Month: May 2017

Wendy Kopp Explains Teach for America

As a socially concerned senior at Princeton, Wendy Kopp created Teach For America as a response to the “Me Generation.” Question: How did you develop the concept for Teach For America?Kopp:    You know, really, the fall of my senior year, I found myself, really, for the first time in a complete funk as I tried to figure out what I wanted to do with my life and also as I tried to figure out my thesis topic.  But there were a number of things going on in my head.  One, I’d been really focused on this issue of educational...

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Finland’s Revolutionary Education System

“Finland’s educational system. Fascinating thing about three decades ago Finland has an educational system that is doing terribly and they look around and they go okay what are we going to do about this, we gotta revamp the whole thing.” Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss the revolutionary educational system Finland has instituted and the results of that system on the education of their children. Read more about it here: Subscribe to The Young Turks: The Largest Online New Show in the World. Google+: Facebook: Twitter:...

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How to Stay Calm When You Know You’ll Be Stressed | Daniel Levitin

You’re not at your best when you’re stressed. In fact, your brain has evolved over millennia to release cortisol in stressful situations, inhibiting rational, logical thinking but potentially helping you survive, say, being attacked by a lion. Neuroscientist Daniel Levitin thinks there’s a way to avoid making critical mistakes in stressful situations, when your thinking becomes clouded — the pre-mortem. “We all are going to fail now and then,” he says. “The idea is to think ahead to what those failures might be.” TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference,...

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The Importance of Continuing Education – Jeff Weiner, CEO, LinkedIn

Jeff Weiner encourages Kaplan University students to use networking to create the best teams–ones that help us be successful in achieving our goals. He encourages us to be lifelong learners and to enjoy the benefits of increasingly accessible forms of education. He also stresses the importance of seeking out new experiences as a way to learn about yourself and define your vision. Watch more Visionary Voices videos at Video Rating: / 5...

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TEDxNorrkoping – Peter GäRdenfors – How to Motivate Students?

Peter Gärdenfors is a professor of cognitive science at the University of Lund, Sweden. He received his PhD from Lund University in 1974. Internationally, he is one of Sweden’s most notable philosophers and has had visiting positions at and receweived many awards from numerous universities and institutions all over the world. Gärdenfors has published more than 250 articles in various journals and books, e.g. “How Homo Became Sapiens: On the Evolution of Thinking” 2003, and “The Dynamics of Thought” 2005. This talk is focusing on student motivation, and in particular internal motivation: curiosity and the lust of understanding. In...

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