Tag: TED Talk

Self Exploration and Learning

“Take some time to get to know yourself. Figure out who you really are.”

A number of people have given me this advice in the past few weeks, which is curious to me, as I’m pretty sure I know exactly who I am. Further, I’m usually the one giving that advice to others!

On a recent trip, in the midst of listening to a TED talk, I had an epiphany. I haven’t been myself, not because I don’t know who I am, but because for nearly this entire year I’ve not been doing and surrounding myself with some of those things I’m incredibly passionate about- teaching, learning, being inspired by others, and having my mind opened to new perspectives and ideas. I haven’t sat in a classroom in nearly two years! I don’t even want to think about when the last time was that I actually read a book – and I love to read!

So these people with their advice… they’re not crazy. They’re absolutely right.

As a result of this epiphany, I’m starting Daily Brain Food. Something each day that will add to that grey matter in my skull. It may be a podcast, a video, a book, or an article. I probably won’t share them every day, but I’ll make sure to share the notable ones.

Today’s Brain Food: a TED Playlist entitled, “A Better You.” 9 talks that are inspirational, well-researched, and heartfelt – all aiming to help make you a better you! Enjoy!

Sir Ken Robinson

From TED.com, “Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.”

This video helped to spark my teaching epiphany. I wonder what the rest of the world thinks about it…