Author: James Smith

Liz Coleman’s Call to Reinvent Liberal Arts Education Bennington president Liz Coleman delivers a call-to-arms for radical reform in higher education. Bucking the trend to push students toward increasingly narrow areas of study, she proposes a truly cross-disciplinary education — one that dynamically combines all areas of study to address the great problems of our day. TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world’s leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes. Featured speakers have included Al Gore on climate change, Philippe Starck on design, Jill Bolte Taylor on observing...

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The Education System Is Failing to Produce Highly Skilled Workers: Bill Gates on Economics

In the first decade of the 21st century, several issues are salient in debates over further education reform:[6] Longer school day or school year After-school tutoring Charter schools, school choice, or school vouchers Smaller class sizes[7] Improved teacher quality Improved training Higher credential standards Generally higher pay to attract more qualified applicants Performance bonuses (“merit pay”) Firing low-performing teachers Internet and computer access in schools Track and reduce drop-out rate Track and reduce absenteeism English-only vs. bilingual education Mainstreaming special education students Content of curriculum standards and textbooks Funding, neglected infrastructure, and adequacy of educational supplies Student rights Funding...

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The Best Motivation Video – EXCUSES

Suport my channel – Become Patron SHIRTS AND STUFF: MORE MOTIVATION: Speaker – Tyrese Gibson I do not own any copyrights, all rights go to their respective owners. Video Rating: /...

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How Do Solar Panels Work? – Richard Komp

View full lesson: The Earth intercepts a lot of solar power: 173,000 terawatts. That’s 10,000 times more power than the planet’s population uses. So is it possible that one day the world could be completely reliant on solar energy? Richard Komp examines how solar panels convert solar energy to electrical energy. Lesson by Richard Komp, animation by Globizco. Video Rating: /...

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Hip Hop vs. Communism – How Vietnamese Rap Got Political – BBC Trending

Son Nguyen A.K.A. ‘Nah’, a young Vietnamese rapper studying in the United States, has launched a scathing criticism of Vietnam’s Communist Party. Vietnam is a communist state where it’s not always easy to criticise the government. With more than 200,000 views on YouTube, it has struck a chord back home. Listen to Nah’s track – SUBSCRIBE to BBC Trending: Like what you see? Follow us here: BBC Trending blog: Twitter: BBC Trending Radio:… Video Rating: /...

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