“The world needs different kinds of minds to work together.”
“You gotta show kids interesting stuff.”
“Use that fixation in order to motivate that kid.”
Just a couple of the insights in this fascinating talk.
Temple Grandin, diagnosed with autism as a child, talks about how her mind works — sharing her ability to “think in pictures,” which helps her solve problems that neurotypical brains might miss. She makes the case that the world needs people on the autism spectrum: visual thinkers, pattern thinkers, verbal thinkers, and all kinds of smart geeky kids.
Sir Ken Robinson’s speech on creativity in schools, addressing the need to cater for individual student needs rather than adhering to the traditional ‘batch’ education models.
A fantastic introduction to co-teaching, explaining what it is and the benefits for both students and for teachers.
This amazing talk by Sue Austin discusses the way in which our perception of a disability can be more limiting than the disability itself, and challenges us to overcome these prejudices, to see the experiences in a completely new way.
“How can we create an education system that works for kids, instead of against them? Watch eight inspiring talks (and one beautiful performance) from TED’s May 2013 PBS special, given in their entirety.”
Click here to access this playlist.
“Pearl Arredondo grew up in East Los Angeles, the daughter of a high-ranking gang member who was in-and-out of jail. Many teachers wrote her off as having a problem with authority. Now a teacher herself, she’s creating a different kind of school and telling students her story so that they know its okay if sometimes homework isn’t the first thing on their mind.”
TED talks provide insight into education from a variety of world-renowned professionals. This playlist, Re-imagning schools, includes the most-viewed TED talk of all time, Sir Ken Robinson’s ‘How schools kill creativity’, as well as a range of other insights into the social revolution taking place within education to create more inclusive learning environments for children.