This week, I’ve decided to reblog some of my more popular posts with some updates. The post below has remained in the top 5 ever since I published it. Beneath it, I’ve decided to add a few other favorites.
Yesterday, I published a list of Inspirational Videos for Students. Today, I am offering a list of my Favorite Inspirational Videos for Teachers:
#3: The Power of Words – This might also be a good video to show your students. Its poignant message will hopefully help any viewer to think more carefully about how much word choice can impact what is said and written.
#2: Schools Kill Creativity – One of the many videos on TED that are motivational, this talk, given by Sir Ken Robinson, highlights the need for more imagination in our schools.
#1: What Teachers Make – If you are a teacher in need of a pep talk, this video of a speech by Taylor Mali will get you going. This isn’t one to show your students; it might be one to e-mail to the next adult who criticizes your job.
Here are the links to my original posts on each of these: The Power of Words, Schools Kill Creativity, and What Teachers Make.
Also, you might want to visit my Pinterest board of Inspirational Videos for Teachers here.
UPDATE 6/24/15: Here are 3 more videos that I’ve found to be inspiring since this post was first published in 2011:
#3: Kid President Throws a Surprise Party for a Retiring Teacher – This video reminds us of all the lives teachers touch throughout their careers, often completely unaware of the impact they’ve made.
#2: This I Believe by Kasey Tamamoto – It’s our job as teachers to give all students the chance to shine.
#1: Every Kid Needs a Champion – This video of the late Rita Piersen’s TED Talk has probably been viewed by many teachers, but it never ceases to energize me. A similar video is the recent “How to Fix a Broken School” TEDWomen talk by Linda Cliatt-Wayman.
There are plenty more great videos that you can find on my Pinterest Board!