Unschooling

Unschooling

Lua Martin Wells [ TEDxCharleston ] I’m here today to talk to you about the reinvention of education and about school choice. My family’s choice of school was actually no school at all. You could say we took the path less traveled. My son Patrick dropped out of traditional school in the fourth grade with my blessings and his sister Maddie had even

Habits of Nature

Habits of Nature

Rupert Sheldrake [ TEDxWhitechapel ] The Science Delusion is the belief that science already understands the nature of reality in principle, leaving only the details to be filled in. This is a very widespread belief in our society. It’s the kind of belief system of people who say “I don’t believe in God, I believe in science.” It’s a belief system which has

Popular Media

Popular Media

Geena Davis [ Canadian Women’s Foundation ] I am here today because I share a very similar passion and mission with the Women’s Foundation — to support, encourage and advocate for women and girls to reach their full potential. About six years ago I founded my research Institute on Gender in Media because I wanted the data on one very specific thing: how

Rocking Boat

Rocking Boat

Margaret Heffernan [ TED Global ] In Oxford in the 1950s, there was a fantastic doctor, who was very unusual, named Alice Stewart. And Alice was unusual partly because, of course, she was a woman, which was pretty rare in the 1950s. And she was brilliant, she was one of the, at the time, the youngest Fellow to be elected to the Royal

Universal Access

Universal Access

Daphne Koller [ TED Edinburgh ] Like many of you, I’m one of the lucky people. I was born to a family where education was pervasive. I’m a third-generation PhD, a daughter of two academics. In my childhood, I played around in my father’s university lab. It was taken for granted that I would attend some of the best universities, which in turn

Variability Matters

Variability Matters

Todd Rose [ Cyberlearning Research Summit ] I’m going to try and wander and if I make it back to the podium it’s because I forgot what I was going to say and my notes are there. Um, so, at, ah CAST, where I work, we pioneered a framework called Universal Design for Learning. Today, I actually want to tell you about the

Capitalization

Capitalization

Malcolm Gladwell [ PopTech Talk ] Under-capitalization refers to any situation where a business cannot acquire the funds they need. An under-capitalized business may be one that cannot afford current operational expenses due to a lack of capital, which can trigger bankruptcy, may be one that is over-exposed to risk, or may be one that is financially sound but does not have the