Virtual Teacher


A selection of inspiring videos. Use them at Staff meetings and some with the students. They challenge us to think beyond our current situation and discover new daring and creative solutions.

Dan Barber

How I fell in love with a fish
This is just a great video, here is a guy who is passionate about food. This video is about providing a optimum environment for FISH. Where the fish are, well, happy, the environment is about relationships, health and freedom. I loved it.

Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

Flow, the Secret of Happiness
Embrace and change life and never be the same again.

In 1994, Steve Jobs was privately interviewed by the Santa Clara Valley Historical Association. What he said during that interview was remarkable. In this footage, Steve talks about his values, advice to entrepreneurs and his thoughts on how to best live life.

Jarrett J. Krosoczka

How a boy became an artist.
These kinds of talks should be shown to students and parents (and school board members and education departments and governments) because this is what we want every student, the opportunity to be creative and draw NICE CATS.

Ken Robinson

Why schools need to embrace kids’ creativity.
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity. this is a much watch video, amusing and absolutely right on the money.

Finland's Revolution

Finland's Revolutionary Education System
Even if you hear all the solutions will we ever change?
"Finland's educational system. Fascinating thing about three decades ago Finland has an educational system that is doing terribly and they look around and they go okay what are we going to do about this, we gotta revamp the whole thing." Cenk Uygur and Ana Kasparian discuss the revolutionary educational system Finland has instituted and the results of that system on the education of their children.

Education in Finland

Finland is outperforming everyone else. All Finnish teachers are treated like professionals, when people ask us how do you know that students are learning, we say, ask the teacher, they will know, just as you would ask a Doctor how well a patient is doing, he/she will know. Finland is a place where Teacher's are appreciated.

Ramsey Musallam

Student questions are the seeds of student learning.
3 rules to spark learning - Curiosity comes first
Musallam emphasized the need to engage students' curiosity, and let their questions be a guide for teaching. Watch this video if you aren't convinced about who should ask the questions in your classroom this WILL convince you.
Rule Number 1 Curiosity comes first
Rule Number 2 Embrace the mess
Rule Number 3 Practice Reflection

Tania Luna

Taken by Surprise
Is about admitting you don't know something and making the feeling of not knowing DELIGHTFUL.
How do we wonder more and allow yourself to be taken by surprise? The surprise unleashes curiosity, passion, learning, growing, wonder, and saying I DON'T KNOW.

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