Tagged: TED

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Inspiring TED talks about education systems

Here are a collection of my favourite talks about education systems: Ken Robinson: How to escape education death valley Ken Robinson: Ken Robinson says schools kill creativity Ken Robinson: Changing education paradigms Geoffrey Canada: Failing Schools. Enough is enough!  Andreas Schleicher: Use data to build better schools Colin Powell: Kids need structure  Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover Rita...

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How big is infinity?

TED Education videos just seem to be getting better and better. Here is a superb introduction to the mind-bending realms of infinity… How big is infinity?

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Inspiring pupils into a STEM career- agile flying robots…

More TED I’m afraid…! This time it is a stunning talk given by Vijay Kumar about small autonomous robots that can fly and cooperate. This cutting edge research really shows how exciting a STEM career can be. I believe passionately that pupils need to see videos like this one to understand what amazing things you can do with maths, technology...

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TED-Ed Lessons Worth Sharing

Regular readers of Great Maths Teaching Ideas will know what a fan of TED.com I am. TED has changed the way that I look at the world on countless occasions. Their videos are never anything but inspiring and thought-provoking. They remind us of what the best and worst parts of the human condition are about. TED-Ed have recently launched a...

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Carrot, stick, both or something else?

How do you motivate students? How do you get them wanting to learn? Carrot, stick, both, or something else? What does the science say? There’s a great video on Youtube of an animation of a talk Dan Pink gave explaining what science says about motivating people. The video talks about motivational strategies within the world of work, getting adults working...

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Probably the best blogs by maths teachers around the world

There are some really great blogs out there written by maths teachers who really care about their practice. I enjoy reading their posts as they share their insight and ideas and think about how it could improve my own teaching. There is wheat and there is chaff out there. To save you time in separating the two, I have compiled...