Getting stuck in the negatives (and how to get unstuck) | Alison Ledgerwood | TEDxUCDavis

Alison Ledgerwood joined the Department of Psychology at UC Davis in 2008 after completing her PhD in social psychology at New York University. She is interested in understanding how people think, and how they can think better. Her research, which is funded by the National Science Foundation, investigates how certain ways of thinking about an issue tend to stick in people's heads. Her classes on social psychology focus on understanding the way people think and behave in social situations, and how to harness that knowledge to potentially improve the social world in which we all live. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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How to Change Education – Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson addresses the fundamental economic, cultural, social and personal purposes of education. He argues that education should be personalised to every student's talent, passion, and learning styles, and that creativity should be embedded in the culture of every single school. Chair: Matthew Taylor, RSA chief executive. Supported by Samsung Mobile Listen to the podcast of the full event including audience Q&A: http://www.thersa.org/events/audio-and-past-events/2013/how-to-change-education-from-the-ground-up Follow the RSA on Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/thersaorg Like the RSA on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/thersaorg Our events are made possible with the support of our Fellowship. Support us by donating or applying to become a Fellow. Donate: http://www.thersa.org/support-the-rsa Become a Fellow: http://www.thersa.org/fellowship/apply

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How to use Padlet

Updated version of this video at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aH-YkzlqjwY&list=PLtx-qUNKJwDwS5aCTT2t8d1xxZpwGaDjW A short overview of how to create a Padlet wall to use in your classroom. This is a follow-up to my guide to classroom backchannels and informal assessment tools which can be found here http://www.freetech4teachers.com/2013/09/backchannels.html

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How to avoid death By PowerPoint | David JP Phillips | TEDxStockholmSalon

With a seldom seen depth of knowledge and passion for his subject, David Phillips has become the leading Swedish figurehead in the art of making presentations. He is the founder and owner of Sweden's largest resource on the subject: Presentationsteknik.com. He is also author of the ground-breaking book "How To Avoid Death By PowerPoint" published in more than 30 countries. In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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How To Use Clickers Effectively

Help us caption and translate this video on Amara.org: http://www.amara.org/en/v/Bmj1/ Want to know more about just how to use clickers to best help your students learn? This video shares the best practices in clicker use, including tips on writing questions and getting students to talk about them, the finer points of running a class discussion about a question, and how long to allow for this process. VIEW THE FULL LENGTH VIDEO (12 minutes) at http://STEMclickers.colorado.edu. This video was produced by the Science Education Initiative at the University of Colorado, at http://STEMclickers.colorado.edu. Help us caption & translate this video! http://amara.org/v/Bmj1/

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Learning how to learn | Barbara Oakley | TEDxOaklandUniversity

This talk was given at a local TEDx event, produced independently of the TED Conferences. Engineering professor Barbara Oakley is co-teaching one of the world's largest online classes, "Learning How to Learn", https://www.coursera.org/course/learning. She know firsthand how it feels to struggle with math. Dr. Oakley flunked her way through high school math and science courses, before enlisting in the U.S. Army immediately after graduation. When she saw how her lack of mathematical and technical savvy severely limited her options—both to rise in the military and to explore other careers—she returned to school with a new found determination to re-tool her brain to master the very subjects that had given her so much trouble throughout her entire life. Barbara Oakley, PhD, PE is a professor of engineering at Oakland University in Rochester, Michigan. Her research focuses on the complex relationship between neuroscience and social behavior, and has been described as “revolutionary” by the Wall Street Journal. Oakley’s books have been praised by many leading researchers and writers, including Harvard’s Steven Pinker and E. O. Wilson, and National Book Award winner Joyce Carol Oates. Her book A Mind for Numbers: How to Excel in Math and Science (Even If You Flunked Algebra), will be published by Tarcher-Penguin on July 31, 2014. Prior to her academic career, Oakley rose from private to captain in the U.S. Army, during which time she was recognized as a Distinguished Military Scholar. She met her husband, Philip, when she was working at the South Pole Station in Antarctica. Her experiences with well-intentioned altruism were shaped by her work as a Russian translator on Soviet trawlers on the Bering Sea during the early 1980s. Oakley was designated as an NSF New Century Scholar—she is also a recipient of the Oakland University Teaching Excellence Award (2013) and the National Science Foundation’s Frontiers in Engineering New Faculty Fellow Award. Oakley is an elected Fellow of the American Institute for Medical and Biological Engineering. About TEDx, x = independently organized event In the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TEDTalks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection in a small group. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.* (*Subject to certain rules and regulations)

