How to Fix a Broken School

@VideoAmy, curator of Edutopia’s “5-Minute Film Festival,” always finds the best education videos.  If you don’t follow her on Twitter, you should!

The other day VideoAmy tweeted about this recent TEDWomen 2015 talk by Linda Cliatt-Wayman about how to fix a broken school.  Linda’s passion for children is so clear throughout her presentation.  It’s appalling to see the conditions she faced when first appointed as principal at low-income schools, like:

Doors that made the school look like a prison

Strawberry Mansions Door

and dumpster loads of outdated textbooks, furniture, and equipment.

Strawberry Mansions Garbage

With her leadership, Strawberry Mansions improved test scores and, more importantly, relationships with students.  Now, this is the culture of the school.

Strawberry Mansions Transformed

Check out Linda Cliatt-Wayman’s full presentation here.  For more inspirational videos for teachers, take a look at this collection of videos.

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