- Sir Ken Robinson's RSA Animate talk (abridged and illustrated). This is a brilliantly illustrated talk in which Sir Ken describes how our educational paradigm must be updated to meet the needs of today's students.
- Do schools kill creativity? My other favorite talk by Sir Ken.
- TED talks related to Education. When you're too lazy to type "education" into their search engine, click here for a pre-searched list.
- Gaming to re-engage boys in learning: Ali Carr-Chellman. (TED Talk)
- The Khan Academy. Sal Khan is a former hedge fund manager turned math education visionary. This is a repository of all his math videos.
- Sal Khan's Ted Talk. See this for inspiration on how to rethink what you know about teaching math.
- Other Math Talks in order of importance:
- Arthur Benjamin's formula for changing math education. (TED talk)
- Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover. (TED talk)
- Conrad Wolfram: Teaching kids real math. (TED Talk)
- Handy multi engine search tool: Schoolr
- Brain Pop Curriculum Resources
- Dalton Sherman's Talk to Dallas ISD. This is available even if your school district blocks YouTube.
OTHER THINGS THAT CAUGHT MY ATTENTION
- Ben Dunlap talks about a passionate life
- The problem with clutter This is something I've been pondering since first starting my career as a teacher. Most classrooms are extremely cluttered -- in the sense that there are typically a lot of visual stimuli in classrooms.
- OEA Executive Board Slate: This is the slate of candidates that includes Mark Airgood with whom I share an office and classroom.