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TEDxHonolulu - Sean Briel & Daniel Nash - Changing Perceptions of Math
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Added Nov 29, 2011
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Changing Perceptions of Math by Teaching Students to Teach Themselves Sean After growing up in Europe and completing his undergraduate education at Southern Methodist University, Sean accepted an offer from Teach For America (TFA) to be a High School Math teacher in Hawai'i. After finishing his two-year commitment to TFA and his master's degree at University of Hawai'i at Mānoa, his passion convinced him to stay on at Waipahu High School despite other opportunities. This passion continues to inspire him as he teams up with Dan Nash to reshape the very perceptions of how people learn. Daniel While studying Mathematics at Michigan State University, Daniel worked on the Undergraduate Mathematics Curriculum Committee, did research for the Biological Mathematics program, and served as a teaching assistant for the Emerging Scholars Mathematics program. As a Math instructor at Waipahu High School, Daniel continues to collaborate with fellow Math teacher Sean Briel on reshaping the way Math is learned and taught. In thespirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized ...