TEDx Brixton Blog

7
Oct

TEDXBRIXTON TEAMS: A discussion with the education experts!

TEDxBrixton education how is all about inspiring students inside and outside the classroom to discover lessons worth sharing. Our team visits schools and colleges to spread awareness of TEDxBrixton and gather information on TEDx to make useful learning experiences. Meet our awesome Education Team.


 

Caroline

  1. Tell us a bit about your background? I am a teacher and myself and Nicky are responsible for FullSizeRender (1)developing the education pack for schools based upon the content of this year’s TEDxBrixton talks.
  2. What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? I always love the Urban Art Fair and mooching along Josephine Avenue – my favourite part of Brixton. Also, watching the world go by whilst having a coffee outside the Ritzy.
  3. What’s your interpretation of this years’ theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? Kaleidoscope means: fascination, awe, possibilities, colour, dynamic, ever-changing and magical.
  4. What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? I am studying for a Masters and one of the books I am reading as part of my research is Positive Dyslexia by Professor Rod Nicolson. The focus of my masters is the cognitive and character strengths of dyslexia. I’m fascinated by why a significant proportion of dyslexic individuals flourish and thrive despite the adversity of their educational experience.
  5.  What’s your favourite TED talk? I have so many favourites! I do love Temple Grandin’s talk “The world needs all kinds of minds”. Again, it reflects my interest in neurodiversity.
  6. What’s your highlight from last year’s event? I was captivated by the whole event, which is why I’m volunteering this year! Simon Parkes, Solomon and Mahamed were among my favourites. I loved their passion, spontaneity, authenticity and ‘can-do’ attitudes.

NickyNicky Pci

  1. Tell us a bit about your background? I am a mathematics teacher and co-ordinator for KS5 maths at a school in Croydon I am part of the Education Team, creating a pack for local schools to use and enjoy after TEDxBrixton. I am also helping to co-ordinate the live stream events.
  2. What’s your favourite thing to do in Brixton? I love visiting Brixton village and Brixton market to eat and drink!
  3. What’s your interpretation of this years’ theme ‘Kaleidoscopes’? I would say that ‘kaleidoscopes’ represents our ability to transform and represent ourselves in many different ways.
  4. What book(s) are you currently reading? What’s it about? I am currently reading ‘The Theory of Everything’ by Jane Hawking, the story of Stephen and Jane Hawking and their lives together through the struggles of coping with Stephen’s motor neurone disease and his successes in the field of science.
  5. What’s your favourite TED talk? My favourite Ted Talk is Rita Pierson’s ‘Every Child Needs a Champion’. It really resonates with me as a teacher.

Watch previous TEDxBrixton talks here.