The Ramy Mahmoud talks discuss teaching children to fail forward and move away from an instant gratification parenting style and teaching method. The high school teacher currently works for the Plano Independent School Board, where he recently was named Secondary Teacher of the Year.
Originally from Cairo, Egypt, the speaker came to the United States of America at the age of four-years-old, settling in Dallas, Texas with his family. The experience of acclimatizing to Western culture -- including learning a new language -- was one that has a significant impact on him as a student and listed as the reason why he entered into teaching as a profession. The Ramy Mahmoud speeches mention how students should be encouraged to 'fail forward,' according to his teaching philosophy.