The school year is underway and it seems as if someone has shot off a starting gun. Amidst the chaos, mounds of planning, implementing, testing, and grading, it is necessary to stop and gain some perspective and inspiration. Here are three Ted Talks that serve as a reminder of the human element of teaching.
Every Kid Needs a Champion– Veteran teacher Rita Pierson reminds educators that connecting with your students is essential to successful learning. Pierson eloquently states that:
“Every child deserves a champion — an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection, and insists that they become the best that they can possibly be.”
3 Rules to Spark Learning– Chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam discusses how a life threatening condition provided him new insight into education and the role of the educator. He delves into how technology and multi-media can cultivate curiosity in the classroom.
“True Colors”– Singer/songwriter John Legend performs “True Colors” with teachers and students in mind. Through his Show Me campaign, Legend commits to breaking the cycle of poverty through education.