It takes a lot to impress me. Well, maybe not a LOT. But still… I can be a bit cynical at times.
Yet, when I saw this video, I wanted to hire this kid immediately. God only knows what I would have him do for me, but it would be something really special…
Watching this young man, and what he was capable of, made me think hard about education in this country. The times – – they are a’changin. Education isn’t gained in the classroom as much as it is grown in the heart and desire of kids who love to learn. And learning – – even specific learning – – is as close as your nearest internet connected computer.
This 16 year old is passionate about web design and about the company that he wants to work for. No one at his school taught him how to make a 650 frame stop-motion video. He learned it because it he enjoyed it. He had a goal, and he worked for it.
This impresses me. What are our schools missing today? Helping kids find their passion. That’s what.
I’ll be thinking about this young man for quite some time, and about what he knows that we don’t.