I came across this cool interview with Jamie Oliver who has dyslexia, where he shares his thoughts about education, dyslexia and more.
Take a look. It’s really inspiring and removes the stigma that is often attached with learning difficulties.
Some of my favourite bits:
0.05 – “I loved school, I really loved school, it was like a glorified youth club. I had nothing to offer at school, I didn’t learn much about myself at school.”
1.28 – “I love the debate about education. Who said education is what we say it is? A couple of dudes 500 years ago set up the structure of it; English, maths, science. So if you’re not very good at black and white and traditional academia, you’re thick?”
1.54 – “There are different types of intelligence and everyone has their ability to be brilliant.”
2.03 – “School should be about facilitating kids to find their sort of inner genius and inner confidence and help them with life skills and just being good people.”
2.38 – “There were 5 people in my special needs class and 3 of them are doing really well. I know people at school with A’s, A’s and A’s but really are just on minimum wage.”
3.21 – “We’ve got a massive problem in this country with under-mentored, under loved kids that don’t see you can be very good at something very simple and turn it into a life’s work that you enjoy.”
What do you think? Does he make some good points? Your favourite bit?