Education (A TED Remix)

Some of the most engaging, talented and motivating people I know are teachers. I know people that left careers in corporate marketing to teach. Teachers that spend their days educating the artists of tomorrow. Teachers that defy conventional methods and go out of their way to inspire a sense of autodidactic curiosity in everyone they meet. What have you learned today? And most importantly, what have you taught today?

The TED Conference (Technology, Entertainment and Design) brings together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives (in 18 minutes.) Each conference is structured around an overarching idea. A TED Remix is a new juxtaposition of talks around a specific theme.

Ken Robinson: web, wiki
Adora Svitak: web, wiki, twitter
Temple Grandin: web, wiki
Liz Coleman: wiki
Dan Meyer: blog

Ken Robinson’s The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything 
Adora Svitak’s Flying Fingers: Master the Tools of Learning Through the Joy of Writing
Temple Grandin’s The Way I See It: A Personal Look at Autism and Asperger’s

Antonio Ortiz

Antonio Ortiz has always been an autodidact with an eclectic array of interests. Fascinated with technology, advertising and culture he has forged a career that combines them all. In 1991 Antonio developed one of the very first websites to market the arts. It was text based, only available to computer scientists, and increased attendance to the Rutgers Arts Center where he had truly begun his professional career. Since then Antonio has been an early adopter and innovator merging technology and marketing with his passion for art, culture and entertainment. For a more in-depth look at those passions, visit

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