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Jun, 2014

The inner and outer world

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Sir Ken Robinson urges more focus on the arts and explains why alternative education should replace mainstream education. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ClP4Ob1voA

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Jun, 2014

Mysteries of the heart

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A fascinating presentation from the HeartMath Institute on the little-known roles the heart plays in our everyday lives. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kyfm5_LLxow&feature=youtu.be

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Jun, 2014

Social and emotional fitness for children and youth

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We know that physical fitness is important. But scientific research now shows that children that have social and emotional fitness do better in school and life. They even have higher academic achievement. 

Dr Kimberly Schonert-Reichl, developmental psychologist, researcher and educator presents the latest research and innovative strategies that can be used by parents, educators and anyone who cares for and about children. Part 1. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ygQOmVVfAeY Part 2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OgF9A1ajYGQ

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Jun, 2014

Maths class needs a makeover

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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. Dan Meyer shows classroom-tested math exercises that prompt students to stop and think. http://blog.ted.com/2010/05/13/math_class_need/

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Jun, 2014

Kids, take charge

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Kiran Bir Sethi shows how her groundbreaking Riverside School in India teaches kids life’s most valuable lesson: “I can.” Watch her students take local issues into their own hands, lead other young people, even educate their parents. http://www.ted.com/talks/kiran_bir_sethi_teaches_kids_to_take_charge

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Jun, 2014

Child-driven education

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Education scientist Sugata Mitra tackles one of the greatest problems of education – the best teachers and schools don’t exist where they’re needed most. In a series of real-life experiments from New Delhi and South Africa to Italy, he gave kids self-supervised access to the web and saw results that could revolutionize how we think about teaching. http://www.ted.com/talks/sugata_mitra_the_child_driven_education#t-5841

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Jun, 2014

Let’s use video to reinvent education

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Salman Khan talks about the Khan Academy, a structured series of educational videos offering complete curricula in math and, now, other subjects. He demonstrates the power of interactive exercises, and urges teachers to consider flipping the traditional classroom script — give students video lectures to watch at home, and do “homework” in the classroom with the teacher available to help. http://www.ted.com/talks/salman_khan_let_s_use_video_to_reinvent_education#t-13030

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