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Apr 23

I also wonder about the distance needed to determine “which experiences that are absolutely worth sharing.” Adult writing assignment idea: go back and write the college essay that you should have written, now that you have time and perspective for reflection.

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Apr 23

Who decides that? Are TED talks really for all? I wonder if there is a rubric somewhere used by a TED talk panel with the column “something worth saying” – and what they’re looking for. How much does it connect to the audience and what notable speakers have come before?

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Apr 23

I also love the definition of an “idea” and the design thinking approach to how to develop it for another person to be able to use it in some way.

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Apr 22

Sometimes I think that the brilliant people themselves (ourselves) don’t know how their (our) work connects to everything else. I think part of the point is the intercommunication so that we have the opportunity, at the very least, to recognize the connections if they exist. If we’re not communicating, we are definitely NOT going to discover the connections.

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Apr 22

This same problem — with scientists speaking to the public — came up during the pandemic with masks. To scientists, what they were saying made perfect sense to them, about the probability of catching the disease with or without a mask on, etc. Most people just wanted to be told a “straight answer” of do we or do we not have to wear them. They can’t handle the complexity of percentage risk.

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Apr 22

what I like about this idea is that speaker and audience embark on this journey together. It’s a little more like a conversation than a lecture. Okay, the audience is not really talking back, but you as the speaker also don’t want to just talk AT your audience. You want them to feel included, not alienated. As I read the whole TED book, I thought a great deal about how much ACTING goes into a good TED Talk — and how much ACTING goes into good teaching, too.

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Apr 22

I think Anderson is mostly talking about avoiding jargon here — using language that your audience will understand if they’re not “insiders.” But that requires having a bit of information about your audience, too. It’s like NOT using a whole bunch of educational acronyms during your Back to School Night presentation to parents.

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Apr 22

We’re trying to get our public school district to grant us one half day every other month. Once a week would be a dream.

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Apr 22

I love these questions. I think they could be useful to kids in classrooms, too, to help them think about what they love, what they find interesting, what other people find interesting about what they’re doing, too

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Apr 22

There’s an amazing children’s book called I Am a Story by Dan Yaccarino that shows human history as a series of stories being told among human beings. It fascinates me — how it seems like storytelling is something we humans particularly love, whether telling or listening.

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Apr 22

this reminds me so much of juniors and seniors trying to figure out what to write for their college application essays. They often want to know / want to write about “what the admissions officers want to hear” rather than what makes them who they are

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Apr 22

what’s interesting to me about students is that they’re often trying to figure out who their authentic selves are. Maybe we all are to some extent, but I think middle and high schoolers and first-half of college-years college kids — they’re all working on that with much more intensity than many adults. So they have a more challenging task here, I think

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Apr 22

Same idea with interdisciplinary learning in schools. One of my students told me today that the AP Lang class is difficult because so much of what we read is influenced by the historical context in which it was written — it’d be SO GREAT to teach this class alongside a history teacher, really co-teach it

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Apr 22

I think he means that TED is bigger than just the person who started it. Like — he was nervous about taking over from the prior CEO (or whatever title he had) because he had been the founder, so Anderson was nervous that people would think TED was “over” because the founder was retiring and maybe Anderson couldn’t handle the role. But then Anderson had this epiphany that TED was truly something beyond the person who had founded it; it had become a force of its own, and all he had to do was steer it a bit.

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Apr 22

Oh yes
I also love laughing like that while reading. If an author can make me laugh that much, it’s amazing. A Walk in the Woods by Bill Bryson has done that. Also, the end of Stanley Tucci’s memoir Taste did it — I was crying while laughing so hard that I had to stop reading because I could read through the tears in my eyes.

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Apr 22

With my seniors in the Sci-fi/Fantasy class I’m teaching this semester, they are having loads of fun teaching me about video games. We’re reading Ready Player One. I’m not really acting, but I play dumb about a lot of the video gamer stuff in the book so that my students can teach me what they know/ how they relate to the book. They love knowing more than I do!

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Apr 22

The article vividly describes a boy’s challenging yet extremely interesting experience of learning to ride a bicycle.

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Apr 21
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Apr 21
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