Friday, January 17, 2014

Recap: TEDxThursday 2 (January 16, 2014)

Yesterday was Week 2 of TEDxThursdays as part of our January PD. I will share the videos and questions each week.

Video 1

In the video, Drew Dudley describes a “lollipop moment” as a moment when someone else says or does something that makes your life fundamentally better. He then asks if how many of us go and tell that person that they did it. Can you share a “lollipop moment” that you’ve experienced?

A lot of what Drew describes is what teachers do every day. Do you agree with him that these “lollipop moments” are examples of leadership?

How does this TED talk relate with the following quote by Margaret Mead:  “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has.”

Video 2

Diana describes two schools – one of the past, one of the future where experiential learning, student voice, and embracing failure are characteristics. Where on the continuum do you see Hoover High School? Why?

If you had all the answers, would your vision of school have any elements of Diana’s speech? Which ones?

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