Ashley Marshall

Educator, Dallas Independent School District
Dallas, TX, United States

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TED Conferences

TEDActive 2014, TEDActive 2013, TEDActive 2012, TEDActive 2011

I'm passionate about

Getting TED talks out into schools and engaging students in positive change.

Talk to me about

How we can provide the best education to all students.

People don't know I'm good at

cracking jokes!

My TED story

After watching Sir Ken Robinson's first TED Talk, I realized there was this whole website full of amazing talks that I had to show my teachers. TED Talks then became a regular part of my teacher trainings. Now my teachers request that we watch TED Talks!

Favorite talks

Comments & conversations

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Ashley Marshall
Posted about 1 year ago
Kid President: I think we all need a pep talk
I LOVE this video! I am a teacher and shared it with my colleagues. I found out just how boring they were when I asked several of them if they had taken a look at it. Not one person had taken three minutes to watch it. And we are all special ed teachers-this would be a great pep talk for all of our students, but if the adults in our world won't take the time to pass on a small gem like this....Well, at least TED will pass it on!!
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Ashley Marshall
Posted about 3 years ago
What's your favorite single sentence from a TEDTalk?
"The first boy said 'I bring you gold', and the second boy said 'I bring you myrrh', and the third boy said 'Frank sent this'." Sir Ken Robinson says Schools Kill Creativity I show this talk at the beginning of each school year to about 75 teachers to remind us how valuable the creativity of students is and to remember not to squash it as we are trying to deliver our curriculum!
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Ashley Marshall
Posted about 3 years ago
Elizabeth Lesser: Take "the Other" to lunch
This talk really got to me as I have a close friend that has gotten into the habit of repeating all the explosive statements/unwarranted claims from one political side knowing that I lean to the other side. This talk helped me remember that I need to listen and try to help her listen to my views as well so we can have a great discussion instead of just volleying insults back and forth.
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Ashley Marshall
Posted about 3 years ago
Ali Carr-Chellman: Gaming to re-engage boys in learning
Great discussion for this TEDTalk. The various points brought up will be ones I bring up when showing this to my teachers. I look forward to what comes out of that discussion as our teachers work with youth at drug rehabs and shelters and it will be interesting to see if they have some of the same ideas on educating males.
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Ashley Marshall
Posted over 3 years ago
Jamie Oliver: Teach every child about food
I went to one of the local shelters in our city yesterday where our school district has two teachers. One of the young ladies had just finished watching Jamie's video. She was excited to talk to me about the video and what she thought of what students eat at school. I was thrilled that this had sparked an interest in her that was motivating enough to want to share with an adult!