Well let's just say this post has had wayyy too much time put into it for the amount of content. For some reason I am no longer able to figure out how to put a TED Talk on my blog. How does this happen?
One minute we feel like experts and the next we are taken back to the moment when we had no idea how to do things.
The Ted Talk I'd like to share is Diana Laufenberg's How to Learn? From Mistakes
Diana shares the importance of having students be challenged in an environment which is safe yet risky. Where the students will excel and push beyond their boundaries and actually learn rather than be taught what is exactly in the curriculum.
She is right that we are at the point of information overload and have it accessible at our fingertips almost no matter where we are. So what do we do with that information? We need to learn to sort through it, not be tricked by the best graphics, or presentation style but where the true content is. We need to make our own mistakes and use these as learning tools to improve.
Hopefully by the time this post is actually read, I will have remedied my technological challenge with linking the video. I will learn from this though. I will remember that describing it is more valuable than spending hours trying to come up against the same wall and that reaching out for support is worth it!