Tag Archives: TED

TED Tuesday

11 Dec

A bath without water…

This is genius! Please share it with your students today…it is very inspiring!


TED Tuesday

20 Nov

How small is an atom?

Curious? …check this TED cartoon out!

And if you liked Beau Lotto…

23 Oct

Take a look at his website: http://www.lottolab.org/index.asp

An excerpt from the home page:

Lottolab Studio is the world’s first public perception research space.

Perception underpins everything that we feel, think and believe. It is the source of all artistic expression and scientific exploration. What we perceive IS who we are.

The universality of perception gives us at Lottolab the freedom – and logic – to work outside the contrived boundaries between people, disciplines and institutions, and has enabled and inspired us to locate our lab within London’s Science Museum – thereby uniting science, the arts and education in one space.

Through our research, we seek to deepen both our scientific and philosophical understanding of human perception. Central to our ethos is the inclusion of the public at the centre of the process of discovery, which brings with it, not only new scientific insights, but also the potential for personal and social transformation, reflected in our programmes of public engagement.


23 Oct

This week’s TED Tuesday talk is delivered by Neuroscientist, Beau Lotto, who is really engaging and inspiring. I don’t want to tell you too much, I’d love for you to take 15 minutes and 25 seconds out of your day and take a look for yourself…


Key words to describe the talk…perception, the process of discovery, science, children…watch it!!

TED Tuesday

16 Oct

Ooh, I was spoilt for choice this morning!! So…I’m having a sneaky double-TED-Tuesday!

Take your pick from these two gentlemen….

The fast-talking, hyperactive Eddie Obeng who explores smart failure for a fast changing world. As our environment is changing faster than we can learn about it, how can we keep up? His words will certainly get your brain fired up this morning!


Or, for a more gentle yet equally inspiring start to the day, listen to the calm-talking, good-humoured John Maeda. John explores how art, technology and design inform creative leaders and shows us a new invention of his to inform our leadership today.


Happy Tuesday!

It’s TED Tuesday already!

9 Oct

We know that our body language affects how others see us but recent research has shown that it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist, Amy Cuddy, delivered a TED Talk to show how “power posing” – standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don’t feel confident – can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain…and might even have an impact on our chances for success.

Amy Cuddy’s research on body language reveals that we can change other people’s perceptions – and even our own body chemistry – simply by changing body positions. I wonder what it might do in our classrooms…

Take a look at this twenty-minute video for yourself at: http://www.ted.com/talks/amy_cuddy_your_body_language_shapes_who_you_are.html

Happy Tuesday!

The First TED Tuesday!

2 Oct

Why do teenagers seem so much more impulsive, so much less self-aware than grown-ups? Cognitive neuroscientist Sarah-Jayne Blakemore compares the prefrontal cortex in adolescents to that of adults, to show us how typically “teenage” behaviour is caused by the growing and developing brain.

“Almost 400 years ago, Shakespeare was portraying adolescents in a very similar light to the light that we portray them in today — but today we try to understand their behavior in terms of the underlying changes that are going on in their brain” (Sarah-Jayne Blakemore, 2012).