This TED Talk Unit (7 TED Talk lessons) is appropriate for a Current Events/Contemporary Issues course or most upper-level English courses.
Seven TED Talk lessons included in this bundle focus on the topic of EDUCATION.
What is included in this product?
-Cover page (pdf and editable PPT)
-7 TED Talk Lessons:
Sugata Mitra's TED Talk, Build a School in the Cloud
Onstage at TED2013, Sugata Mitra makes his bold TED Prize wish: Help me design the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can explore and learn from each other — using resources and mentoring from the cloud. Hear his inspiring vision for Self Organized Learning Environments, and learn more at ted.com/prize.
Sir Ken Robinson's TED Talk, Do Schools Kill Creativity?
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
Angela Duckworth's TED Talk, Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance
Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success.
Kandice Sumner's TED Talk, How America's Public Schools Keep Kids in Poverty.
Why should a good education be exclusive to rich kids? Schools in low-income neighborhoods across the US, specifically in communities of color, lack resources that are standard at wealthier schools — things like musical instruments, new books, healthy school lunches and soccer fields — and this has a real impact on the potential of students. Kandice Sumner sees the disparity every day in her classroom in Boston. In this inspiring talk, she asks us to face facts — and change them.
Alice Goffman’s “How We are Priming Some Kids for College and Others for Prison
In the United States, two institutions guide teenagers on the journey to adulthood: college and prison. Sociologist Alice Goffman spent six years in a troubled Philadelphia neighborhood and saw first-hand how teenagers of African-American and Latino backgrounds are funneled down the path to prison — sometimes starting with relatively minor infractions. In an impassioned talk she asks, “Why are we offering only handcuffs and jail time?”
Suki Kim's TED Talk, This is What it’s Like to Go Undercover in North Korea
For six months, Suki Kim worked as an English teacher at an elite school for North Korea's future leaders — while writing a book on one of the world's most repressive regimes. As she helped her students grapple with concepts like "truth" and "critical thinking," she came to wonder: Was teaching these students to seek the truth putting them in peril? (This talk was part of a session at TED2015 guest-curated by Pop-Up Magazine: popupmagazine.com or @popupmag on Twitter.)
Sam Kass' TED Talk, Want Kids to Learn Well? Feed Them Well
What can we expect our kids to learn if they're hungry or eating diets full of sugar and empty of nutrients? Former White House Chef and food policymaker Sam Kass discusses the role schools can play in nourishing students' bodies in addition to their minds.
-Answer Keys for all lessons EXCEPT “Build a School in the Cloud” and “Want Kids to Learn Well? Feed Them Well.”