This resource includes both printable worksheets and a Google Drive (paperless) option. This TED Talk lesson is intended to be used with Amy Cuddy's talk, Your Body Language May Shape Who You Are.
This TED video and worksheet can be completed in one class period. (I often follow-up with a class discussion the following day.)
This video and worksheet are appropriate for most high school-level English, Business, and Psychology classes.
TED lessons can be used as mini-lessons or to supplement a prepared unit. I often assign TED lessons as make-up work or extra credit. TED Talks also make great lesson plans on "sub days."
Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. Social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how "power posing" — standing in a posture of confidence, even when we don't feel confident — can affect testosterone and cortisol levels in the brain, and might even have an impact on our chances for success.