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How to use others’ feedback to learn and grow | Sheila Heen | TEDxAmoskeagMillyardWomen

Most efforts to improve individual and organizational learning focus on teaching people how to give feedback. After years of consulting with organizations around the world on how to manage their most challenging conversations, Heen and her colleagues realized they may have been thinking about the problem the wrong way. She explains why, if you want to improve learning in your organization, the smart money is on figuring out how to receive feedback—even off-base or poorly delivered feedback—and use it to fuel growth. With plenty of examples and a natural charm, Heen delivers a talk that will change the way you think about feedback. Most of us have a love-hate relationship with feedback, but Heen thinks we can learn to embrace it for the valuable tool it is. If we handle it right, we can use it to enhance our performance and strengthen our most important relationships. A founder of Triad Consulting Group and a lecturer at Harvard Law School, Heen has spent the last 20 years with the Harvard Negotiation Project, developing negotiation theory and practice. Her work takes her throughout the world, helping people and organizations work through their most difficult conversations. A New York Times bestselling author of two books, she specializes in particularly difficult negotiations – where emotions run high and relationships become strained. An expert often sought out by the media, Sheila is schooled in negotiation daily by her three children. Learn more about Sheila Heen at http://bit.ly/1IQ0azH. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at http://ted.com/tedx

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How to Take Notes in Class: The 5 Best Methods – College Info Geek

What's the best way to take lecture notes? In this video, I'll go over five of the best note-taking systems out there. My book "10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades" is now out and it's free! Get it here: http://collegeinfogeek.com/get-better-grades/ Connect with me on Twitter! Tweets by TomFrankly If you want to get even more strategies and tips on becoming a more productive, successful student, subscribe to my channel right here: http://buff.ly/1vQP5ar Companion blog post with notes and links: http://collegeinfogeek.com/lecture-notetaking-systems/ ——– Check out Scott Young's site for more on the Flow Method: Learn More, Study Less – Flow-Based Notetaking Btw, that song (by Garrett Williamson) actually is awesome: ——- Thanks to my brother Brian for the background music, and http://www.playonloop.com/ for the end card music. Sprites: http://dollarcube.deviantart.com/art/Super-Street-Fighter-2-Sprites-279801114 Graphics:

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How to Find Fulfilling Work

The key to finding fulfilling work is to think a lot, analyse one's fears, understand the market, reflect on capitalism. Find out more by attending our one-day workshop "Finding a Fulfilling Job": https://goo.gl/LUB7V8 If you like our films, take a look at our full shop too: https://goo.gl/o51jgI FURTHER READING “The idea that work might be fulfilling rather than just painfully necessary is a strikingly recent invention. Nowadays, in the prosperous world, we don’t only expect to obtain money through labour, we also, to a greater or lesser extent, expect to find meaning and satisfaction. It’s a big ask and explains why so many of us have career crises…” You can read more on this and many other topics on our blog TheBookofLife.org: https://goo.gl/32WsQN MORE SCHOOL OF LIFE Our website has classes, articles and products to help you think and grow: https://goo.gl/vihOFc More films on CAPITALISM in our playlist below: http://bit.ly/TSOLcapitalism Do you speak a different language to English? Did you know you can submit Subtitles on all of our videos on YouTube? For instructions how to do this click here: https://goo.gl/nhj1BU SOCIAL MEDIA Feel free to follow us at the links below: Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theschooloflifelondon/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/TheSchoolOfLife Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/theschooloflifelondon/ CREDITS Produced in collaboration with: David Horsburgh http://www.davidtheanimator.com Some of the ideas in this film are based on the inspiring work of Roman Krznaric – and in particular, his book (published by The School of Life), How to find Fulfilling Work. For more, please see: www.romankrznaric.com/how-to-find-fulfilling-work

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How to Study Effectively: 8 Advanced Tips – College Info Geek

These study strategies go beyond the basics – memorization techniques, methods of fighting procrastination by hacking akrasia, a way to win the respect of your professors, and more. My book "10 Steps to Earning Awesome Grades" is now out and it's free! Get it here: http://collegeinfogeek.com/get-better-grades/ If you want to get even more strategies and tips on becoming a more productive, successful student, subscribe to my channel right here: http://buff.ly/1vQP5ar Connect with me on Twitter! Tweets by TomFrankly Companion blog post with notes and resource links: http://collegeinfogeek.com/8-advanced-study-tips/

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