The talk is slow going at first, but if you're interested in creativity, that automatic, spontaneous rush (ecstasy), this man is worth listening to:
As a teacher, the quote by Masaru Ibuka struck a nerve as I reflect back on how many teachers, including myself, have felt about teaching since NCLB's mandates. Mr. Ibuka's goal, his mission, when co-creating Sony was:
To establish a place of work where engineers can feel the joy of technological innovation, be aware of their mission to society, and work to their heart's content.
How many educators today feel something akin to his focus when they enter the classroom each morning?
More importantly, how many students find their schools this supportive and empowering as they are introduced to new information and skills, develop those skills and expand their learning techniques, and are immersed in a culture of knowledge that will hopefully, one day, enable them to create?