Day: June 5, 2017

How Inventions Change History (for Better and for Worse)

View full lesson: Invented in 1793, the cotton gin changed history for good and bad. By allowing one field hand to do the work of 10, it powered a new industry that brought wealth and power to the American South — but, tragically, it also multiplied and prolonged the use of slave labor. Kenneth C. Davis lauds innovation, while warning us of unintended consequences. Lesson by Kenneth C. Davis, animation by Sunni Brown....

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Teaching Methods for Inspiring the Students of the Future | Joe Ruhl | TEDxLafayette

Collaboration. Communication. Critical thinking. Creativity. – Should be present in all classrooms. Joe Ruhl received his bachelors and masters degrees at Purdue University and he has been sharing the joys of biology with kids for 37 years. He presently teaches Biology, Genetics, and Science Research courses at Jefferson High School in Lafayette, Indiana. Joe and his wife Gail have two children and two grandchildren. The National Association of Biology Teachers named Joe Ruhl the Outstanding Biology Teacher of Indiana in 1987. In 1988 he was awarded a Golden Apple Teaching Award by the Lafayette, Indiana Chamber of Commerce. In...

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Think Small to Solve Big Problems, With Stephen Dubner

Stephen Dubner talks about the importance of thinking small in order to tackle some of the world’s biggest problems piece by piece. Dubner is the co-author of Think Like a Freak ( Don’t miss new Big Think videos! ¬†Subscribe by clicking here: Transcript: One argument that we make is that we could all benefit a little bit from thinking more like children, okay. Now you could say well, we’re — first of all everybody’s biased in a lot of ways and we have our set of biases too. It may be that we embrace the idea in this...

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Special Education – Gifted and Talented Students

TeacherTube User: Shaharinalam TeacherTube URL: This special education video is designed for SPED teachers, special needs students and parents of special education children. Presentation on Gifted and Talented Students Video Rating: / 5 National debate over Common Core standards raises questions about how to handle special education. Should those students be measured by the same standards and take the same tests as the rest of their peers? Video Rating: /...

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