Let's teach for mastery -- not test scores | Sal Khan

Would you choose to build a house on top of an unfinished foundation? Of course not. Why, then, do we rush students through education when they haven't always grasped the basics? Yes, it's complicated, but educator Sal Khan shares his plan to turn struggling students into scholars by helping them master concepts at their own pace.

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  1. Hulker Smith

    Hulker Smith

    Acum 5 ore

    Let's mark the one of BEST video on youtube.

  2. hasan şimşek

    hasan şimşek

    Acum 6 ore


  3. Noel Radhakrishnan

    Noel Radhakrishnan

    Acum 12 ore

    I think Monolith brought him here for us to advance

  4. THO THO


    Acum 11 Zile

    In the process of digitizing education, one would be forced to review and reinvestigate how the education actually work. After tearing aparts the system ,one would then reconstruct them into a digital form. This entire process allow a human being to firmly grasp the concept of creation.

  5. Math and Music with Aldrich

    Math and Music with Aldrich

    Acum 12 Zile

    This is why Khan Academy scores are 'Mastery' Points

  6. GoodToBeBad5427


    Acum 13 Zile

    "Just like that." -Sal Khan

  7. Boom Roasted

    Boom Roasted

    Acum 14 Zile

    Sal really makes math and everything interesting, and fun to learn

  8. Korasi


    Acum 14 Zile

    “They got to algebra class and they might have been a little shaky on pre-algebra and because of that, they thought they didn’t have the maths gene, or they’d get to a calculus class and they’d be a little shaky on the algebra” Literally the story of why I failed academia. Took me until I was about 21 to figure this out. I thought I sucked at school, but it turned out I just hadn’t had the proper education from the start. I struggled with module A, which meant that come module B, I lacked the understanding to progress. Then I reached maturity and realised I wasn’t bad at maths, I just had to revise basics and work my way up from secondary school maths up to college level maths. Now, after a few years of self teaching, I have a modest undergrad level of maths, something I never thought I would achieve, and I’m still actively working through undergrad level coursework.

  9. Sourav জানা

    Sourav জানা

    Acum 15 Zile

    Great 👍

  10. Ranker's Journey

    Ranker's Journey

    Acum 17 Zile

    Our hero!

  11. Lone Wolf Gaming

    Lone Wolf Gaming

    Acum 21 o Zi

    Sal you are amazing.

  12. a a

    a a

    Acum 22 Zile

    "And you'll get something like this..... sooommmeethhhinnggg llikee this.. this my best attempt at drawling it free hand"

  13. Kurt Hao

    Kurt Hao

    Acum 23 Zile

    You should take agency over your learning, indeed. 😘

  14. Dominic Sabado

    Dominic Sabado

    Acum 24 Zile

    That's what exactly Feyman said. If your teacher could not explain a difficult concept in simple terms, chances are your teacher doesn't really understand the concept to begin with. To effectively transfer a knowledge requires absolute conceptual mastery.

  15. 255py


    Acum 25 Zile

    this man is my greatest teacher ever. I learned more from than anyone else.

  16. kanjanathevi k

    kanjanathevi k

    Acum 26 Zile

    I'm subjectively telling this, " how much time it requires to become a master in this mastery learning? Most people prefer to settle before their 30s I'm 21 now, I had curiosity in physics but unfortunately I didn't succeed in pursuing in it. No guidance, no mentorship. "First we must understand what our aptitude and what our passion is" The education systems don't stand on answering this

  17. Charmaine Okazaki

    Charmaine Okazaki

    Acum 26 Zile

    Wait, so if someone achieves mastery faster than everybody else, still there would be but a few on top that gets qualified for the job. How is it fair if the achievement timing isn't equal, won't it be just another kind of rat race? the mastery race?

  18. Snydefinder


    Acum 28 Zile

    Sal Khan is probably my all time hero. Best teacher I ever had and such a humble human being.

  19. Hornet


    Acum lună

    This man is a legend.... truly revolutionize the education .

