Friday, December 17, 2010

A TED Talk for Your Weekend - Learning from Mistakes

I love it when practicing educators get to share their experiences on a large stage. Earlier this year Dan Meyer's Math Class Needs a Makeover presentation was featured on the TED Blog. This week Diana Laufenberg's talk, How to Learn? From Mistakes was featured on the TED Blog. In her talk Diana shares what she's done and is doing in her practice (some really cool social studies stuff) and what she and her students have learned. Most importantly, Diana shares what it means to teach in a world where information is freely available almost everywhere. Watch the video below.

By the way, when Diana Skyped into one of my classes last year during a discussion about what makes a good school, my students were totally impressed.