is learning from you. I’m out. Get your learn on. We’re making history. I’m gone.
Keep learning, people.