As teachers, we need to be inspired so that we can actually inspire our students. TED Talks aim to “spark creativity” in teachers and challenge them to think differently. Here are some talks that might be inspiring for teachers. Please feel free to add other inspirational talks as a comment. Thank you.
Bill Gates- Teachers need real feedback
Bill Gates discusses that the feedback teachers receive do not go beyond the comment “satisfactory” and introduces the project called “Measures of Effective teaching” which is based on video recording the classrooms and reflection.
Rita Pierson- Every kid needs a champion
Pierson emphasises the importance of connecting with students and believing in them.
Amy Cuddy- Your body language shapes who you are
Considering the importance of verbal and non-verbal communication in the classroom, this inspiring talk tells us how our body language shapes who we are.