The Classroom: Session 11 at TED2012

We all know how important education is for our future. For this very special session at TED2012, we invited a host of current educators to share their latest thinking. For this session, we’re joined by 400 students from Long Beach area high schools.

In this session:

Bill Nye is a man with a mission: to help people understand and appreciate the science that makes our world work.

Ainissa Ramirez is a science evangelist and science lecturer.

John Bohannon is a scientist and writer who runs the annual “Dance Your Ph.D.” contest. Black Label Movement is an explosively physical Minneapolis dance company. Jelloslave is a pair of amazing cellists.

In his 12th-grade Sexuality and Society class, Al Vernacchio speaks honestly and positively about human sexuality.

Kate Messner is an educator and speaker who also writes novels and children’s books.

Angie Miller is the 2011 New Hampshire Teacher of the Year.

Awele Makeba is a storyteller and teaching artist who sparks “aha!” moments about life and U.S. history.

After a long career in journalism and publishing, Chris Anderson became the curator of the TED Conference in 2002. He has developed it as a platform for identifying and disseminating ideas worth spreading.

Aaron Reedy teaches at Thomas Kelly High School in Chicago, where he uses innovative projects to connect his classroom to the wider world of science.

Rafe Esquith teaches fifth-graders at a public school in Los Angeles.