TEDxSonoma County talk: Dr. Todd Rose on Variability

I just got a notice from PEN, the Parents Education Network, that this went online. Check it out! — PMK

Click the video above to watch: this is the hilarious, amazing, inspiring Dr. Todd Rose, professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education and President of Project Variability. Todd finished his doctorate at HGSE in the year when I finished my master’s degree in the Mind, Brain, and Education program.  I had the pleasure of getting to know him as a mentor to all of us MBE students and especially through a course he taught called Brain 101. This optional course was meant as an introduction to neurobiology and neuroscience for educators. Since then, it has grown into H-107 Educational Neuroscience, one of the most popular courses at HGSE.

Todd was the keynote speaker at PEN’s EdRev events in 2011 and 2013, and they’re proud to promote Todd’s recent TEDx talk that describes his latest work. I think it’s great; here’s PEN’s take on why you should watch it:

At EdRev 2013, Dr. L. Todd Rose introduced us to the emerging science of the individual.  He explained its implications for nurturing talent and developing learning environments that are responsive to all students.

Dr. Rose recently gave a talk at TEDx Sonoma which provides the basis for a deeper understanding of this new science and lays the foundation for our common understanding of  the challenges facing students in our current educational system.

Because we believe it is so important for all of us to be involved in this conversation, we hope that you will take 18 minutes to listen to this talk, consider his perspective and share it with others.

This presentation gives us all the opportunity to ask questions, have conversations, begin to re-imagine education and practice a culture of understanding variability and jagged learning profiles in our homes and classrooms.

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