Mae Jemison on teaching arts and sciences together
Mae Jemison is an astronaut, a doctor, an art collector and a dancer. This talk encourages a breakdown of the paradigm that sees arts and science education as an either-or proposition.
Bill Gates on mosquitoes, malaria and education
At 18 minutes, this video is longer than many TED talks. It’s worth it. In this session, Gates spends the first half of the talk discussing global health issues and the second half answering the question “How do you make a teacher great?”
Sheryl WuDunn: Our century's greatest injustice
This sobering talk (another 18-minute opus) presents listeners with examples of the everyday oppression of women around the world. This session reminds us of the enormous waste involved in hindering the education opportunities of women.
Chris Lehmann Talks School 2.0
Presented at TEDxNYED last March, this video features Chris Lehman, founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy and closing keynote speaker for ISTE 2011. His discussion of how Web 2.0 tools are changing and advancing education is both engaging and inspiring.