"This past Tuesday, PBS aired an hour long special called TED Talks Education. We’ve talkedabout TED talks before, and there has always been a number of education related TED talks out there, so TED talks about education are not really anything new. But this special put together a diverse group of teachers and education advocates delivering short, high-impact talks on the theme of teaching and learning.
- Pearl Arredondo, Founder, San Fernando Institute for Applied Media
- Geoffrey Canada, President, CEO Harlem Children’s Zone, Education Reform Advocate
- Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
- Bill Gates, Technologist and philanthropist
- Malcolm London, Chicago poet
- Ramsey Musallam, Chemistry teacher and blended learning specialist
- Rita F. Pierson, Ed.D., Educator and anti-poverty advocate
- Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D., Educator, author and most-watched TED Talk speaker on TED.com
The program also features two short films profiling high school students with remarkable stories. The documentaries were produced by two-time Emmy-winning filmmaker Tony Gerber and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright and MacArthur Genius Award-recipient Lynn Nottage. Musician John Legend hosted the event.
With topics varying from teacher-student relationship building to leadership and the challenges teachers face, each of these TED talks is an original (so they’re not just repeats from previously recorded talks that are already on their website). You can check out the website if you’re looking for the clips of individual speakers (some – not all – are available).
To view the video, click here.