Archive for November 9th, 2011


If I get home from school in time to spend a few minutes winding down, I usually fix myself a cup of hot tea and watch a TED Talk. If you’re not familiar with them, you should be. It’s like being able to listen in on a global think tank.

Speakers from all walks of life and all corners of the planet are invited to participate in TED conferences, also held on all corners of the planet. Those talks are then videotaped and posted online for anyone to see. One of the things I love most is that these talks last anywhere from five to 20 minutes, so I have time to catch one before I start on the evening chores. That also makes them great for the classroom.

I’m going to start posting one a week. Today’s is by Daniel Pink who talks about rethinking the way we motivate people.

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