TED Talks provide a window into worlds outside of my Missouri existence (which is a good existence - I'm simply acknowledging my own limitations here). I subscribe to TED updates and I regularly tune in to a daily dose of information and inspiration. If you haven't tried it yourself, I highly recommend that you direct your browser to TED TALKS and it out for yourself.
In honor of National Teachers' Day, TED hosted a series of educators to share their talks. This one by Rita Pierson is especially good, and possibly I enjoyed it even more because of meeting Rita in person several times. She is a teacher you would want your child to have, a teacher you would want to work with.
You can watch Rita's TED Talk here:
And enjoy excerpts from some of Rita's other presentations here:
TED Teacher talks, here: