This resource includes both printable worksheets and a Google Drive (paperless) option. This TED Talk worksheet is intended to be used with Alison Ledgerwood's TEDx Talk, "Getting Stuck in the Negatives (and How to Get Unstuck). The TED Talk, worksheet, and class discussion can be completed in one class period or assigned as homework. TED Talk lessons also make great "Sub Day" lessons or one-day lessons for in-between units!
This TEDx Talk and worksheet are appropriate for high school-level Social Studies and English classes. I use this assignment with my Life Skills and Psychology students.
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.
****This TED lesson is part of a 14-Pack TED Lesson Bundle****
-Feats of Memory Anyone Can Do
-Getting Stuck in the Negatives (and How to Get Unstuck)
-How America’s Public Schools Keep Kids in Poverty
-How Childhood Trauma Affects Health Across a Lifetime
Nadine Burke Harris
-How to overcome our biases? Walk boldly toward them
-If I Should Have a Daughter…
-Political Change with Pen and Paper
-Teach Every Child About Food
-The Case for Emotional Hygiene
-The Shared Experience of Absurdity
-This is What it is Like to Go Undercover in South Korea
-To This Day ... for the bullied and beautiful
-Violence Against Women- It’s a Men’s Issue
-Want Kids to Learn Well? Feed them Well
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