1. Before you Watch The Video

          What do you know about this topic already?

2. Check Your Vocabulary

3. Watch the Video

4. What Did You Learn From the Video?

5. Answer the Questions

A. Who hosted the TED Talks Education Video?

B. What does Rita Pierson do for a living?

C. What are the primary causes of the high drop-out rate?

D. What subject does Ramsey Musallam teach in school?

E. What does De. Angela Lee Duckworth specialize in?

F. What did Bill Gates talk about?


6. Insights About Education

A preschool (also nursery school, kindergarten outside the US) is an educational establishment offering early childhood education to children between the ages of three and five, prior to the commencement of compulsory education at [primary school]. They may be privately operated or government run, and the costs may be subsidized.  (Wikipedia)

Preschool in Japan (Wikipedia)

The term elementary school is used in some countries for schools where children from the age of about five receive primary education.

Elementary school (United States), where there are currently some 92,858 elementary schools (68,173 public, 24,685 private) (Wikipedia)

Elementary School Students

A middle school is a school for students of age about 10-14 years – older than elementary school, but not yet in high school. It is also sometimes called junior high school (or junior high for short) in the United States, Canada and the Philippines.

Historically, in the United States, local public control (and private alternatives) have allowed for some variation in the organization of schools. Elementary school includes kindergarten through fourth grade, fifth grade, or sixth grade. Basic subjects are taught in elementary school, and students often remain in one classroom throughout the school day, except for physical education, library, music, and art classes. There were in 2001 about 3.6 million children in each grade in the United States.[23]

Typically, “middle school” is 6th through 8th grade, though in some schools, it starts in 7th.  (Wikipedia)


Middle School Student

A high school (also secondary school, senior school, secondary college) is a school that provides adolescents with part or all of their secondary education. It may come after primary school or middle school and be followed by higher education or vocational training.

Individual states, counties, and school districts have considerable leeway in how they choose to divide their school levels. For people who both use school at all and who are not homeschooled, students will generally graduate from high school in the year of their 18th birthday if they were born between January 1 and August 31 and if they were not held back. This varies by state depending on the kindergarten cut-off date, which ranges from August 1 in Missouri to January 1 in Connecticut.[9] A few American schools in more rural type area, such as Indiana, still incorporate grades 7 through 12, but it is usually either grades 9–12 or grades 10–12. (Wikipedia)


Winnebago Lutheran Academy, a private, Lutheran high school of the Wisconsin Evangelical Lutheran Synod (WELS) (Wikipedia)

A college (Latin: collegium. Greek:kollegia) is an educational institution or a constituent part of one. Usage of the word college varies in English-speaking nations. A college may be a degree-awarding tertiary educational institution, a part of a collegiate university, or an institution offering vocational education.

In the United States, “college” formally refers to a constituent part of a university, but generally “college” and “university” are used interchangeably,[1] whereas in Ireland, the UK, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Canada, Hong Kong, Singapore and other former and present Commonwealth nations, “college” may refer to a secondary or high school, a college of further education, a training institution that awards trade qualifications, or a constituent part of a university. (Wikipedia)

Brigham Young University (Wikipedia)

7. Talk with a friend or partner about it.

Discuss the typical age for young people  to enter each phase of education?

Consider your own plans for your education?

Discuss your educational goals for the rest of your life.

Discuss the subjects that you would like to study.


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