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TED Talks Education: The PBS special

Earlier this week on PBS: TED Talks Education, our first original televised event!

We're absolutely delighted with how the show turned out. Rita Pierson, Geoffrey Canada, Bill Gates and Sir Ken Robinson brought the house down with powerful talks, and host John Legend was truly inspirational.

The show is now available globally on the PBS website (http://www.pbs.org/wnet/ted-talks-education/) and, starting at 11am (EST), we'll be posting full-length versions of the talks from the show on TED.com. Several of them clock in at 18 minutes.

But enough about us. What questions and thoughts did the show bring to mind for you? Use this space to discuss.


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    May 13 2013: I really enjoyed watching all of the TED talks on education. (Side note: As an American not currently living in the US, I really appreciate the availability of all of the videos.) I am an engineering undergraduate student who is very passionate about education. What stood out to me the most from the talks that pertains to me and fellow students was this: We need to make students more involved in their own education.

    Students should be stakeholders in their education. This will hold them accountable for their education and make students' education what they would like to learn while teaching them what they need to learn. How do we do this? I don't know yet, but I want to figure it out. Instead of losing students because they think school has little to no value, we need to engage students by helping them learn subjects that interest them in a method that fosters creativity.

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