As the year winds down, I hope that teachers across the country are taking some time to relax and prepare for summer. In the case you have some time to watch some great keynotes, I've decided to share two that I loved from the 2017 Carnegie Summit. I attended the summit in late March, but these keynotes have still stuck with me.
The first keynote features Becky Margiotta and Joe McCannon, who share their model for taking smaller, successful change ideas and scaling them up. Joe provides the general model, while Becky illustrates their approach through a touching story about her work finding housing for the homeless in cities across the United States.
The second video, is from Jeff Duncan-Andrade. He has given similar talks before about the importance of relationships when working with students (you may have seen is roses in the concrete TED Talk). What struck me about this video in particular, what his presentation on how focusing on increasing student sense of cultural identity had led a group of Maori students in New Zealand to increase their academic outcomes. This is a must-watch if you are feeling bogged down by the weight of the year and need a good reminder of why you are in education.
What keynotes and TED Talks have stuck with you? Post your favorites in the comments below!
Mattea Juengel is a passionate educator dedicated to improving instruction by utilizing technology. This blog is dedicated to reflections on educational technology tools.