Brian Smith, NCCS RtI and Professional Development Facilitator, was just notified that he has been accepted to present his talk “Building a Better Teacher: Connect, Expect, Reflect” at the 2015 TEDx Hickory. The focus of his talk will be on how our students will not only make us better teachers but also better humans if we allow it to happen. Mr. Smith shared, “Each student that we struggle to reach is providing us with an opportunity to grow as a professional because we are forced to address our weaker areas.”
The event will take place on March 21st at the Salt Block Auditorium and is hosted by Alan Jackson of the Jackson Group. The goal of TEDx Hickory is to “bring together bright minds to give talks that are idea-focused, and on a wide range of subjects, to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – and provoke conversations that matter.”
When asked about the event, Mr. Smith stated, “I am excited to bring this idea of how to build a better teacher to the audience at TEDx Hickory. Speaking at any TED event is a bucket list item, and I’m thrilled to have made it through the interview process and get to be part of this event.”
In education, we share a lot of TED Talks. Some of the most memorable include Sir Ken Robinson’s, Changing Education Paradigms or Heidi Hayes Jacobs’ For What Year are we Preparing our Students? This year, we shared with principals the wonderful talk on Everyday Leadership. TED talks inspire us to think critically about the things that matter most. However, it is important to note that most TED talks are not about education but about careers, aspirations, politics, the world, and humanity in general. NCCS is proud of Mr. Smith for his acceptance to this prestigious event.
If you are interested in attending TEDx Hickory, click here for more information.