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Kiran Sethi: Kids, take charge

Kiran Bir Sethi shows how her groundbreaking Riverside School in India teaches kids life’s most valuable lesson: “I can.” Watch her students take local issues into their own hands, lead other young people, even educate their parents.

TED Prize Winner: Sugata Mitra

“My wish is to help design the future of learning by supporting children all over the world to tap into their innate sense of wonder and work together. Help me build the School in the Cloud, a learning lab in India, where children can embark on intellectual adventures by engaging and connecting with information and mentoring online. I also invite you, wherever you are, to create your own miniature child-driven learning environments and share your discoveries.”

Education has been a growing theme at TED. It’s one that seems to strongly resonate across the community, from techies to creatives to entrepreneurs to big business C.E.O.’s. One idea that is gaining popularity is around the notion that education has to encourage and reinforce kids’ natural curiosity. Unfortunately, conventional education does a very efficient job of beating kids’ natural curiosity out of them. This year’s TED prize winner, Dr. Sugata Mitra—the first to step up to $1 million in prize money—tackles this issue head on. Source and the whole article


Summerhill School, UK

A.S Neill’s Summerhill School, a co-educational boarding school in Suffolk, England, is the original alternative ‘free’ school. Founded in 1921, it continues to be an influential model for progressive, democratic education around the world. Read more at the link below or watch inspirational film about the school on youtube. School’s Site BBC drama about Summerhill


Julian Treasure: 5 ways to listen better



The Moving Child

The Moving Child is a film that aims to help support children in their physical, emotional, social and mental development by educating adults about the important role that dynamic movement plays in a child’s wellbeing.
Movement matters and impacts all aspects of development! This film shows HOW that happens and WHAT we need to be concerned about right now in children’s sensorimotor development. Kids are getting stuck!

Integrating approaches from diverse movement therapies, the film shares best practices to support children’s self-expression and naturally unfolding movement ability from in utero through age six.

The Moving Child will be an amazing tool for anyone who cares about how child wellbeing impacts our world!

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