4 inspiring TED talks on Education you should watch now
We all need inspiration, to be better educators, and to learn more each day. Watched regularly by millions across the globe, TED Talks bring valuable new perspectives to the table. Here are four interesting, entertaining, and inspiring TED Talks from all about education you should definitely check out.
1. John Boyer: More Passion, Less Pedagogy
Being a great teacher is about inspiration. Think of your favorite teacher… they probably inspired you. But oh no, you can’t “standardize” inspiration or creativity, too bad, we can’t count it. John Boyer is the teacher we all wanted to have.
2. Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion
“Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like!”
Rita proclaims that personal relationships are still incredibly powerful when learning something. You won’t like all of your students - but the kids can never ever know.
Every child deserves their champion, someone who never gives up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.
3. Sir Ken Robinson: How schools kill creativity
This TED talk has over 25M views, and it is so worth it. No education TED talk list would be complete without this one. Ken Robinson says creativity is as important in education as literacy. If you’re not prepared to be wrong, you will never come up with anything original. We’re running national education systems were mistakes are the worst thing you can make. We don’t grow into creativity, we grow out of it.
4. Ramsey Musallam: 3 rules to spark learning
Ramsey Musallam, a Chemistry teacher, says that Teachers need to be Cultivators of curiosity and inquiry. His words are profound. He says that curiosity and students questions are the way to enhance learning. Curiosity comes first. He offers some great advice for inspiring lesson planning.