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Jason Wolfe

Speaker Curator / Teacher, TEDxTokyo

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What is the best way to use a TEDx event to motivate teachers to be more creative, entertaining, innovative, enthralling, etc.?

I am starting to think about the next TEDxTokyoTeachers and I would love to hear what the TED community has to say about motivating teachers TED style. I know there are a lot of workshops and education seminars that focus on making better teachers, but what can I do with a few hours, a few drinks, and a TEDx format to make better teachers?

If you are in the Tokyo area in March I would be more than willing to get your idea on stage.


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  • Sep 29 2012: I have been teaching in international education for 29 years, and I can assure you that there are MANY teachers who value innovation and alternatives to standardized testing! I view my role as a facilitator in the classroom, while my students work collaboratively to explore big picture topics through guided inquiry. The most valuable learning occurs when they are doing the talking. I also see the relationships within the school community as being paramount to creating a learning environment where children feel free to take risks, make mistakes and learn. Children need to be able to play a significant role in the decisions about how they learn best, and to have experiences discovering this. And parent education is essential in creating a community focused on partnership and mutual respect. I am currently working on a book about these most important aspect of education.

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