I try to find at least one inspiring thing a day to fire me up and keep on fighting the good fight to transform education. This week, I’ve been watching two videos on repeat, both from TEDxNYED in March 2010.
The first, by Dan Meyer, is titled Math Curriculum Makeover. It touches on everything that I feel like was flawed in my math education. Very eye opening and inspiring, it really gets at the right questions to ask students to get them excited about learning
The second video is a presentation by Chris Lehmann, who I had the pleasure of seeing at the #140edu conference. Chris discusses demanding change in education and I am fully on board with his message. Schools should be real life, they should be inspiring, they should be about kids and most importantly helping those kids build a better world for the future.