ted talks ed (pbs)

pbs ted talks education

TED’s first tv show (can’t seem to embed – click link above to go to site):

1 in 5 kids drops out of hs

Rita F. Pierson

curiosity is like a magnet – greatest tool – student questions – i could teach this kid everything because she’s curious about everything.. riley – a metaphor for all kids – dropping out of school comes in many different forms – let’s be cultivators of curiosity –

primary goal should be like the internet – a great leveler – but management is missing – diff between knowledge and understanding, jazz is teaching me about learning

angela lee duckworth – i was convinced my kids could learn math – 7th grade – if they worked long and hard enough, in ed – the one thing we know how to measure best is iq – but what if there’s more – in every study – who is successful here and why (are all these places in assumed success places? westpoint, national spelling bee, teachers – varied places?) – 1 predictor of success – grit – patience and perseverance – grit questionaires – grittier kids more likely to graduate (but is that our success?) – how to build grit in kids – i don’t know – but talent doesn’t make you gritty – we need to be gittier about getting our kids gritty

melissa perez – dang – 19:42 – have to get a diploma and go to college – (why can’t we offer more – come clean with all the options) – got my head to the game?

bill gates – everyone needs a coach – someone to give you feedback, there’s one group of people that get very little feedback – teachers, start by asking – who’s doing well with teacher feedback systems – a lot of numbers – of where we are in reading, math, etc.. shangai china #1 across the board – because they help teachers keep improving  – there are teachers throughout the country that make better gains, if we all did that – we’d be blowing the rest of the world out of the water (is that really our goal?) his surveys – teachers who did better on student surveys have better outcomes – so we know we are asking the right questions (yeah – to getting better at math – but what if – getting better at math – ruling the world in knowledge – or memorization – isn’t the right question) met – teachers manage the process – pick videos they submit – 5 billion dollars – less than 2% of what is spent every year on teacher’s salaries

ah. 27:42 – john legend – lovely voice – but – can’t read if we don’t teach them – not so right

geoffrey canada – schools were failing 56 yrs ago – and still the same – poorest children lose ground in the summer time – we can’t stifle innovation in this business – some things aren’t going to work – america can not wait another 50 yrs to get this right – harlem childrens center

malcom london – winner of poetry contest –

the need for degrees has left so many people frozen

pearl arredondo – everyone has a story/struggle – san fernando institute for applied media – freedom to hire teachers, control curriculum – (cool until) – getting it right – state test scores have gone up more than 80 pts…

42 – john legend – you with the sad eyes – true colors

sir ken – alternative ed – often involve kids outside of school as well as inside, personalized, et al, if we all did that – no need for alternative 1. human beings are naturally difference – ed after nclb based on conformity 2. if you can light the spark of curiosity – they will learn w/o any further assistance – the whole pt of education is learning – different between task and achievement; if you are teaching and no one is learning; he got applause for saying tests are our focus – he said they are needed but with the intent to support learning 3. human life is inherently creative – awaken and develop these powers of creativity – the real role of leadership is not command and control, it’s climate control – environments of possibility; people move, creates a movement, creates a revolution


from ted ed – periodic table: