Lighthouse School: Part 1 – Why we need change…

This is a preview of how education should be in cyprus – people-first, democratic, responsible, holistic & profit-free.

(Note: in the video lighthouse school is called ithaki as this was our intended name when the video was made.)

Lighthouse School: part 2 – what makes us different

Inspirational Videos

Beautiful Ideas & Models

This is where we store all the treasures relating to education, learning and inspiration. These are the Lighthouses by which we chart our own vision.

Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. http://www.ted.com

Sir Ken Robinson: How to Escape Education’s Death Valley

The ever eloquent Sir Ken Robinson contends in this TED Talk that the culture of American education contradicts three principles that make human life thrive: diversity, curiosity and creativity. Humans naturally embody those qualities, but school has become a system based on conformity and testing, qualities that don’t use the natural learning tendencies inherent within every child.

He makes an argument for individualizing learning, but also for valuing teachers and thinking of their professional development as an investment in children and the future.

Geoffrey Canada: Our failing schools. Enough is enough!

Why, why, why does our education system look so similar to the way it did 50 years ago? Millions of students were failing then, as they are now — and it’s because we’re clinging to a business model that clearly doesn’t work. Education advocate Geoffrey Canada dares the system to look at the data, think about the customers and make systematic shifts in order to help greater numbers of kids excel.

Sir Ken Robinson: Building a Culture of Innovation

Sir Ken Robinson delivers a brand new, insightful and entertaining talk to educators at the 9th Annual AERO Conference, “Finding the Catalyst for the Education Revolution.”