Ok, look. I don’t have that many heroes. I try to keep my eyes wide and my ears open and steal borrow the best bits from wherever I can. But Aaron James Draplin is a pretty impressive man. Get watching, people.
This is Adam Savage talking with David Chang. They’re talking (mostly) about food, but the parallels to education and learning are profound- Chang (and Savage, for that matter) is obsessed with learning. And it’s clear that while he’s not an educator, he has spent an enormous amount of time thinking about how to learn more. I’d argue, in fact, that Chang not being a educator (in this case) makes his views all the more important.
So I was watching this video the other day, and it’s about racing rally cars. That’s not a topic I’m likely to ever delve into here, but what caught my ear was a bit of conversation part way through about drivers investing in knowledge and mastery to succeed. The parallels to teaching are plain. You’ll want to skip to 33:33 for the most relevant portion.