How to escape education’s death valley

Yes. Sir Ken Robinson did it again.
Another great TED Talk on rethinking education.

Gotta love him.

In this new talk “How to escape education’s death valley”, he outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish — and how current education culture works against them.

One quote: “Teaching is a creative profession, not a delivery system. Great teachers mentor, stimulate, provoke, engage.”

Wacht this great talk on how to escape the educational death valley we now face.

 

In case you missed his previous talks, watch “Bring on the learning evolution” and/or “How schools kill creativity“. Or read our blog on ‘Rethinking education

What is Design Thinking

Plan B is – among others – inspired by Design Thinking.

What is Design Thinking?

“Design thinking is a powerful tool to tackle the unknown.
To reveal new ways of thinking and doing.”

Aaah…
Now it’s all clear to you, right?!
Nope. We know it isn’t.

That’s why this short video is a nice one.
It brings Design Thinking to life through a real-world example. Using five ‘steps’: [Read more…]

Magazine: all about innovation

Here’s our brand new Flipboard magazine.

All about innovation!

Full of articles, tips and tricks.

Written by cool people all over the world.

View my Flipboard Magazine.

You might also like our magazine about creativity.

It’s all about creative thinking in business.

View my Flipboard Magazine.

Enjoy!

3x Simon Sinek

Simon Sinek has given another TED talk.
Again: inspiring!

We are thankful and proud his Why Discovery course is part of Plan B.

Here are the three talks by Sinek.

Watch and enjoy!

Plan B / Sinek Mixture

We are thankful and proud his Why Discovery course is part of Plan B.
It is a perfect match and a beautiful mixture.

If you’re interested, check out the options to discover Plan B and your own Why.

We are looking forward to guide you through!

Because our why is:

“To help other break through their status quo, so that they can move on beyond their perspective of what they think was possible” 

Magisto Sketch

We love to experiment and we always try as many new tools as possible.
Today, we’ve tried Magisto.

Mwoah…Not sure we like the result (Magisto cuts off the sides…meh…and that cannot be due to the vertical video syndrome – google that;-),  but let’s share it anyway.

We think you may like it to capture your evenings or weekends with friends or family.
Or use it for a nice ‘thank you’ after a good meeting or something else successful.

It’s very quick and easy. And oh, it’s free :-)

Here’s what Magisto made of 10 of our pics and videos.
Two examples.

Assumptions and Illusions

“We look from our own single perspective
and see what we want to see,

what we expect to see
and what we are used to seeing.”

Behind this tiny quote (from my TED Talk), lies an major subject.
One that is big and important.
For all of us.
I think.

This post is about assumptions and illusions.
With some great examples of ‘Optical Illusions’
How your eyes can deceive you
.

Our way to give meaning to situations is: judgement.
With this judgement system, we always have assumptions, presumptions and prejudices.
That’s okay – we need this -, but there are several dangers coming from rushing into judgment. [Read more…]

What do you want people to feel?

If you like this Apple video, you’ll love Plan B.

 

 

Our beliefs about what will make us happy are often wrong

Watch this TED Talk. Here, Harvard psychologist Dan Gilbert says our beliefs about what will make us happy are often wrong.

“Dan Gilbert believes that, in our ardent, lifelong pursuit of happiness, most of us have the wrong map. In the same way that optical illusions fool our eyes — and fool everyone’s eyes in the same way — Gilbert argues that our brains systematically misjudge what will make us happy. And these quirks in our cognition make humans very poor predictors of our own bliss. [Read more…]

Why Play is Vital

Play is more than fun. Play is vital!

Watch this TED talk by Stuart Brown -Why play is vital.

For the Dutch: here you can find this talk translated into Dutch.

First why and then trust

Simon Sinek started with his simple but powerful model for inspirational leadership: The Golden Circle, where it’s all starting with the question “Why?” (in case you missed this: watch his Golden Circle talk – recommended!)

Now Simon takes the next step. After why comes : trust. When we surround ourselves with people who believe what we believe, trust emerges. Watch this great TEDx Talk about trust and why.