Tyler DeWitt aims to inspire science educators to loosen up a little

Tyler DeWitt aims to inspire science educators to loosen up a little.  We love this talk because Tyler is a real science teacher who understands the serious limitations of tying science teaching and learning to textbooks.  We also love the fact that Tyler’s talk is originally a TEDx talk!

 

Suzanne Talhouk discusses the importance of respecting mother tongue

Suzanne Talhouk’s talk is the first Arabic language talk to go up on the main TED.com site.  She gave the talk at TEDxBeirut 2012 and though not without controversy, it went viral.  Suzanne’s talk is particularly relevant to Lebanon and other countries where multilingualism is socially valued, but foreign languages become dominant in the public sphere.  She raises some great points that are extremely relevant for educational policy and for teaching and learning.

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Sugata Mitra shares his TED Prize 2013 wish

Sugata Mitra shares his TED Prize 2013 wish.  Sugata Mitra’s idea reinforces the notion that children are competent and also that real learning can happen socially among children without necessarily having an adult mediator.   This idea has inspired us in thinking with colleagues about potential solutions for bring education access into refugee camps.

 

Angela Lee Duckworth shares her theory of “grit” as a key predictor of success

Angela Lee Duckworth shares her theory of “grit” as a key predictor of success. 

 

Daniel Tammet reminds us that not everyone perceives the world in the same way

Daniel Tammet reminds us that not everyone perceives the world in the same way.