TED Talk Tuesday


 

 

Marian McCarthy, Programme Coordinator for the Postgraduate Certificate, Diploma and Masters in Teaching and Learning at UCC gave an incredible stage performance as coordinator of a simulated Major Disaster. From this, she explored the complex and multi-layered simulation afforded by role-playing. Marian’s interests include the role of Drama and Theatre in Education, Applied Drama/Theatre, the Visual Arts and Mime and Dance.

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.

TED-Ed’s mission is to capture and amplify the voices of great educators around the world. We do this by pairing extraordinary educators with talented animators to produce a new library of curiosity-igniting videos. You can nominate a teacher, nominate an animator or suggest a lesson here:
http://education.ted.com

Keith Nolan always wanted to join the United States military — but he’s deaf, an automatic disqualification according to military rules. At TEDxIslay, he describes his fight to fight for his country. (In American Sign Language, with real time translation.)

Keith Nolan doesn’t believe his deafness should be a barrier to serving his country — and is making the case for increasing the role of citizens with disabilities in the military.

We have all changed someone’s life — usually without even realizing it. In this funny talk from TEDxToronto, Drew Dudley calls on all of us to celebrate leadership as the everyday act of improving each other’s lives.

Drew Dudley believes leadership is not a characteristic reserved for the extraordinary. He works to help people discover the leader within themselves.

Diana Laufenberg shares 3 surprising things she has learned about teaching — including a key insight about learning from mistakes.

Career analyst Dan Pink examines the puzzle of motivation, starting with a fact that social scientists know but most managers don’t: Traditional rewards aren’t always as effective as we think. Listen for illuminating stories — and maybe, a way forward.

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