As educators, we sometimes need to be reminded, that our charges have voices too. And if we take the time to listen, we might learn as much about ourselves, as we do about our students.
Although it's rare for a student to get an opportunity to speak in front of an audience of teachers, we considered it the most sensible choice to have Tim Ludwig as the final formal speaker at TEDxOntarioEd. Identified as "Tim the Student" in the weeks leading up to the event, we were confident that a student closer would put a nice lid on our evening.
Little did we realize that Tim's talk would lead to ongoing discussion and reflection. After giving a listen to Tim's talk, I think you'll find yourself, like me, wondering how we can lead students to further inspire educators and students alike through TEDxYouthDay?
Consider these links as evidence of the impact that "Tim the Student" has had:
TEDxOntarioEd: Moments of Adversity that Empower
TEDxOntarioEd: reflections on being there, but not being there
Making Connections at TEDxOntarioEd
When Worlds Collide
Student Voice and TEDxOntarioEd
Inquiry Based Learning - A TEDxOntario Theme
"Speed Dating" My Way Through TEDxOntarioEd
Experience TEDxOntarioEd via a short Animoto video
The video of Tim's talk is now available on the TEDx YouTube Channel. Images of the evening are available on the TEDxOntarioEd photo pool.
Photo Credit: windsordi