FREE TED Talk Worksheet: Grit- The Power of Perseverance (PDF and Google Slides)
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Are you looking to get your students interested in the topics you are covering in class with a TED Talk activity? TED Talks will draw in your students to the content while keeping them interested and wanting to learn more. This no-prep TED Talk activity worksheet works with the Angela Duckworth Ted Talk: GRIT- The Power Of Perseverance.
Bringing TED Talks into the classroom is a fantastic way to promote critical thinking skills while educating students on various topics. And you’ll save hours in prep-work with this print-n-go worksheet.
TED Talk activity comes in both a printable and digital version (with answer key) making it a great independent assignment or enrichment activity for students. It could also be used as a perfect substitute plan activity for teachers. The Google Slides version is perfect for use with distance learning or Google Classroom.
How I Use This Ted Talk Worksheet:
- Bell ringer activity
- Alternate assignment
- Independent study
- Homework Extra Credit
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