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Carol Dweck: The Power of Yet
Carol Dweck: The Power of Yet

Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Are you not smart enough to solve it … or have you just not solved it yet? A great introduction to this influential field.

School is for Learning to Live, Not Just for Learning
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School is for Learning to Live, Not Just for Learning

"It's like there's two doors and they both lead to hallways and one has treasure in it and that's good for you and only you. The other hallway has people who are stuck in it and they can't get out but if you let them out they'll be free. But you can only open one door. So the empathic decision would be to find a 3rd door." Paul, Age 8

"We call for a set of 21st century skills that children already possess when they walk through the school door. And we set on a course that systematically destroys them. But we don’t have to make that choice. Because children arrive with an understanding that there’s a strength in this playful disposition that gives them all the power they need to be able to open 3rd doors. And, we can choose to help them do it."

Play, Passion, Purpose
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Play, Passion, Purpose

America has always been known as a highly innovative country. Is that because of or in spite of our education system?

A Revolution in Education
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A Revolution in Education
Dr. Derek Cabrera: How Thinking Works
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Dr. Derek Cabrera: How Thinking Works

Dr. Derek Cabrera is an internationally recognized expert in metacognition (thinking about thinking), epistemology (the study of knowledge), human and organizational learning, and education. He completed his PhD and post doctoral studies at Cornell University and served as faculty at Cornell and researcher at the Santa Fe Institute. He leads the Cabrera Research Lab, is the author of five books, numerous journal articles, and a US patent. Derek discovered DSRP Theory (the 4 conceptual patterns in systems thinking: distinctions; systems; relationships; perspectives) and in this talk he explains its benefits and the imperative for making it part of every students' life.

Ken Robinson: How to Change Education from the Ground Up
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Ken Robinson: How to Change Education from the Ground Up

Sir Ken Robinson delivers the long-awaited follow-up to his now legendary Changing Education Paradigms talk. He addresses the fundamental economic, cultural, social and personal purposes of education, and argues that education should be personalised to every student's talent, passion, and learning styles, and that creativity should be embedded in the culture of every single school. "At the heart of education is a teacher and a learner. And, we’ve over time kind of obfuscated that relationship with every type of accretion and distraction…Children are learning organisms. They don’t need to be helped to learn for the most part. They are born with a vast, voracious appetite for learning.”

Educating Children for the Journey
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Educating Children for the Journey

Our world is changing at a rapid and dramatic pace. Every decade brings technological advances and unforeseen social change. So how can we prepare our children for a world we can't envision? The best way to do that is to educate our children to develop three essential capacities: a capacity for vibrant and vigorous activity, a capacity for a sensitive and yet resilient emotional life, and a capacity for clear, focused, original, thinking.

Ken Robinson: How to Escape Education's Death Valley
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Ken Robinson: How to Escape Education's Death Valley

Sir Ken Robinson outlines 3 principles crucial for the human mind to flourish -- and how current education culture works against them. In a funny, stirring talk he tells us how to get out of the educational "death valley" we now face, and how to nurture our youngest generations with a climate of possibility.

What 60 Schools Can Tell Us About Teaching 21st Century Skills: Grant Lichtman
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What 60 Schools Can Tell Us About Teaching 21st Century Skills: Grant Lichtman

In September 2012, pursuing a decades-long passion for transformational education, Grant Lichtman packed up his Prius and set off on a solo, nationwide research tour to discover what schools are doing to prepare students for an evolving future.