On January 16, 2016 I was wearing a new outfit, just bought new boots, had a fresh haircut and I was ready for my big day! I had friends and family come from out of town, and the chairs were filled with my people…it was like (and will probably be the closest thing I get to) my WEDDING!!!
January 16 was TEDxLangleyED, where I was invited along with an incredible line up to speak to innovations in education. It was a day filled with inspiration, laughter, tears and connections. I will rate it as one of the top 3 days of my entire life without a doubt.
I was joined by the many speakers to share our thoughts and questions including Chris Wejr speaking to the incredible importance of teaching to strengths, Vikram Vij’s powerful metaphor of life as a Sword, and awed by the strength and talent of Amanda Worlmald. Along with the many other amazing speakers, I was also joined by my two bowtie wearing side kicks Jos Chois and Alexander Magnussen, who inspired us with amazing facts and shared stories of struggles and triumphs.
This morning, my video was released. I was so excited to see it because I was so nervous on the day of, I could barely remember what I said. I am pleased to share this with you having complete relief that my hair stayed in place!
Enjoy with hopes that you also learn one of the many lessons that I did from my student Daniel.
AND NOW, for you, my TEDx Talk: Under the Table: The Importance of Presuming Competence
Other Videos of the day!
Jennifer Lee: My Best friend Max!
Dan Pontefract: How Schools Can Save Companies from Collapsing
Ryan Radford: Harnessing the Power of GEEK in your Classroom
Holly Clark: Are you ready to Disrupt Learning?
Hannah Perkins: When You Grow Up?
Nancy Crawford: Against the Grain: Creating Opportunities for Creativity
Cecelia Reekie: A Journey of Discovery, Truth and Reconciliation
Samantha Ettus: The Secret to Unlocking a Child’s Potential
Hugh MacDonald: Youth in Sport: Keeping Kids in the Game