Back to School is here as teachers and students return to the classroom. Here are 5 great TED Talks for Education that inspire with style!
Julian Treasure: How to speak so that people want to listen
First of all this Ted Talk for Education is inspirational, informative and addresses gossiping, judgment, negativity, lying, opinions rather than facts or the seven deadly sins of speaking. For that reason he gives 4 cornerstones to remedy these previously mentioned problems. Similarly Julian Treasure teaches solution for problems in expression through speech with the acronym HAIL. His suggestions could be adapted for all ages.
Susan Cain: The power of introverts
Most noteworthy it is not unusual to think others are like us. We work in an educational community that values talking, making lots of friends and very social. If you are an introvert that values reading over talking the classroom can sometimes be a place of discomfort and even shame. This Ted Talk for Education beautifully explains the world of the introvert and their quiet introverted ways of being bring value to the classroom and world.
Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion
Certainly every great teacher knows that students can tell if you like them or don’t like them. Love, respect and liking our students are the most basic and important belief we bring to education. Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, reminds us all in this Ted Talk for Education to love our students and connect with them at a human level. We are all called to meet our students and their families wherever they are in their educational journey.
Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!
Even more this Ted Talk for Education is funny but deadly serious at the same time. It speaks to our authentic selves and will speak to many educators who teach from a sense of purpose. He argues against reform and advocates educational transformation.
Reshma Saujani: Teach girls bravery, not perfection
Furthermore culturally girls are taught to play it safe and if you are perfect life works out well. We raise our girls to be perfect rather than to have courage. This Ted Talk for Education raises the question, “What if we raised our girls to be brave?”
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