Friday, June 12, 2015

TED Talk Challenge Week 2




So, week two of my personal TED Talk Challenge! I have watched more than the
following five... More like 10-12.  I decided to only share TED Talks worth watching. There were a few I watched that were just...okay.  These five I found something great in them.  
I hope you do too!


Phil Hansen: Embrace the shake - A great talk about overcoming a physical defect 

as an artist. Very well done!




Beatrice Coron: Stories cut from paper - AWESOME!!!!! I have never discovered

this artist before, I can't wait to share her with students! 





Amy Tan: Where does creativity hide? Very smart, witty...





Suki Kim: This is what it's like to teach in North Korea - Very interesting.... very...

makes you appreciate our freedom!




Miwa Matreyek: Glorious visions in animation and performance - I have NEVER seen

anything like this! Very creative.  I noticed she has more on youtube that are shorter, might be worth looking for a couple to share with students.



Monday, June 8, 2015

TED Talk Challenge!




Sir Ken Robinson! I re-watched this one, have seen it a dozen times... LOVE IT!


Who doesn't love TED Talks???  I made a TED Talk challenge for myself this summer... I am trying to watch one TED Talk a day during summer break.  During the school year, it seems there is no time for anything but school and the family schedule. Now that the morning is a bit longer, I am taking the time to watch one 18 minute video, the maximum length of a TED Talk,  (the creator of TED researched that adults only give their full attention for max 18 minutes! Think of our students!) It takes me about that time to drink a cup of coffee, so... here is what I have been watching this week that I highly recommend! Enjoy!  If you have one to recommend, PLEASE share!!!

David Kelley! Another re-watch. You will love this one too!



Whoa... powerful... inspiring... admirable.... I could go on, but just watch!



Love this lady, Brene Brown. Psychologist who has researched vulnerability and shame and is great at explaining why we need both, especially as creative people! You'll love these two by her!