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Ted Talk of the Week

November 3, 2013

November 3, 2013 Jacob Barnett: Forget What You Know

  • “For the next twenty-four hours, don’t learn anything!  You are not allowed to learn anything for the next twenty-four hours.  However, what I would like you to do… is to go into some field… and think about that field instead of learning about that field.  And instead of being a student of that field, be the field.”  That’s great advice.

October 27, 2013 Sugata Mitra: The Child-Driven Education (2010) and Build A School In The Cloud (2013)

  • Both of these talks are absolutely fantastic.  They are funny, insightful, and will fill you with hope!  Both talks focus on what happens when teachers get out of the way and let children do what they do naturally – learn!

  • Favorite line: “If children have interest, then education happens.”

October 20, 2013 Ian Gilbert

  • “As soon as you say to a child ‘O.K. You think this.  Tell me why you think it?’  It’s like opening a bit of window in their heads.  And you see their thinking in action in a way you don’t get from the traditional teaching model of I’m going to give you my ideas, I’m going to give you my thoughts.”

October 13, 2013 Taylor Mali: What Do Teachers Make

  • I remember hearing this poem for the first time nearly six years ago.  It made me feel proud to be a teacher and affirmed the life-changing nature of our profession.

October 6, 2013 Drew Dudley: Everyday Leadership

  • Lollipop moments are why I got into teaching.  How about you?

Please leave a comment to recommend one of your favorite Ted Talks on Education

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