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TED - Ideas worth sharing has some great motivational content available to view. From an educators perspective my three top TED talks are:

Ako Aotearoa
Ako Aotearoa is an effort to improve the standards of teaching at the tertiary level in New Zealand.
Ako Academy
The Ako Academy is made up of past tertiary teaching excellence winners. The Academy is promoting better teaching practice in education.
EDUCAUSE is a nonprofit association whose mission is to advance higher education by promoting the intelligent use of information technology. They publish the HORIZON report, an annual document outlining where technology is leading us in the field of education.
Campus Technology
Campus Technology write about IT issues within education.
Edutopia looks at what works for schools in the public school arena.

Doing School


"Doing School" is a great book by Denise Clark Pope. If you are looking for a student perspective on secondary school education, this is the book for you. While it is set in America, having a son in the NZ secondary school system, I can see a lot of similar aspects.

If you can't find the book (Fishpond or Amazon) or are too busy to read it, there is a free one hour podcast lecture that Denise gives on this, that gives a great overview of the project. It is available from iTunesU. Once in the Stanford section of iTunesU, go to Education and Teaching and learning (see screen shot to the left).

As well as Denise's talk there are lots of great topics to explore, and another of my favorites is Parker Palmer and the Courage to Teach. Enjoy! :-)

Teach for America
Teach for America have some great ideas on how to improve student achievement.
Shifting to 21st Century Thining in education and learning
Ed Leaders NZ
Educational Leaders NZ


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