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Chris Cluff

Educator in Newmarket

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PRESENTED ON FEB 24, 2017
IN MARKHAM @ VOL 14

Chris Cluff is an Educator and father based in Newmarket. He is questioning and challenging the traditional education system in hopes of finding improvements which will benefit our youth.

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Claseteca

BY BÁRBARA VARGAS
@ VOL 5 ON MAY 22, 2014

En la presentación, Bárbara Vargas introduce Claseteca, una comunidad de aprendizaje donde descubrirás clases presenciales y en video, impartidas por maestros talentosos de tu ciudad. Una manera diferente de aprender.

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The School of Poetic Computation

BY ZACH LIEBERMAN
@ VOL 1 ON AUG 14, 2014

Zach Lieberman talks about technological inventions, the School of Poetic Computation, and drinking wine and arguing. 

Fed up with how the school system is treating its students, Zach decided to create his own school that allows the students to be more involved with eachother, and to learn from each other. 

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Teaching Kids to Fail

BY MAURYA COUVARES
@ VOL 2 ON OCT 16, 2014

Maurya Couvares tackles the difficult task of teaching kids to fail, and helping them to learn from their mistakes. 

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Vientiane Art Education Collage

BY HIROSHI YOSHIOKA
@ VOL 1 ON FEB 11, 2016

Hiroshi Yoshioka spent several years teaching art to art teachers and students at a Lao school. What materials did they work with? What did they create? For his PechaKucha, Hiroshi will talk about his students and show some of their artwork, and discuss his thoughts about the role of art in Laos. These are all thoughts that grew out of spending time with his teaching colleagues and students.

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The State of State Education

BY KATHY SALAMAN
@ VOL 4 ON APR 05, 2016

Education should not be about politics or making money: it should be about learners, what is relevant for their futures, and how to build on their natural talents. Listen as speaker Kathy Salaman explains why. 

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The Art of Biology

BY MEHDI DOUMI
@ VOL 17 ON MAR 09, 2017

Mehdi Doumi is from Algeria and England, studied biomedical engineering, and is a technical leader in Research and Innovation at L’Oreal USA - researching human perception of cosmetic products.  He has been part of NPO Ligo Project, promoting science in U.S. culture through humor and videography.  He also enjoys carpentry, improv, and drawing satirical cartoons.  Over the last 4 years he has committed himself to creating abstract artwork to any K-12 educator across the USA.  He hopes that each art piece stimulates student curiosity about math and science topics, especially in a challenging teaching environment.

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Waterville Students and Eelgrass

BY JON RAMGREN
@ VOL 25 ON JUL 13, 2017

Jon Ramgren shares with us his history of helping students learn outside of the classroom; on July 13th 2017 at Volume 25 of Pecha Kucha Night Waterville.

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Teaching in Haiti

BY MIRANDA PHELPS
@ VOL 26 ON JAN 19, 2018

Miranda Phelps shares her experience on teaching in Haiti 

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Calming the Busy Mind: Teaching Mindfulness to Gifted Kids

BY ALLISON BAIRD
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 06, 2018

Allison Baird describes her journey as a child from being misunderstood for having learning issues to being recognized as a gifted child. Today, she teaches gifted kids about mindfulness so that they can focus their energy on exploring their gifts instead of acting out in the classroom or towards their peers.