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Adam Alter | Why our screens make us less happy

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  • https://www.ted.com/talks/adam_alter_why_our_screens_make_us_less_happy

  • Warming up:

  • 1. How much time do you spend on your phone per day?

  • 2. Are there any moments that you feel you actually shouldn't be on your phone?

  • 3. If your children were to use their phone the way you do, would you correct them?

  • 4. Will we use our phones even more in the future? If so, what for, if not, why not?


  • Now watch the TedTalk and answer these questions:

  • 01. What is a common strategy in the business world?

  • 02. When are the kids who attend the Waldorf School allowed to use screens?

  • 03. Which question did Adam Alter ask himself?

  • 04. When people are near the end of their life, which part do they talk about?

  • 05. How many minutes of our free time do we spend on each apps that makes us unhappy?

  • 06. What do these "unhappy-making" apps rob us of?

  • 07. What did they do to the desks at a Dutch design firm?

  • 08. Which activity takes place in the room after that?

  • 09. Which reply do you get when you email a Daimler worker when they're on holiday?

  • 10. What can happen to your life when you put your phone away?

  • 11. What is his advice when you are on that long highway?
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Sabastian Wernicke | Lies, damned lies and statistics

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  1. What did the speaker do to create an ultimate ted talk?

  2. Why is the topic you choose important?

  3. Why are topics like happiness, emotions, people and food the most popular in the audience?

  4. What is said about the length of a TedTalk if you want to make your audience laugh or have a beautiful TedTalk?

  5. It is okay for the speaker to ____. Finish this sentence.

  6. What decides the most important thing on stage?

  7. What does the ted-pad do?

  8. Why was this speaker so succesful in this TedTalk?

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A.J. Jacobs | How healthy living nearly killed me

 

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Simon Sinek | How great leaders inspire action

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Jamie Oliver | Teach Every Child About Food

Children will be the answer!

Check out this prize winning TEDtalk by Mr Oliver back in 2010. He has something to say; doesn't shy away from some shock tactics either. Wonderful and easy to use as a 45-minute activity. Easy to interrupt and ask the class about their experiences with obese people, illnesses related to bad eating habits etc.


1. How many Americans will die because of food during Jamie's talk?

 

2. What does food do, according to Jamie?

 

3. What have we "blessed" our children with, us adults today?

 

4. We worry about murder but we die because of ___?

 

5. How much is spent on obesity of the health budget every year?

 

6. How long has Jamie been trying to "work" on America?

 

7. How long does Brittany have to live?

 

8. How much does Justin weigh?

 

9. Who get hurt by obesity?

 

10. What does pastor Steve do?

 

11. Jamie explains the triangle of food. What has changed to the food in the last 30 years?

 

12. What is the biggest problem in the home now?

 

13. What was the purpose of schools originally?

 

14. How many kids eat school food every day?

 

15. Who runs the system of school food?

 

16. What is considered fast food? It's hand ___ . What?

 

17. We don't teach kids about ___?

 

18. Jamie has a solution: we have got to start teaching our kids ___?

 

19. What happens to the milk in the USA?

 

20. How much sugar is added in the milk?

 

21. Any judge in the world would find the person guilty of ___?

 

22. We have to reboot and make real change. How? What should supermarkets do? 

 

23. What should the manufacturers of fast food do?

 

24. What should happen in schools? School meals?

 

25. You can care and be ___?

 

26. "If one person teaches 3 people how to cook something and they teach 3 of their mates, that only has to repeat itself ___ ...

 

27. How much does it cost per school to get fresh food in?

 

28. What word does Jamie use to describe the change?

 

29. What amazing things are happening already?

 

30. Why does Jamie "apologize" for telling them what to do?

 

31. Jamie wanted to stand before the "movers and shakers" and a month later ___

 

32. What is Jamie's wish?

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Lewis Pugh | Mind-shifting Everest Swim

Imagine a guy and a lake full of freezing water.

An inspirational TEDtalk about raising awareness for the changing temperatures and melting glaciers. Easy to use as either a full lesson [add any activity you want] or as a lesson finisher.


A. Read the following questions and watch the first part of the video: 

 

  1. Where did his first “cold” swim take place?

  2. He found it was the most ___ place on earth. What?

  3. What did he think about the bottom of the ocean?

  4. How long did the swim take?

  5. What was the distance he covered then?

  6. What did his fingers look like?

  7.  What do the following words mean:

    1. pear-shaped

    2. rev up

    3. expand


B. Now read the following questions and watch the next part: [2’15”]

 

  1. How was Lake Imja formed. Explain in your own words.

  2. Why will this part of the world be the next battleground?

  3. How many people rely on the water from the Himalayas?

  4. Why was it hard to climb the mountain?

  5. What was another not very motivating activity going on at the time?

  6. Why did Lewis encounter problems with his first swim?

  7. “Drowning is the most peaceful death that you can have”. Does Lewis agree?

    What does he say?

  8. Which advice was given to Lewis regarding his tactics?

  9. What type of mindset did he need for the swim?

  10. Which 2 lessons did Lewis learn?

  11. Why does he relate climate change to mount Everest?

  12. Which question does he ask the audience?

  13. Why does Lewis swim symbolic swims?
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Ken Robinson | How to Escape Education's Death Valley

 

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Rita Pierson | Every Child Needs a Champion

You have got to love Rita Pierson. If not, watch her TEDtalk and you sure as hell will after that. 

On education, the power of teachers, the strength you can give the kids you teach.

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Jenni Chang and Lisa Dazols | This is what LGBT life is like around the world

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