10 talks on making schools great

10 Inspirational stories from TED on hearing about what makes schools great. Great to use across a term in staff meetings or as part of your school PLC. Each one is unique and presents CHANGE as the leading theme or paradigm in each story whether it is talking about new designs needed for schools or making over the Maths classroom. The modern school is about connecting learners across the globe and hearing about the unlimited multifaceted changes happening in schools right now and how we each can learn from their stories. Schooling is no longer uniform one size fits all so the classroom that still exists in many schools needs to change and blended learning more the norm rather than an add on.

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With just over a month to go before the 2012 presidential election in the US, eyes around the world are on the contest between Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. The election may well come down to a few key issues. So what matters most to Americans? The TED Blog read this Gallup poll from late July on issues that citizens want the next president to prioritize. Conveniently, these are topics that speakers often address on the TED stage. So, every week until the election, we’ll bring you a playlist focusing on one of the top-rated issues.

Among the most important questions in the upcoming election is, “How can we improve the nation’s public schools?” — 83 percent indicated that improving schools is “very important” or “extremely important.”

To get you thinking, talking and voting, here are 10 talks from speakers with some very big ideas about how to reshape our…

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