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The world needs all kinds of minds

“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.

Pearl Arredondo: My story, from gangland daughter to star teacher

“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.”

Re-imagining school

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.