  20. Ed Man

    Ed Man

    Acum lună

    I've said this for 20 years, good to see it is actually going to be changed sooner or later

  21. Fox CODE

    Fox CODE

    Acum lună

    This man is a muslim!!!

  22. Joe Becker

    Joe Becker

    Acum lună

    I did not expect mr khan to be indian i thought he was east asian.

    • Rohan Kishibe

      Rohan Kishibe

      Acum lună

      He's born in America and his father his bangladeshi

  23. Amy Barthwick

    Amy Barthwick

    Acum lună

    Not all heroes wear capes- some have a black screen with coloured handwriting.

  24. Adikkya


    Acum lună

    when I clicked on this video and heard his voice I thought I was watching a geometry tutorial from khan academy

  25. Dream Your Music

    Dream Your Music

    Acum lună

    "Let's do another example" - Sal Khan

  26. Iggy3


    Acum lună

    I thought he was Italian American lol. Nice to put a face to a voice

  27. Keep it Simple Please

    Keep it Simple Please

    Acum lună

    Politicians, superintendents and higher-level administrators should hear this. Unfortunately, teachers aren't making these high stakes decisions in schools.

  28. Gab Visda

    Gab Visda

    Acum lună

    I love it when Sal, say "it sounds fancy..." and he simplify it for us.

  29. TheMsShininglight


    Acum lună

    Mastery Mindset Learning Cognition Recognize Understand Link Synapses Sense Get Master Feedback Growth Improve Gap Knowing doing gap Confidence Score Own pace Personalized Individualized Traditional Group by age Same pace Lecture Homework Own pace & discipline Autonomy Free will Conformity

    • TheMsShininglight


      Acum lună

      Fix the mastery of the material, vary the when and how instead of doing the opposite

    • TheMsShininglight


      Acum lună

      Broken process Artificially enforcing when and how long we're building something

    • TheMsShininglight


      Acum lună

      Bright student

    • TheMsShininglight


      Acum lună


    • TheMsShininglight


      Acum lună

      Math gene Shaky engage in/with Fill the gaps Master Concept Capable- capacity Practice As long as necessary Master the basics One at a time



    Acum lună




    Acum lună

    When I see this guy my mind Blanked 🕳️

  32. Shoaib Akhtar

    Shoaib Akhtar

    Acum lună

    I watched this video at 0.75x speed, so that not miss any of his points. He is gift for mankind

  33. First Name Second Name

    First Name Second Name

    Acum lună

    I will encourge you to pause the video and try it on your own.

  34. Avishek Nandi

    Avishek Nandi

    Acum lună

    9.53 Is inverted pyramid stable?

  35. Clifford Mulomba

    Clifford Mulomba

    Acum lună

    He is definitely my favourite teacher.

  36. Knowledge Channelized

    Knowledge Channelized

    Acum lună

    Pause for yourself and download khan academy. It's free.

  37. Ken Checkeye

    Ken Checkeye

    Acum lună

    The question now becomes : what should you master? Who determines the goals when not everyone has the aptitude or desire to be a chemist or a structural engineer. Perhaps we learn the goals of the individual and prepare them for what they want to do without humiliating them because they don’t understand ap Calculus. This my friend is the challenge.

  38. Minnie Kelly

    Minnie Kelly

    Acum lună

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  39. Random person

    Random person

    Acum 2 luni

    I was just thinking about the same thing

  40. Pep Motorsport

    Pep Motorsport

    Acum 2 luni

    This guy is the real MVP. He has educated millions of people around the world for FREE!

  41. Noorjan Beebee

    Noorjan Beebee

    Acum 2 luni

    Khan academy helped me a lot I last learned grade 3 than I didn't go to school for years until I realized that I need to join grade 12 sal thanks for saving my life that's what I can tell from my experience

  42. Aleena Romero

    Aleena Romero

    Acum 2 luni

    i am pretty glad he is talking this to the people

  43. CriLiC3


    Acum 2 luni

    You're damn right, Sal. You explained that to me not by words, but by teaching me that even I can go for maths and physics mastery. There isn't a bar that I don't get to reach because you're always there to help

  44. JustBeREAL


    Acum 2 luni

    Could not have passed algebra without you!! Thank you

  45. Rival Bunny Gaming

    Rival Bunny Gaming

    Acum 2 luni

    Let me draw a number line here. I can do better than that, hold on...

