posts tagged: TED

Teaching is a creative profession

Education and learning is a creative way of life. We all learn, live and work differently. Yet we continue to propagate a culture of command and control in leadership and a dominant discourse of standardized testing in education. Sir. Ken Robinson in this TED Education Talk outlines what the human mind needs to flourish. He introduces us to a different way of thinking about education and learning wherein teachers are valued, supported and seen as a creative profession — not a cost to monitored and cut. A list of summary quotes from his talk … Education is about learning. People can spend a lot of time talking about education and never talk … Keep Reading…

Teacher Feedback “Systems”

Evaluation, feedback and rankings … these are dangerous words to use in a learning environment. In this TED talk, Bill Gates provides his view on what we can do to improve teaching and education by developing systems of teacher feedback. “We need a system” he professes. “We can use technology” he proposes. In this, however he takes a very reductionist approach to how teachers learn missing the importance of how learning culture is constructed in the classroom and more importantly around it. His opinion, after we’ve ranked and surveyed to find out what is “good” and “not good” teaching practice, he recommends for teachers to video their classrooms and watch the … Keep Reading…