Education can change the world! What should be our focus if we truly want to make a difference using education?  This talk shares a list of focal points that can lead to change through education. Dr. David Rock is currently Dean of the School of Education at the University of Mississippi. He has conducted hundreds of educational workshops and seminars at local, state, and national conferences in which his goal is to increase interest and enthusiasm of the teaching and learning of mathematics. While his love is mathematics, his passion is the use of technology to enhance education. He is the developer of Ole Miss Math Challenge, which encourages students to utilize the Internet to solve challenging mathematics problems from across the globe. Participants come from 237 different countries. David has also published numerous articles and co-authored 15 books including Teaching Secondary Mathematics (2013), Scratch Your Brain Where It Itches (2001, 2006, 2008), and Teaching K-6 Mathematics (2003). And by the way, he has learned more about education from his family that include four children across grades 6 – college and his wife Michelle who is a former elementary teacher. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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