Opportunity, Collaboration & Discovery

India's "I Can" Mind Shift: What America Can Learn

CJW, July 16, 2010 8:29 PM


 By Empowering Kids To "Lead The Change", India
Raised Math, English and Science Outcomes

Kirin Bir Sethi, the passionate founder of the Riverside School in Ahmedabad, shares her kid-empowering philosophy for education, blurring the boundaries between school and life by combining relevance, fun, community and a hands-on context.

A facinating portrayal and powerful fresh glimpse into what matters now in India, how this edu-culture program influenced Math, English and Science outcomes, and how kids are  designing solutions to affect cultural change in India.  The city is telling the child, "YOU can", where children can lead the change.  Take one idea, take one week, and change a billion lives was the charge asked of these kids.

 A standing ovation and potential game changer for students.

Nine-minute vid from TED below "Children Leading the Change":

Post a Comment

It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.
Albert Einstein (1879-1955)

Passionate about our edu-nation?

RIFF it here

Follow The Daily Riff on Follow TDR on Twitter

find us on facebook


Teachers Can't Do It Alone

CJW, 08.25.2010

A powerful and well-done video presentation about the teaching profession - the churn, the upcoming demand, and most glaringly, the lack of collaboration . . .

Read Post | Comments

Riffing good stories


The Debate Grows: John Merrow & The LA Times Teacher Outing Report

CJW, 08.24.2010

The controversy continues and the one to watch right now is John Merrow, venerable education reporter.  With his post on his Taking Note blog, on the PBS Learning Matters site, Merrow ignited another heated round in the blogosphere with his...

Read Post | Comments

The Day I Abolished Grading

CJW, 08.24.2010

"There was no love for learning. It was a game that I was perpetuating - and I was done perpetuating it." Joe Bower

Read Post | Comments

Does Education Need An Elizabeth Warren ?

CJW, 08.23.2010

Elizabeth Warren Rap Video: Got A New Sheriff -- We collectively know that education is not immune to greed and deceptive practices. Where there's money - and there is money in education - there will be abuse of power, whether it be education dollars never "reaching the classrooms" . . .

Read Post | Comments
fire in the sky.jpg

12 Angry Teachers

CJW, 08.22.2010

The Video By Teachers Depicting a Clever Debate About Teaching and Learning

Read Post | Comments

Supreme Court Justice Touts Video Game Site To Teach Civics & Government

CJW, 08.20.2010

Sandra Day O'Connor Slams No Child Left Behind: Good Morning America Video

Read Post | Comments

The 10,000 Hour Rule At Play: Federer Video

CJW, 08.20.2010

What Does It Take To Get Really Good At Something? (Humor)

Read Post | Comments

Have The Jetsons Arrived?

CJW, 08.20.2010

From "Connect A Million Minds" Initiative - 3 Minute Video.

Read Post | Comments

The Kindergarten Marshmallow Test

CJW, 08.19.2010

Will Your Child Be Successful?

Read Post | Comments