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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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    Oct 10 2012: Too often we stray from the central purpose of education which is to foster learning in our children. Have the teachers learn something new at the workshop. Maybe it is how to juggle, how to knit or how to throw an american football. The actual skill does not really matter. Set it up in a way that the teachers will be successful and then engage them in listing the factors that helped them achieve their goal. Then ask them how they can promote those same factors within their own school and communities.
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      Oct 24 2012: Great advice.

      This year I am hoping to have someone teach us how to replace the inside of a toilet, or fix a leaky faucet.

      Last year we wanted to have someone show them how to install a window, but ran out of time. But you are right, teaching is for learning, and if they can learn something new, then the event is a success.

      Thanks for your reply!

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