A curated list of thought provoking TED talks for School leaders

Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

https://www.ted.com/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity

 

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

 

 

 

Sugata Mitra: Build a School in the Cloud

https://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_build_a_school_in_the_cloud

Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other — using resources and mentoring from the cloud. Hear his inspiring vision for Self Organized Learning Environments.

 

 

 

Salman Khan: Let’s use video to reinvent education | TED Talk | TED.com

https://www.ted.com/talks/salman_khan_let_s_use_video_to_reinvent_education

Salman Khan talks about how and why he created the remarkable Khan Academy, a carefully structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He shows the power of interactive exercises, and calls for teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script — give students video lectures to watch at home, and do “homework” in the classroom with the teacher available to help.

 

Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

https://www.ted.com/talks/rita_pierson_every_kid_needs_a_champion

 

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her response: “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.

 

 

Shukla Bose: Teaching one child at a time 

https://www.ted.com/talks/shukla_bose_teaching_one_child_at_a_time?language=en

Educating the poor is more than just a numbers game, says Shukla Bose. She tells the story of her groundbreaking Parikrma Humanity Foundation, which brings hope to India’s slums by looking past the daunting statistics and focusing on treating each child as an individual.

 

 

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