This young man is an inspiration clearly to many of us! Over 930,000 have viewed this video on TED as Thomas shares with us his journey finding a way to learn how to do something new in his world -- with the help of his family and computer store employees.
He says to the audience "Sorry, but I could not find an adult who could answer my questions about how to make an app!" This is a great moment for us all to think about -- on many levels -- but here I want to focus on just the level of teaching and learning...and the idea of teaching as the best way to learn:
I love the thought of Thomas teaching a class now -- at the encouragement of his teacher! This is a true story, and one we could all have happen in our schools all over this country - and imagine what we might learn if our students were given just the chance to explore what they want to know, learn what they don't know and then share what they learned as the guide!
Check it out and have fun envisioning!