TED Talk of the Week

Each week, I will pick a TED talk to share with PLSD.  This talk could be about teaching and learning or about technology or about leadership or just something fun.  TED is a world of spreading ideas and thinking outside of the box.  TED is a world that there is no right or wrong, only what if.  TED opens the door for innovation, creativity and the future.

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.

This week’s TED Talk of the Week is Sir Ken Robinson’s Bring on the Learning Revolution! In this poignant, funny follow-up to his fabled 2006 talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish. Sir Ken Robinson’s TED videos are the most watched TED videos of all time. Sir Ken Robinson’s goal is “to transform the culture of education and organizations with a richer conception of human creativity and intelligence.”

Please visit Sir Ken Robinson’s website for information and about his books (I recommend Finding your Element).

http://sirkenrobinson.com

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