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Sir Ken Robinson - Educating the Heart and Mind

Sir Ken Robinson speaks during the Dalai Lama Center's Educating the Heart Series. He discusses the importance of an education that educates not just the mind, but also the heart. http://www.dalailamacenter.org 


The World We Explore- Sir Ken Robinson - Curiosity

The World We Explore-- Sir Ken Robinson, Educator. Curiosity encourages us to push boundaries into uncharted territories. Where can our hunger for discovery take us - both outside and inside ourselves? Zeitgeist Americas 2012

Sir Ken Robinson: Do Schools Kill Creativity?

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the Learning Revolution!

In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning -- creating conditions where kids' natural talents can flourish.

Adora Svitak: What Adults Can Learn From Kids

Child prodigy Adora Svitak says the world needs "childish" thinking: bold ideas, wild creativity and especially optimism. Kids' big dreams deserve high expectations, she says, starting with grownups' willingness to learn from children as much as to teach.
About Adora Svitak
A prolific short story writer and blogger since age seven, Adora Svitak (now 12) speaks around the United States to adults and children as an advocate for literacy.

Hackschooling Makes Me Happy: Logan LaPlante

When 13 year-old Logan LaPlante grows up, he wants to be happy and healthy. He discusses how hacking his education is helping him achieve this goal. 
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Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math with computers

From rockets to stock markets, math powers many of humanity's most thrilling creations. So why do kids lose interest? Conrad Wolfram says the part of math we teach -- calculation by hand -- isn't just tedious, it's mostly irrelevant to real mathematics and the real world. He presents his radical idea: teaching kids math through computer programming.  

Dan Meyer: Math Class Needs a Makeover

Today's math curriculum is teaching students to expect -- and excel at -- paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than solving problems: formulating them. At TEDxNYED, Dan Meyer shows classroom-tested math exercises that prompt students to stop and think.
About Dan Meyer
Dan Meyer is exploring the way we teach teachers to teach kids. Full bio and more links

Aflie Kohn: Teaching Math through Inquiry & Exemplary Teaching

Aflie Kohn delivers a passionate presentation about teaching math through inquiry to a Grade 1-2 class. He touches on what exemplary teaching should look like.