  46. Keanu Threeves

    Keanu Threeves

    Acum 2 luni

    0.75 speed to listen to Obama rant about the broken education system

  47. Dan Esp

    Dan Esp

    Acum 2 luni

    I can finally put a face to the voice of the math wizard

  48. dristine urquhart

    dristine urquhart

    Acum 2 luni

    Yes! Sal this is why i homeschool my kids. But society makes it so hard to do that! The 3500 dollars of funding for each child the gov gives to public school they give nothing to parents who homeschool. Even whist homeschooled kids do 75 precent better than public school kids!

  49. Afghan Afg

    Afghan Afg

    Acum 2 luni

    Came from watching Eddie Woo's Talk. ;)

  50. Emmanuel Mwansa

    Emmanuel Mwansa

    Acum 2 luni

    It's like a tutorial

  51. Maria Von Pache

    Maria Von Pache

    Acum 2 luni

    Public “education” monopoly, No More !!

  52. arif khan

    arif khan

    Acum 2 luni

    "Hopefully u found this useful"

  53. Damian Rico

    Damian Rico

    Acum 2 luni

    Sal Khan! I have watched videos of Mr. Khan, I recognized his voice, he does some of the best videos! Thank you for all the help!

  54. man boc

    man boc

    Acum 2 luni


  55. scarlet 001

    scarlet 001

    Acum 2 luni

    oh it's mr.sal

  56. Viktor Bedoev

    Viktor Bedoev

    Acum 2 luni


  57. Noah Rehberg

    Noah Rehberg

    Acum 3 luni

    This man has taught me math better than probably all but one of my middle school and High school teachers. Thank you.

  58. Macran


    Acum 3 luni

    The problem with this idea is that 90% of the schools on Earth still do not adapt this idea - it's kind of a snowball effect. Schools must have resources, money and obligation to do it imposed in advance (help from the government). Now let's say that the schools have it now. The students see it and they can learn the best way now. Otherwise not many people will want to change the system, for example; Students : If I would want to learn everything on my own, to master a topic, then I would be left behind the class, because they learn another topics now. Schools (headmasters, teachers) : If we would want to teach the students this way, we would need to change our system and we don't really have the help to do it from the government. And now, it's governments turn. They have the power to change this system but someone must ask the first question about it. As Khan said, we have resources and possibility to do it, but we have to act. Now obviously there is covid etc. but after it stops, the system must be changed, it is unimaginable change for better in learning industry. I'm interested what governments say about the idea, when it would change everything for better, even for every social layer. Welcome to comment this, I will be happy to talk about this

  59. Sayon D. Datta

    Sayon D. Datta

    Acum 3 luni

    Guy with Bangladeshi roots Awesome 👍

  60. Alexander Petrov

    Alexander Petrov

    Acum 3 luni

    He's wearing purple, the color of royals, because he's a king

  61. Zion T KIII

    Zion T KIII

    Acum 3 luni

    Best teacher right here

  62. Yousefahmedali


    Acum 3 luni

    Sal smashed it as usual

  63. Jehaan


    Acum 3 luni

    My teachers who use khan academy for grades:

  64. Hong Yaness

    Hong Yaness

    Acum 3 luni

    wtf I just watched...

