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Tyler DeWitt:
Hey science teachers — make it fun

TEDxBeaconStreet · 11:20 · Filmed Nov 2012
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Tyler DeWitt: Hey science teachers — make it fun
11:20 · Filmed November 2012 at TEDxBeaconStreet · Subtitles available in 32 languages

High school science teacher Tyler DeWitt was ecstatic about a lesson plan on bacteria (how cool!) — and devastated when his students hated it. The problem was the textbook: it was impossible to understand. He delivers a rousing call for science teachers to ditch the jargon and extreme precision, and instead make science sing through stories and demonstrations. (Filmed at TEDxBeaconStreet.)

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Tyler DeWitt recognizes that textbooks are not the way to get young people interested in science. Instead, he teaches science by making it fun and fantastical. Full bio
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