Education and Exercise: The C-Fit Blog

  • Education Inspiration

    Shabana Basij-Rasikh

    From age 6 through age 11, Shabana Basij-Rasikh risked her life to go to school. The Taliban had banned girls in Afghanistan from studying at universities and other educational institutions and, thus, Basij-Rasikh dressed as a boy, posing as an escort for her older sister. Together, the two would place their books in grocery bags and sneak off to a secret school.

    Find the original posting on TEDBlog.

     

  • Education Inspiration

    Leymah Gbowee: Unlock the intelligence, passion, greatness of girls

    Nobel Peace Prize winner Leymah Gbowee is haunted by the untapped potential of the girls she’s met on her travels across Liberia. In this talk, she tells some of these girls’ stories and calls on us all to foster the educational growth of girls — and to encourage the great inventions, innovations and breakthroughs they may be able to fuel if nurtured.

    Find the original posting on TEDBlog.

  • Education Inspiration

    Charles Leadbeater on education innovation in the slums

    In the favelas of Rio or the slums of Kibera, traditional schools simply will not work because they depend on professionals and high-cost infrastructure — not to mention that their curriculums do not connect to the lives of students. At the TEDSalon London 2010, Charles Leadbeater looks at different approaches — like putting computers in community centers and serving up lessons through mobile phones. It’s education plus technology that is the key, Leadbeater shows.

    Find the original posting on TEDBlog.

  • I am Glad I was your Teacher!

    I’m glad I was your teacher
    I’ve come to love you so.
    I can’t believe the end is here.
    I hate to see you go.

    Remember all the fun we had
    in all the things we did
    But most of all remember…
    You’re a Very Special Kid!

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