Posts Tagged ‘Daniel Pink’


Interview with Daniel Pink

February 22, 2013

Dan’s New Book

Screen shot 2013-02-19 at 8.51.32 PMIf you haven’t read Daniel Pink’s first book called A Whole New Mind I recommend it. He talks all about ‘us’ – arts educators and the value of learning arts education. I also recommend another book he has written called Drive.

His most recent book is called To Sell is Human: The Surprising Truth About Reading Others. In April Dan will be leading a webinar on Education Week and the topic is “How Teachers Can ‘Sell’ More to Students.” (cost)

The first question and answer in the interview with Larry Ferlazzo for his blog Classroom Q & A:

In your new book, you write that if we’re not actually selling a product in the traditional sense, then we are involved in non-sales selling — persuading, convincing, influencing.

You suggest that teaching has much in common with this kind of selling. You write:

“To sell well is to convince someone else to part with resources — not to deprive that person, but to leave him better off in the end. That is also what, say, a good algebra teacher does. At the beginning of a term, students don’t know much about the subject. But the teacher works to convince his class to part with resources — time, attention, effort — and if they do, they will be better off when the term ends than they were when it began.”

How would you say this perspective fits in with the premise of your last book, Drive, and its emphasis on the importance of helping people develop intrinsic motivation?

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Perfect 4-minute Film

January 2, 2013

Honk if you Love Someone

This was promoted as a great way to start 2013 on the Daniel Pink website/blog I hope you find this inspirational. We never know what might help make a friend or a strangers day a little better! Hopefully have 4 minutes to take a look at this film.


Kennedy Center on Arts Integration

April 8, 2012

Kennedy Center

Some of you may be aware of the work that the Kennedy Center has done on Arts Integration. If not, please click here to learn about it and to access their arts education information. They have a very clear definition which they use in their education programs. Recently they’ve added a just over 6 minute video on their site that I recommend to you found on the Kennedy Center ArtsEdge site. It is called Public Education in the United States, Setting a Context for Arts Integration, and includes ideas from many educators (Dewey, Vygotsky, Piaget) through time and people from today (Robinson, Pink) who are promoting and supporting what the arts have to offer in the development for our 21st century learners. Please take 10 minutes to take a look!

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