6 Inspirational Videos about Education

6 Inspirational Education Videos

These are talks on education and Autism I enjoyed watching and have in some way affected my approach to teaching and learning. I do necessarily think that I agree with 100% but these inspired me to look at my pedagogical approach, made some sense, were engaging and got me thinking. Please add any of your suggestions for inspiring educational videos in the comments.


The Videos about Education

Dr. Michael Hannon: New Reflections on a Timeless Role: Fathering Children with Special Needs

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Do not be put off by the aspect ratio, and if you just watch one video on special education  mke it this one. (6 minutes) “Who gets your best?”


Dave Eggers: My wish: Once Upon a School

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Dave Eggers TED talks about setting up his own education provision. Brings it back to the learners all the time which is good. I’m not sure how many practical ideas you can take away but food for thought.


Engaging Kids Today – It’s about Pedagogy, not just Technology by Dan Haesler

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I enjoy Dan’s straight to point style and he talks a lot of sense, quite upset I missed him at Bett.

This is a longer presentation


Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

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Rita Pierson Quote. “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like”

The voice of experience  Such a passionate talk, I don’t agree with every sentence but you can’t argue with  “It’s the connections. It’s the Relationships” – Repeat to fade.


Orson Scott Card: Creative education: How to keep the spark alive in children and adults

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Mainly including for the fact he uses note cards. Also, now I’m going to be controversial here Don’t give kids homework! Yes quite right! Watch the TED talk here


Jane Evans: Taming And Tending Your Meerkat Brain

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Jane is a great speaker and one of only a few Ted talks that I’ve found – please point me in the right direction – that discusses issues that really affect student’s with SEN

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