Join new TEDinClass conversations with Jessica Green’s Biodiversity students


Engaging in dialogue and conversation is a great way to learn. Which is why, this semester, <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>TED Fellow <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Jessica <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Green is teaching a <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Biodiversity class this semester at the University of Oregon, and her <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>students are starting great <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>TED Conversations around topics that come up in class. And you are welcome to join!

How does affluence influence biodiversity?  – asks Drew Thompson, inviting you to discuss the role of affluent societies in environmental harm. Sudni Rucks, also a student, challenges us to think and talk about the ecosystems we use: What are ecosystem services that you rely on everyday? Are you willing to pay for them?

These conversations run for one week and new ones will be posted every Monday and Wednesday every week until early June.

This is the second time that <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Jessica <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Green has involved <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>TEDinClass Conversations in her class. Find more student-run conversations from <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Jessica <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Green’s previous course on Population Biology. We asked <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Jessica about her motivations in using <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>TED Conversations to teach:

“<strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>University of <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Oregon <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>students motivate me. The <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>students in my Population Ecology this year are exceptionally gifted. Inspired by <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>TED Fellow Nina Tandon’s experience, I brought the option of initiating <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>TED Conversations to my classroom. The <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>students have embraced the process wholeheartedly. It is clear that individuals and groups are the most creative when they take ownership over the learning process. I am motivated to continue teaching in ways that serve our continually evolving student needs. I think the <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>students are slowly getting the hang of things — and they are getting VERY excited! This is so special for the <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>students! I have never seen <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>students this engaged. WOW. I’m inspired as a teacher.”

New Conversations from <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Biodiversity class can be accessed through special tags: <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>TEDinClass, TEDinClassroom, <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Biodiversity class, or simply by visiting this page:
http://www.ted.com/conversations/topics/<strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>Biodiversity+class

All of the <strong class='StrictlyAutoTagBold'>TEDinClass conversations so far can be found here >>


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