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Shawn Achor: The happy secret to better work

We believe that we should work to be happy, but could that be backwards? In this fast-moving and entertaining talk from TEDxBloomington, psychologist Shawn Achor argues that actually happiness inspires productivity.

Small Changes Ripple Outward: Creating lasting positive change

  • 3 Gratitudes (daily)
  • Journaling (1 positive thing daily)
  • Excercise
  • Meditation
  • Random Acts of Kindness

Teacher’s Most Powerful Tool: Piquing Students’ Curiosity

Ramsey Musallam, a high school chemistry teacher from the San Francisco Bay Area, has been creatively using digital tools in his classroom for several years as a way to drive students to deeper inquiry. In a recent TED talk, Musallam says that a teacher’s strongest tool — the force that draws students deeper into learning — is piquing students’ curiosity. In his classroom, Musallam follows three rules: curiosity comes first, embrace the mess, and reflect and revise.


Why We Need Teachers

I know this video is subtitled. I know it’s long by Internet standards at a whopping 15 minutes. And I know that (based on a fact shared in the video) only 9% of you who start playing it will still be watching after five minutes.

But this is hands-down the best defense of teaching I’ve seen all year. I was amazed at how the time melted away while I watched. 

This guy gets it.

Gustavo Reis no TEDxUnisinos 2012 (by TEDxTalks)

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