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Saturday, December 5, 2015

2016 Magnificent Seven TEDxCCSU Conference Talks


Something a little different today readers. I have been the TEDxCCSU host for the past three years at Central Connecticut State University. This year we present The magnificent Seven at our 2016 TedxCCSU conference. 

The links for each 2016 TEDxCCSU speakers Of particular interest to the  to parents, teachers, students, and grassroots activists fighting against high-stakes assessment, the common core, and the privatizing of our public schools will be  four  well known  heroes in the struggle to save our public schools.

Dr. Ricardo Rosa
Ricardo takes us right to the point it Equates high-stakes testing with dictating bodies arresting minds; racism in disastrous education.  Warning Dr. Rosa holds no punchers, and Takes no prisoners.  He equates what’s happening to our children in our public schools in the name of education reform  as  and indoctrination of racism and white privilege. 
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Dr. Denny Taylor
Danny stepped outside the box and challenges us two star immersing children in a meaningful curricula Conversation about saving their world by tackling climate change. Danny dedicated to talk to our children.  You are in for treat people foot Doctor Taylor  has never let anyone video one of the talks before.
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Dr. James Miller  just in case you aren’t familiar with Dr. James  Miller he is the host of the War Report on public education.  You’re in for a treat and an education from educator and a scholar who in 15 minutes sums up education reform as a war on children, parents, and their teachers and public schools.
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Principal Jamaal Bowman is the principal of Cornerstone Academy for Social Action middle school in the Bronx.. Principal Bowman is doing what he does best talking about is school with children more than test scores, where curriculum is meaningful,  and where school prepares young learners to become full participating citizens  in this Great American democracy.  Principal Bowman is given talks numerous times under topics of high-stakes testing.  He is the defender teachers, children, parents, and local public schools.  What is sweet about tomorrow’s talk in this link is  he offers us a glimpse for what education could be for all children. Principal Jamaal is quickly becoming America’s most loved principal. 
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Bishops John Selders JR: Now for those of you or interested in the bigger moral picture of race and justice this is the TEDx Talk for you. Bishops Selders, takes from Ferguson to the Moral Mondays and Black Lives Matter movement.  This TEDx talk is a must see. Bishop Selders challenges each and every one of us Live on that Moral Arch of social justice.   Trust me you are in for a real eye-opening treat listening to his TEDx Talk. For his as it church love, justice,  and hope. Here is Bishop John Selders JR. ” The Moral Instinct”.  

Dr. Ernest Pancsofar as a professor special education whose whole career has been dedicated to viewing Special Children as unique, gifted and talented.  There is no better advocate for special needs children Dr. Ernest Pancsofar. Sit back and enjoy Ernie’s TEDx Talk Creativity and ME. 

Dr. Michele Dischino is one of Central Connecticut State University's rising stars. She is an engineer with a passion for learning and teaching who immerses our engineering students in community service. Her engineers quickly learn creativity and innovation can only be found on the road of learning from our mistakes. Her Projects are embedded would love of children. Enjoy her TEDx talk “Failure is an option: How one educator reengineered our approach to teaching” enjoy

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 If you are interested in listening to the song I was listening to on my walk over the Avon Mountain on this beautiful December morning it's A change is gonna come from Folsom. > <

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