Creative ways to get kids to thrive in school - Olympia Della Flora

My Four Favorite TED Talks on Education

Math Class Needs a Makeover – Dan Meyer, Math Educator

Why It’s One of My Favorites:

We are taking the joy out of learning real math, and in this TED talk, one of America’s most popular math educators does a brilliant job explaining the problem and why it is important for us to do something about it.

Changing Education Paradigms – Sir Ken Robinson, Creativity Expert

Why It’s One of My Favorites:

Is there a better way to approach our children’s education? Sir Ken Robinson,  British author, speaker and international advisor on education, challenges conventional wisdom and addresses the growing trends in ADHD.

Creative Ways to Get Kids to Thrive In School – Olympia Della Flora, Educator

Why It’s One of My Favorites:

We can’t educate our children in a vacuum. For children to thrive and learn, this school principal argues that we must address their social and emotional needs, as well as their educational ones.

Teaching Kids Real Math with Computers  – Conrad Wolfram

Why It’s One of My Favorites:

In this video, Conrad Wolfram, mathematician, technologist and entrepreneur, challenges the need for teaching procedural calculation in mathematics — something our students spend a lot of time doing (and maybe they shouldn’t).

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