Bring on the learning revolution! | Ken Robinson

Important Vocabulary Words From The Video


When someone is hypnotized, they are under the control of someone else. This person is usually a hypnotist, and they are using hypnosis to make the person do something that they might not want to do.

  • She was under the hypnotist's control, and she had to do everything that he said.
  • The hypnotist was able to hypnotize the person so that they would not be able to move.

When two things are symbiotically linked, they are connected in a way that benefits both of them. For example, a plant needs sunlight to grow, and the sunlight is symbiotically linked to the plant's need for water.

  • The symbiotic relationship between the bacteria and the yeast is essential to the fermentation process.
  • The symbiotic relationship between a bee and a flower is essential for the bee to get the flowers that it needs to survive.

Reconstitute means to put something back together again. When you reconstitute a piece of clothing, you put the pieces back together so that they are in the same condition as they were before the accident.

  • She reconstitutes vintage clothing to sell at her store.
  • The police reconstituted the evidence after the crime was committed.

When someone is unimpressed, they don't seem to be very interested in what you are saying. They might not even be paying attention.

  • He was unimpressed by the performance, and didn't seem to be enjoying it.
  • She was unimpressed by the dress that I bought her, and didn't want to wear it.

impoverishing is to make someone or something very poor. When you impoverish a land, you make it so that it can no longer support a lot of people.

  • The land was impoverishing because it was being used for agriculture instead of being protected.
  • The company is impoverishing the workforce by giving them low wages.

Aptitudes are the natural skills and abilities that someone has. These skills and abilities can be things like intelligence or athleticism.

  • She has high aptitudes for math, which is why she is so good at it.
  • He has high aptitudes for basketball, which is why he is so good at it.

Batching is a process of grouping together several similar tasks and performing them together as a single unit. This makes the tasks easier to manage and faster to complete.

  • The software can batch jobs together so that they are processed as a single unit.
  • The company batches their jobs so that they are processed at the same time each day.

Personalizing something means treating it differently because it's associated with you. When you personalize a work of art, you make it unique because it's not just a copy of something else.

  • The artist personalizes every painting by adding his own touch.
  • The tailor personalizes every suit by making sure it's fit for the person who is wearing it.

Bewailing is the act of crying out in grief. When someone is bewailing, they are usually crying very loudly.

  • The women were bewailing the death of their loved ones.
  • The bewailing sound of the waves was very soothing.