The child-driven education: Sugata Mitra on TED.com Entertainment Filmmaker to make documentary about TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra Sugata Mitra’s TED Prize story may soon be coming to a theater near you. Today during the TEDGlobal 2013 session “Exquisite, Enigmatic Us,” curator Chris Anderson named British director Jerry Rothwell as the winner of the first annual Sundance Institute | TED Prize Filmmaker Award. Rothwell earned a $125,000 grant to follow Sugata Mitra over the next 18 months as he builds […] Education A School in the Cloud among the mangrove trees: Sugata Mitra opens his first independent learning lab in India “Early one morning last February, a man turned up on my doorstep who had travelled through the night to get there,” said Sugata Mitra, the education reformer who received the 2013 TED Prize.
Indian man single-handedly plants a 1,360-acre forest A little more than 30 years ago, a teenager named Jadav "Molai" Payeng began burying seeds along a barren sandbar near his birthplace in northern India's Assam region to grow a refuge for wildlife. Not long after, he decided to dedicate his life to this endeavor, so he moved to the site so he could work full-time creating a lush new forest ecosystem. Incredibly, the spot today hosts a sprawling 1,360 acres of jungle that Payeng planted — single-handedly. The Times of India recently caught up with Payeng in his remote forest lodge to learn more about how he came to leave such an indelible mark on the landscape. It all started way back in 1979, when floods washed a large number of snakes ashore on the sandbar. "The snakes died in the heat, without any tree cover. While it's taken years for Payeng's remarkable dedication to planting to receive some well-deserved recognition internationally, it didn't take long for wildlife in the region to benefit from the manufactured forest.
MUSIC;) El papel del profesor según 'el mejor maestro de España' Hay maestros que te marcan para siempre (para bien y para mal). El profesor más famoso en redes sociales en España tuvo a Don Dionisio, que con el movimiento de una ceja era capaz de controlar toda una clase y que le hizo amar la Lengua Española ("Gracias a él intento hablar de forma adecuada y también gracias a él tengo mi mesilla de noche llena de libros a los cuales recurro por las noches antes de dormir"). Otra maestra de cuyo nombre no quiere acordarse le hizo odiar las Matemáticas y guardar entre sus recuerdos de colegio los gritos que le dio a un compañero. En el último año ha dado un sinfín de conferencias y charlas sobre docencia, además. Su método de trabajo lo condensó este verano en una charla TED (el vídeo al principio del artículo). En 13 minutos reivindica el papel de los profesores y de un modelo basado en formentar la creatividad y que rescatamos con motivo del Día Mundial del Docente, convertido este lunes en trending topic aglutinador de los recuerdos a profesores:
A New Dawn 13th Jun 2013; 13:00 Listen to the audio (full recording including audience Q&A) Please right-click link and choose "Save Link As..." to download audio file onto your computer. There will an edited high-res video version of the talk available in a couple of weeks time, and if you subscribe to our channel on YouTube - you'll get automatically notified whenever there's a new video. RSA Thursdays Award-winning Hollywood film producer Simon Lewis’ life was turned upside down when a serious car accident left him severely injured. In a special talk at the RSA, Simon Lewis shares his remarkable personal story of recovery, and explores what he sees as society’s most urgent problem - the many threats to learning and consciousness - revealing what is already possible to nurture minds and change lives. Speaker: Simon Lewis, film and television producer and author of Rise and Shine Chair: Dr Suzy Walton, RSA Trustee
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