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TED Talk: Grit- The Power of Perseverance (PDF and Google Slides)

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7th - 10th, Homeschool
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Product Description:

This TED Talk activity comes in both a printable and digital version (with answer key) making it 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.

Bringing TED Talks into the classroom is a fantastic way to promote critical thinking skills while educating students on various topics.

This assignment can be used in a variety of ways:

- Bell ringer activity

- Alternate assignment

- Independent study

- Homework Extra Credit

TED Talk Activity Description:

Sandra Aamodt – Why Dieting Usually Doesn’t Work

Through the story of her personal experiences growing up, neuroscientist Sandra Aamodt explains the control your brain has over your body when it comes to weight loss and dieting. In addition to explaining how dieting may be harmful to your health, the TED Talk explains how mindful eating may be a safer and more effective method of losing weight and improving your health.

Susan Cain – The Power of Introverts

In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated.

Carol Dweck – The Power of Believing in Yourself

With her groundbreaking research on the benefits of having a “growth mindset”, Carol Dweck looks at two ways to approach a problem that is slightly too difficult for you to currently solve. In this TED Talk she gives insight into the power of yet.

Angela Duckworth – Grit: The Power of Passion and Perseverance

As a seventh-grade math teacher, Angela Duckworth realized that the IQ of her students didn’t predict their academic success. In this TED Talk, she dives into what West Point graduates, National Spelling Bee champions, and high school students have in common when it comes to success

Cameron Russell – Looks Aren’t Everything. Believe me, I’m A Model

Cameron Russell admits she won "a genetic lottery": she's tall, pretty and an underwear model. But don't judge her by her looks. In this fearless talk, she takes a wry look at the industry that had her looking highly seductive at barely 16 years old.

Matt Walker – Sleep Is Your Superpower

Sleep can have an impact on your learning, memory, immune system, and even your genetic code. In this TED Talk, Matt Walker dives into the research of sleep and even gives some tips as to how you can improve your sleep quality.

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