My Pixar Pitch

Once upon a time there was an education system that equipped students with a particular set of skills needed to be successful.  Every day, teachers would stand in the front of the classroom and impart their knowledge onto their students in hope that every student would comply, graduate, and enter the workplace.  One day, the workplace suddenly demanded new knowledge, new skills, and innovation.  Because of that, we have been trying to prepare our students to prosper in this rapidly changing, unpredictable world.  Because of that, we have created competitive learning environments due to an increase in standardization and accountability. Until finally ...

Educators, help me write the ending to this story!

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Pink, D. H. (2012). To sell is human: the surprising truth about moving others. Section: Pixar pitch. New York: Riverhead Books. 


  1. I recently changed the second half of this story. My first draft focused on the current problems in America's education system. I described how these new demands in the workplace have impacted competition between America and other counties in the global economy. After wondering what some of my colleagues in Canada, Australia, and Europe might think ... I decided to change my story. I realized that this was a very egocentric point of view and that education needs to change in all countries in order for us (as a civilization) to solve the global problems and challenges of tomorrow.


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