1. Listening for the Wisdom of Young People: Charlie Kouns at TEDxKatuah (by TEDxTalks)

    I fully believe in the power of the voices of our young people to lead a transformation of education. Their voices are filled with hope, compassion, innocence and bold ideas. They have nothing to lose and everything to gain if we but listen.

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  2. Education’s New Era: Scott Nine at TEDxYouth@BFS (by TEDxYouth)

    Scott Nine is the Executive Director of IDEA. A dynamic public speaker and organizer, he enjoys teaching and learning about leadership, social justice, community, educational reform, environmental sanity, personal growth, entrepreneurship, and how we get along with one another. Scott has a Masters Degree in Social Work from Arizona State University. He has experience teaching, advising, and creating learning communities for people ages 5 to 95. Raised by two public school educators, Scott fell in love with his partner Hollie while growing up in Apache Junction, Arizona. He is normally based in Portland, Oregon but is spending the school year in Caguas, Puerto Rico, where Kristofer, KD, and Ellanore teach him new lessons on an almost daily basis.

  3. (via Socrates Was Wrong « Cooperative Catalyst)

    "This short video, entitled “Did Socrates Get it Wrong?”, is a TEDx talk given by Dan Rothstein, co-developer of the method. It provides a nice overview of the technique, suggesting that perhaps as teachers we have taken on too much of the question-asking load from our students – that getting the students to improve their questions-asking skills is an important goal.”

  4. (via TED Blog | Flip this lesson! A new way to teach with video from TED-Ed)

    "“Flip This Lesson” is an open platform — you can create a lesson from any video, whether from the TED-Ed library, from more than 1,000 TEDTalks, or from any video on YouTube. Read Chris Anderson’s blog post about why we built TED-Ed as an open platform. Read the full press announcement here. And explore a sample lesson Chris made as a proof-of-concept, based on a great new TED-Ed talk.

    Then — go forth and write lessons of your own!”

  5. humanscaleschools:

    TEDxDirigo - Alan Lishness - Indigenous Innovation: How Small Places can Change the World (by TEDxTalks)

    As chief innovation officer at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, Alan Lishness designs and leads science education programming for Maine middle school students, reaching 60,000 students and counting. His vision is for all citizens to be skilled at critical thinking, collaboration, learning, and developing innovative solutions. His thinking is informed by current educational practice in Finland, where teachers are well prepared to teach, held in high professional esteem, and granted autonomy in their classrooms.

    In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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  6. cooperativecatalyst:

    TEDxDirigo - Alan Lishness - Indigenous Innovation: How Small Places can Change the World (by TEDxTalks)


    Education is a big conversation. The narrative is filled with buzz words: teacher accountability, AYP, NCLB, high-stakes tests, charter schools, and on and on. Sometimes it gets so heady and academic that I believe that no one truly understands what is being said anymore. The conversation has moved so far away from the basic interaction of adults and children trying to do their best together, that to me it is often meaningless.

    Thankfully, every once in awhile (and far more often here on the Co-op) people come along and make sense of the jargon and nuances such that most everyone can say, “oh, okay, I get it now.” And then people can actually organize to put worthy ideas to work. Alan Lishness, Chief Innovation Officer at the Gulf of Maine Research Institute, recently did that at TEDxDirigo 

    His talk lays plain what Finland is doing in their education system and how we can apply it in places like Maine, my home state, as well as across the United States. He makes it so clear that we are headed in the wrong direction that it demands a national “time out” in our conversation about education reform, a hanging of our heads in humility, and starting over with a fresh set of values and frames for the conversation. I sincerely hope this happens and ask that you please share this talk far and wide, in addition to discussing it thoroughly below.”

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