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Ene 24 2010

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Kiran Bir Sethi

image Kiran Sethi , una educadora hindú, nos muestra cómo lograr el cambio contagiando a  los estudiantes con lo que llama el “I can bug”. Nos introduce su charla de unos ocho minutos con estas palabras:

Contagious is a good word. Even in the times of H1N1, I like the word. Laughter is contagious. Passion is contagious. Inspiration is contagious. We’ve heard some remarkable stories from some remarkable speakers. But for me, what was contagious about all of them was that they were infected by something I call the "I Can" bug.

So, the question is, why only them? In a country of a billion people and some, why so few? Is it luck? Is it chance? Can we all not systematically and consciously get infected? So, in the next eight minutes I would like to share with you my story. I got infected when I was 17, when, as a student of the design college I encountered adults, who actually believed in my ideas, challenged me, and had lots of cups of chai with me. And I was struck by just how wonderful it felt, and how contagious that feeling was. I also realized I should have got infected when I was seven.

Después de escucharla pienso que Kiran Sethi es la Secretaria de Educación que necesita Puerto Rico. Sin duda, unos ocho minutos llenos de magia y esperanza …

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