Below is the follow up talk in 2010 by Sir Ken Robinson, to the 2006 talk that I learned about after seeing Logan LaPlante's TEDx talk, whom refers to Sir Ken Robinson. That was the first time I had heard of Sir Ken Robinson believe it or not.
Logan LaPlante was only the 2nd or 3rd TED talk I had seen, again, believe it or not. The first was by Katherine Kuchenbecker on haptography. I was so busy with my own studies for a few years and then a rough year or so that I had missed the TED talk revolution completely. I thought it was a mischievous little cgi bear from a movie.
There is something about the timing of, the authenticity of and the nature of Logan LaPlante's talk, that has made it my favorite to this day. I believe it is the combination of his delivery, his obvious athleticism, and portions of his talk where I could see a young soul making his way through what I'm not sure an insensitive few on YouTube understand is a very courageous thing to have done.
In the same way, I'm not sure that those who, sometimes very pessimistically, resist allowing parents who want the very best for their child by homeschooling them, understand that it takes a heck of a lot of courage to take that step. Some know from his articles here and there that Logan had practice in Young Chatauqua, but this was bigger and you get the sense that he knew it, but still carried himself through.
It could only be true that it's his friends, family and community organizations that have enhanced the learning process; and it all began, as is said from his talk, with a Mother (and Dad of course) that took that courageous step that Logan speaks about seeing her in tears. That is an authentic Moment & you can see it in his eyes.