Hopefully you were able to watch the stream from the #140edu conference – Exploring the State of Education NOW.
Steve Dembo (@teach42) -We need to focusing on global change and make a difference at the local level. Be Bold. Be Fearless. Don’t be afraid to be the first to try something new or different.
Tom Krieglstein’s (@tomkrieglstein) asked a great question – What are you doing at your school to help make students comfortable? How do you you help them integrate from a social perspective? The #2 reason students drop our of college within their first year is because they are not comfortable with the institution. Check out his presentation – Dance Floor Theory Student Leadership.
Zak Malamed speaking from the student perspective and the great work that Student Voice is doing to contribute to education reform, or as Zak says – the revolution. Read Gotham School’s article about about Zak and Student Voice.
Steve Mesler (@SteveMesler) and his sister Leigh Parise, PhD founded Classroom Champions, an organization that connects Olympians and Paralympians, utilizing communications technology and social media, with underserved classrooms around the U.S. and the world.
And if that was not inspiring – there was Lil JaXe (@LilJaxe) a 13 Year Old Rapper a significant stutter whose stutter disappears when he raps.