How do you hope to see students and teachers approach storytelling during and after your workshop?
At the core of what we do, there’s the idea that anyone, at any time, anywhere, has an idea worth spreading. People always say, “Give people a voice,” but I like inviting as a better term. We’re inviting them to share. It’s not saying, “You have a voice now.” It’s saying, “You’ve had a voice, and now you have a place to share it.”
What advice do you have for teachers looking to develop thought-provoking questions for students and hoping to amplify the voices of a diverse classroom?
Students aren’t always really asked what they’re passionate about so directly, but when a teacher uses the TED-Ed Student Talk curriculum, developing ideas together can change the relationship between any teacher and student. It sounds simple, but getting together and having the conversation of, “Who are you, and what do you care about?” is a powerful starting point.