Effective Strategies for High Impact Teaching

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Personal Grit as Key to Success
What’s the best predictor of success in a person’s life, including when it comes to goals in education? “Grit,” says psychologist Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth. What is grit? Find out in her TED Talk, in which Duckworth explains that grit is a better indicator of personal success than IQ, family income and other factors. Duckworth is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Pennsylvania. Angela studies non-IQ competencies, including self-control and grit, that predict success both academically and professionally.

How to Escape Education’s Death Valley 
Sir Ken Robinson is an author, educator and creativity expert who advocates for diverse a curriculum, local input into education strategies, and moving successful aspects of “alternative” education programs into the mainstream.

Three Rules to Spark Learning
It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of “pseudo-teaching” to understand the true role of the educator: to cultivate curiosity. In a fun and personal talk, Musallam gives 3 rules to spark imagination and learning, and get students excited about how the world works. As a high school chemistry teacher, Ramsey Musallam expands curiosity in the classroom through multimedia and new technology.


Teachers Need Real Feedback
Until recently, many teachers only got one word of feedback a year: “satisfactory.” And with no feedback, no coaching, there’s just no way to improve. Bill Gates suggests that even great teachers can get better with smart feedback and lays out a program from his foundation to bring it to every classroom.

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