Inspiring Educators Who Inspire Future Leaders

Why a good education benefits us all — even if you’re long past being a student

One year ago, TED Talks launched its first televised series for PBS dedicated to education. Bringing together a diverse group of voices and perspectives, this series was widely viewed by … Continue reading

June 6, 2014 · Leave a comment

Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock | Documentary about a Forgotten Civil Rights Icon | Independent Lens | PBS

A voice for the rights of women as well as the right to a quality education, Mrs. Daisy Bates was a “heroine of the Civil Rights Movement.” A childhood marred … Continue reading

February 18, 2014 · 1 Comment

Underground Railroad: The Story of William Still

Like so many of my colleagues, I search for new ways to share stories from African-American culture and history during Black History Month.  This year, PBS has a wonderfully diverse … Continue reading

February 8, 2014 · Leave a comment

What’s in Your Toolkit?

Over the years, I’ve often been asked “what is in your toolkit?” My response has often been “it varies depending on the day.” The truth of the matter is that … Continue reading

July 30, 2013 · Leave a comment

How to Build Grit in Kids?

What’s the best predictor of success in a child’s life? “Grit,” says psychologist Dr. Angela Lee Duckworth.  “Gritty kids, according to Dr. Duckworth, possess the passion and perseverance it takes … Continue reading

July 27, 2013 · 3 Comments