September 4, 2014
Looking for some inspiration for this new school year? Here are 8 TED talks from inspiring teachers. The first one is by Rita Pierson on the importance of believing in students and making a strong rapport with them. The next one is by Christopher Emdin in which he offers a vision to make the classroom come alive. In Hey Science Teachers.. Make It Fun, high school teacher Tyler DeWitt makes a strong case for teaching science through stories and demonstrations . Similarly, Dan Meyer takes the same direction in the teaching of Math and he advocates a classroom-tested math strategy that makes students stop and think. The other four remaining TED talks are all personal accounts by experienced teachers and educators into the journey of learning and self-development. I invite you to have a look and share with your colleagues.
1- Every Kid Needs A Champion
2- Teach Teachers how to Create Magic
3- Hey Science Teachers... Make It Fun
5- 3 Rules to Spark Learning
6- A Teacher Growing Green in the South Bronx
7- A Girl Who Demanded School
8- How to Learn from Mistakes
Courtesy of TED blog.