In the lineup of SPOTLIGHT EDUCATION premieres this week, WGBY airs TED Talks: Revolution on Tuesday, September 13 at 10pm. Those of us who experience the power and challenges of education may find that “revolution” is not too strong a word to describe the changes needed in our perceptions and actions surrounding student learning.
In this video clip from the program, Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy, examines what he calls “mastery-based learning,” which attempts to address ways in which students have traditionally become disengaged in the classroom. Other speakers include Julie Lythcott-Haims, talking about the dangers of “a check-listed childhood” that can lead to stress and depression over perceived failure, and Anna Deavere Smith, who discusses the school-to-prison pipeline.
At TED — a nonpartisan nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks — you can search for more talks on education as well as a world of other subjects.