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)
- 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.
"Your brain likes other brains." @du4com #TEDxmke
Outsourcing our brains is the next big step into the networked future.
“Given the over-saturation of images, what is your visual breaking point?”
We feel history. We shouldn’t be focused on knowing, but instead feeling history. Teaching empathy.
Jim McCarthy: “What’s the point of a computer if you can’t make art? If you can’t amplify your presence…” #TEDxmke
Reggie Baylor: “Everything man makes start with a line.” The possibilities are infinite #tedxmke
Vault of knowledge waiting to be opened at #TEDxmke
W00T! 30 minutes away from #TEDxHarambee
"Innovation in education is not that hard. It is a sum.”
generosity + gratitude + inspiration = innovation
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)