I thought we could all start the new year with Inspiration, so this week's Friday Five brings you inspiring words from the T.E.D. Conference archives.
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These range from 3 minutes to 20 minutes each. I
tried to pick some that speak to my passion as an educator as
introduction to the TED conference.
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for
creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines)
Gever Tulley, founder of the Tinkering School, spells out 5 dangerous
things you should let your kids do. From TED University 2007.
Why do people succeed? Is it because they're smart? Or are they just
lucky? Neither. Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews
into an unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets of success.
(Great one to share with students)
Benjamin Zander has two infectious passions: classical music, and
helping us all realize our untapped love for it -- and by extension,
our untapped love for all new possibilities, new experiences, new
connections. (Can be applied to any educator's passion)
Accepting his 2008 TED Prize, author Dave Eggers asks the TED
community to personally, creatively engage with local public schools.
With spellbinding eagerness, he talks about how his 826 Valencia
tutoring center inspired others around the world to open--