We went back to our 5 favourite TED talks that offer a fresh perspective on how we can transform the education system and provide access to education for the 320 million kids in India who currently lack this opportunity. Each talk offers valuable insights and powerful ideas that can inspire and inform our efforts to make a difference in the lives of these children.
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Mitra shares his vision for a reimagined school, one, where children explore and learn from each other using the internet.
“My wish is to help design a future of learning by supporting children all over the world to tap into their wonder and their ability to work together. Help me build this school. It will be called the School in the Cloud.”
Sir Ken Robinson argues that we need to transform, urgently, our education system to foster creativity and innovation.
"We have to think differently about human capacity. Our task is to educate their (our students) whole being, so they can face the future. We may not see that future, but they will, and our job is to help them make something of it."
Rita Pierson tells us how she became a teacher and why she believes that building relationships with students is the key to unlocking their fullest potential.
"Kids don't learn from people they don't like. We have to establish relationships with them, we have to know who they are before we can start teaching them."
Sal Khan describes how he created the Khan Academy, a nonprofit that provides free online education to anyone, anywhere!
"The idea is to create a world where anyone can learn anything, anytime, anywhere."
Carol Dweck demonstrates the concept of a growth mindset and how it can help students learn and succeed.
"The passion for stretching yourself and sticking to it, even (or especially) when it's not going well, is the hallmark of the growth mindset. This is the mindset that allows people to thrive during some of the most challenging times in their lives."