This worksheet is intended to be used with Tim Urban's humorous TED Talk, "Inside the Mind of a Master Procrastinator."
From TED:Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn't make sense, but he's never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window — and encourages us to think harder about what we're really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.
The video and worksheet can be completed in one class period or assigned as homework.
This TED Talk and worksheet are appropriate for most middle and high school-level English classes. It would also be an appropriate beginning of the year activity for most classes. I use this TED Talk with my Life Skills and Social Studies students.
****This TED lesson is part of a 4-Pack TED Lesson Bundle****
Teaching with TED Talks (Teaching with TED Talks (4-Pack) Talks by Angela Duckworth, Tim Urban, etc)
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