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Top 10 TED Talks from Inspiring Teachers

TED is one of my favourite video platforms where , when time allows, watch inspiring videos of not only educators but leaders and enthusiasts from all other fields. We , in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning,  consider TED as a video resource of huge potential in education and that is why we dedicated a whole section solely to TED videos , its news and updates.

Today we noticed that TED Blog has published a great post featuring  10 talks from inspiring teachers and upon checking them ( some we have already seen before  ) we found them worth sharing with you here.

Check them out below and tell us what you think about them :


1- Teach Statistics before Calculus

Arthur Benjamin, a Math professor at at Harvey Mudd College, offers a bold proposal on how to make Math education relevant in the digital age


  2- Teaching The World Peace Game  Learn how John Hunter created the World Peace Game which is a hands-on political simulation where he puts all the problems of the world on ax plywood  board and has histhgraders solve them     3- Teaching Design for Change   Learn how designer Emily Pilloton has brought new opportunities to the poorest county in the state by teaching a design class caled Studio H  4-  Math Class Needs a Makeover   Dan Meyer, a high school math teacher, argues in this video that the focus in math class should be shifted from solving problems to formulating solutions     5- How to Speed up Chemical Reactions and Get a Date  Aoron Sams, Colorado high school teacher has made a great TED -Ed lesson  on chemical reactions made relatable to anyone hoping to go to prom.   6- The Child-driven Education In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi to South Africa, Sugata Mitra ( Education Scientist ) gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching.     7- A Call to Reinvent Liberal Arts Education Bennington president Liz Coleman delivers a call-to-arms for radical reform in higher education.     8- Teaching Kids Real Math with Computers   Conrad Wolfram presents his radical idea about teaching kids math through computer to generate stinterest.   9- The Call to Learn   Stoll Clifford, astronomer and researcher, makes a sharp, witty case for keeping     10- A Teacher Growing Green in The South Bronx  Watch this amazing story of Stephen Ritz who teaches at-risk kids in the South Bronx  

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  1. Thank you for sharing... I believe that I got the most from Liz Coleman's presentation. However, each one gave me fodder for thought.

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