Ken Robinson: How to avoid the valley of death in education
0:12 Thank you so much.
0:16 I moved to America 12 years ago with my wife, Terry, and two children. In fact, as it turned out, we moved to Los Angeles, - (Laughter) - thinking that we are moving to America, but be that as it may, from Los Angeles not long to fly to America.
0:37 I came here 12 years ago, and when I arrived, they told me different things, for example: “Americans don't understand irony.” Are you familiar with this? It is not true. I traveled all over the country along and across and did not meet anything that would indicate that the Americans do not understand irony. This is one of the cultural myths, for example, that the British are reserved people. I do not know why they think so. We have invaded all countries with which we have come into contact. (Laughter) It’s not true that Americans don’t understand irony, I just wanted you to know that this is what they say about you behind your back. You know, in Europe, when you leave the living room, they will tell you: "Thank God, no one sneered at you in front of you."