EDUCATIONAL INFLUENCERS

These are the people that excite me most about teaching these days. They are educational researchers, psychologists, early childhood specialists, authors, parents, and everyday people. I have included only one or two links for brevity, but each person has a whole canon of work that is incredible. There are many other people who have positively influenced my teaching, but for simplicity, I'll keep it at these.

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Dr. Richard Ryan & Dr. Edward Deci

Researchers on Motivation

Co-Developers of Self-Determination Theory

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Peter Gray

Researcher in Psychology

Psychology Today blog series: Freedom to Learn

(Blog post example: Why Kids are Suffering)

Book: Free to Learn

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Sugata Mitra

Educational Theorist, Computer Scientist

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Ken Robinson

Speaker and Advisor on Arts Education