A TRIO OF THE BEST OF TED - Three of the most popular TED talks that resonate with our passions, experience, and interests:
1. Do Schools Kill Creativity? - Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
2. The Power of Vulnerability - Brené Brown studies human connection -- our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal quest to know herself as well as to understand humanity. A talk to share.
3. Inside the Mind of a Procrastinator - Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window -- and encourages us to think harder about what we're really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.
Peg Hunter has a background in education, including education of the deaf at the post secondary level. Experience in a residential treatment center for emotionally disturbed youth, special education at the elementary level, and work with indigenous tribes of Montana. Patrick Johnson worked for state and local governments in public health and health policy. His focus was on expanding health care access, developing and lobbying for smoke-free environments, motorcycle helmets, immunizations, clean air, nuclear waste containment, and mental health parity. Patrick has a strong commitment to the field of mental health and is currently serving on the board of NAMI Jefferson County.
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