  65. Patrick Sarama

    Patrick Sarama

    Acum 3 luni

    Thank you so much Sal

  66. Fayzullo Pirov

    Fayzullo Pirov

    Acum 3 luni


  67. RC


    Acum 3 luni

    This totally reinforced that learning computer science on Khan Academy was a good choice

  68. Dark Vinrick

    Dark Vinrick

    Acum 3 luni

    Mean while: an Indian student crying at a corner

  69. Harvey Julian Ermitanio

    Harvey Julian Ermitanio

    Acum 3 luni

    It's weird not hearing his voice in 1.5x

  70. Ankit Pandey

    Ankit Pandey

    Acum 3 luni

    "Education must be free"

  71. Anil Joshi

    Anil Joshi

    Acum 3 luni

    Nobel prize deserves him :)

  72. jiayi liu

    jiayi liu

    Acum 3 luni

    omg his voice is just to familiar hahahahhahah

  73. Jose Antelo

    Jose Antelo

    Acum 3 luni

    The quaint peony thoracically stay because story periodically impress of a cuddly jeff. quirky, rapid root

  74. John


    Acum 3 luni

    Call of Duty too.... lolol... besides Automatic Promotion and NO Demotions of Rank; No Push Ups between Rounds!!!



    Acum 4 luni

    Thankyou sir for educating us freely

  76. Muramalla Gayathri

    Muramalla Gayathri

    Acum 4 luni

    "I think it's going to be a pretty exciting time to be alive" 🙇

  77. Aman Yadav

    Aman Yadav

    Acum 4 luni

    Rare to see such a positive video and such a great comment section

  78. alan makoso

    alan makoso

    Acum 4 luni

    What if Sal Khan became CEO of CollegeBoard? Then the word "college-readiness" would mean "you are ready for college" not "you can get a 1500+ on SAT."

  79. Grem


    Acum 4 luni

    Just realised he's the Khan academy guy

  80. Wesley Russ

    Wesley Russ

    Acum 4 luni

    Teaching for mastery is how you teach for learning.

  81. شيماء صلاح شيماء صلاح

    شيماء صلاح شيماء صلاح

    Acum 4 luni

    This is the best talk about education

  82. ANYTHING '


    Acum 4 luni

    I've never heard someone sound so white but be brown

  83. V


    Acum 4 luni

    This guy is an absolute legend he should be given all the funding he needs.

  84. aBlueHipSahasi


    Acum 4 luni

    One of the few people who actually said something worthwhile . Khan academy is such a blessing

  85. xslaughterx


    Acum 4 luni

    Is it just me or does his voice not really match his appearance?

  86. carlos


    Acum 4 luni

    Government: let's just pretend this never happened

  87. 100 years ago

    100 years ago

    Acum 4 luni

    Khan: REALLY WANTS EVERYONE TO LEARN The rest people parents: don't tell your friends or you won't be a champion

  88. Jack


    Acum 4 luni

    does school need to change then?

  89. Arun


    Acum 4 luni

    maths and organic chemistry hits me more than the meteoroid hit those dinosaurs

  90. Aiden Killick

    Aiden Killick

    Acum 4 luni

    They don’t show this at school

  91. VroonVFX


    Acum 4 luni

    Is uopeople good

  92. Renatu Gaming

    Renatu Gaming

    Acum 4 luni

    Now, let's think of one question, that a worldwide system refuses to answer and commit to. "Why has this not become a standard in our education system?"

  93. alba wiza

    alba wiza

    Acum 4 luni

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  94. plneet


    Acum 4 luni

    School for me is just fucking around for 7-8 hours and then going to Khan Academy for an hour to not fail

  95. Ryan Tanjaya

    Ryan Tanjaya

    Acum 4 luni

    i think i run out of colour

  96. Neil Sterud

    Neil Sterud

    Acum 4 luni

    Love this guy

  97. le gion

    le gion

    Acum 4 luni


  98. John Lawson

    John Lawson

    Acum 4 luni

    Students need to learn HOW to study. Why do schools do such an abysmal job in addressing this need. Try reading 'The Successful (Less Stressful) Student' by Coach L. This book reveals 101 secrets to high school success. If you don't know the rules of success it's difficult to be successful.

  99. Tonné k

    Tonné k

    Acum 4 luni

    I use Khan academy primarily from their website because I like to see my progression. It is is refreshing to see a voice in person. The clarity he brings on every particular subject is vital.

  100. 瀧セージ


    Acum 4 luni

    Wow! Sir Khan!