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Ken Robinson | Changing Education Paradigms

The main goal here is to get a discussion going on where education is headed.

Another idea might also be to connect an internet assignment to it [Who is Ken

Robinson, how does he get his ideas across, what are his main ideas, do you agree

with what he's saying, what strikes a chord, what doesn't etc etc.]

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We Are What We Eat | The Food Documentary

Care for a full English? How did that come into being anyway?


 

01. What can we find in a traditional English breakfast? Mention 3 things.

 

02. What is another name for it?

 

03. What time of the day can you eat "a full English"?

 

04. When were you supposed to eat first in the day in the Middle Ages?

 

05. Why was "meat" forbidden at first?

 

06. What are you not allowed to eat during "lent" [=vasten]?

 

07. Is pig keeping a lot of work?

 

08. How long would a mediaeval family have to make do with one pig?

 

09. What would be used to "cure" [=save] the pig in?

 

10. Was breakfast different according to which class you were in?

 

11. Which type of meat was the favourite kind of the English aristocracy?

 

12. The lady in the barn prepares the eggs in an old-fashioned way. How?

 

13. Where does the "omelet" come from?

 

14. The new way of cooking meant that __________ could be regulated better.

 

15. Who were the first to drink tea?

 

16. In which famous novel did the first sof-boilt egg appear?

 

17. How long would people go on hunting parties for?

 

18. Regarding breakfast; what could ladies also do?

 

19. After a late night at cards, where would the gentleman sleep?

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The Truth about Exercise | BBC Horizon

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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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Paddy Ashdown | The global power shift

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Marco Tempest | Amazing I-pod Magic

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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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Robert Swan | Let’s save the last pristine continent

 

  1. How may kilometres is it to the South Pole?

  2. Does Robert call himself an explorer?

  3. What is the most frightening thing he has ever done?

  4. What happens if people won’t listen to what the melting ice is telling us?

  5. What does the Antarctic Treaty forbid?

  6. What is Rob’s mission? What inspired him?

  7. How much of earth's fresh water is locked in Antarctica?

  8. What happened to Rob during his journey south?

  9. When – according to Rob – are people actually feeling cold?

  10. What did Rob realise during his journey up North?

  11. Why was succeeding harder than making the journey possible?

  12. Who inspired Rob after coming back from his journey?

  13. Name two things Rob did when he started his 2041-mission.

  14. Who inspired Rob to recycle?

  15. How to look after Antarctica according to Rob?

  16. How many metres will the sea level rise in the next 100 years?

 

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Sam Berns | My philosophy for a happy life

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Can You Really Tell if a Kid is Lying? | Kang Lee

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CITO Listening Tips 'n Tricks

Some students prefer to read ahead, some don't. But here I will use the "traditional" way of being successful at CITO  listening.

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The Black Eyed Peas | Where is the love ft the world 2016?

A new version of the well know hit with a critical and intens protest on the world.

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