Teach Like TED: Integrate TED and TEDx into your classroom curriculum and have your year culminate in a student run and speaker populated TEDx event

Dr. Cristina James (“Tina”)

Dr. Cristina James (“Tina”) has a bachelor’s and master’s degree from Columbia University in New York, and a doctorate in English literature from State University of New York at Albany. In addition, she earned her law degree from Pepperdine School of Law in Malibu, California. She is currently completing a master’s degree in Educational Leadership at Nova Southeastern University. She has taught English literature and writing at the undergraduate, high school, and middle school level for the past 25 years. For the past 13 years, she served as an English teacher, curriculum coordinator, academic dean, and TEDx organizer at The Benjamin School in North Palm Beach, Florida.

She is now working with both Brown School in Schenectady, NY and The Dr. Lena Edwards Academic Charter School in Jersey City so that they might integrate TED and TEDx talks into their curriculum as a means to enrich textual study, cultivate student voice and autonomy and see the year end in a student run and organized TEDx event.

She is eager to consult and  share her curriculum with your school as well.

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While Dr.James’ curriculum uses TED and TEDx talks to invigorate the traditional English classroom, it is in no way affiliated with the TED organization.  The TEDx event students participate in at year’s end is optional and not associated with an academic grade.