Learning With Lucie Archive 2006-2013

January 2, 2009

Friday Five – Inspiring Ted Talks For Educators

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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.

For those of you who are wondering WHAT is TED.   Check out:


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.

1.  http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/ken_robinson_says_schools_kill_creativity.html

Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for

creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines)


2.  http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/gever_tulley_on_5_dangerous_things_for_kids.html

Gever Tulley, founder of the Tinkering School, spells out 5 dangerous

things you should let your kids do. From TED University 2007.

3. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/richard_st_john_s_8_secrets_of_success.html

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)

4. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/benjamin_zander_on_music_and_passion.html

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)

5. http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/dave_eggers_makes_his_ted_prize_wish_once_upon_a_school.html

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–

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