TED Talk: Let’s teach for mastery — not test scores

TED TALKSWould you choose to build a house on top of an unfinished foundation? Of course not. Why,then, do we rush students through education when they haven’t always grasped the basics? Yes, it’s complicated, but educator Sal Khan shares his plan to turn struggling students into scholars by helping them master concepts at their own pace.

Editor’s note: This talk comes from the PBS special “TED Talks: Education Revolution” which premieres Tuesday, September 13.

 

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Sal Khan Sal Khan is an educator and social entrepreneur. In 2004, Sal Khan, a hedge fund analyst, began posting math tutorials on YouTube. Twelve years later, Khan Academy has more than 42 million registered users from 190 countries, with tutorials on subjects from basic math through economics, art history, computer science, health, medicine and more.

 

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