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

Pearl Arredondo: My story, from gangland daughter to star teacher
4 years, 1 month ago 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 ... Pearl Arredond

Bill Gates: Teachers need real feedback

Bill Gates: Teachers need real feedback
4 years, 1 month ago Until recently, many teachers only got one word of feedback a year: “satisfactory.” And with no feedback, no coaching, there’s just no way to improve. Bill Gates suggests that even great teachers can get better with smart feedback -- and lays out a ... Until rece

The Violence Within Us

The Violence Within Us
4 years, 1 month ago Violence and brutality are grim realities of life. So why are some people violent, and others aren't?Violence and brutality are grim realities of life. So why are some p

Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion
4 years, 1 month ago Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don’t like.’” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them ... Rita

Making Mistakes

Making Mistakes
4 years, 2 months ago We try so hard to be perfect, to never make mistakes, and to avoid failure at all costs. But mistakes happen — and when they do — how do we deal with being wrong? In this episode TED speakers look at those difficult moments in our lives and consider why ... We try

Do We Need Humans

Do We Need Humans
4 years, 2 months ago "Why are we at a point in our history when we would want to construct false relationships? Because when we construct robots, we are changing ourselves." – Sherry Turkle"Why are we at a point in our history when we would want to construct false relationships? Because w

Peering Into Space

Peering Into Space
4 years, 2 months ago Gazing up at the night sky is simultaneously humbling and utterly thrilling.Gazing up at the night sky is simultaneously humbling and utterly thrilling.

The Unquiet Mind

The Unquiet Mind
4 years, 2 months ago We've all had that moment. The moment where you might see or hear something and you wonder: Am I going crazy?We've all had that moment. The moment where you migh

The Power of Crowds

The Power of Crowds
4 years, 3 months ago Technology-enabled collaboration draws us closer, makes us smarter and allows us to innovate through the wisdom of a crowd.Technology-enabled colla

Food Matters

Food Matters
4 years, 3 months ago A cornucopia of TEDTalks about food: growing it, cooking it, consuming it — and making sure there's enough for everyone.A cornucopia of TEDTalks abo