Posts Tagged ‘TEDx’

Slam Poetry of the Streets

Posted: May 21, 2015 in Education
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I try every day to give a little time to reading, watching or listening to things so that I can learn or reflect on both my personal experience or how I provide knowledge to others, my students.  Today as I was listening to the stream of TEDx Sydney I was fortunate enough to see a recording from 2013 of Omar Musa delivering a brilliant Slam Poem that made me think about and evaluate the educational value and views of people in society and schools.  I feel that it would be interesting to hear the responses of my senior students to this performance.  This would be a great stimulus piece.

As I watched this TED Talk I thought that maybe it should be called ‘Leading by Believing’.  This is a great talk about the way Simon Sinek has explored and defined a theory for why great leaders inspire.  He cleverly links his ideas to contemporary marketting practise, historic leaders and the potential of the future.  I feel his quote,”People don’t buy what you do.  They buy what you believe” leads to rich range of possibilities for those that embrace it.