Faculty of Education Professional Development


These videos can be found on Youtube by searching the presenter's name.

Rita Pierson: Every Kid Needs a Champion (TED Talk)

A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.

Monica Lewinsky: The Terrible Price of Shame (TED Talk)

In 1998, says Monica Lewinsky, “I was Patient Zero of losing a personal reputation on a global scale almost instantaneously.” Today, the kind of online public shaming she went through has become a constant. In a brave talk, she takes a look at our “culture of humiliation,” in which online shame equals dollar signs — and demands a different way.

Todd Rose: The Myth of Average (TED Talk)

High school dropout turned Harvard faculty talks about how a simple new way of thinking helps nurture individual potential.

Matt Henderson: Teaching Ourselves to Last Forever (TEDx Manitoba)

Michael Champagne: Oppression to Opportunity (TEDx Manitoba)

Ramsey Musallam: 3 Rules to Spark Learning

It took a life-threatening condition to jolt chemistry teacher Ramsey Musallam out of ten years of "pseudo-teaching" to understand the true role of the educator: to cultivate curiosity. In a fun and personal talk, Musallam gives 3 rules to spark imagination and learning, and get students excited about how the world works.

Various Resources

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Mindful Teaching & Teaching Mindfulness: A guide for anyone who teaches anything by Deborah Schoeberlein (2009)

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Journal Article: Contemplative Practices in Teacher Education by John Millar and Ayako Nozawa [Link to article]

Sustainable Future

Learning for a Sustainable Future,

Resources for Rethinking website, resources for Teachers

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