“Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you made the effort to become the best that you are capable of becoming.” ~John Wooden

1. John Wooden: The Difference Between Winning and Succeeding  In his talk he says, ‘If you get too engrossed and involved and concerned in regards of the things of which you have no control, it will adversely affect the things over which you have control.” Mr. Wooden also talks about teaching and the character of students along with giving his advice about the  ‘Pyramid of Success’  he designed that also can be utilized in the classroom.

2. Kathryn Schulz: Don’t Regret Regret In her talk she says, “We need to learn to love the flawed, imperfect things that we create and to forgive ourselves for creating them. Regret doesn’t remind us that we did badly. It reminds us that we know we can do better.” This is what we also need to do in the classroom, if something doesn’t work or a lesson doesn’t go as planned, we need to turn it into the learning experience and make it better next time.

3. Adora Svitak: What Adults Can Learn From Kids: I love showing this to my students as it inspires them to realize they do have a voice. Showing this to students gives the students a role model of how to correctly public speak and to use Prezi.

If you have a favorite TED Talk that inspires you or that you use in the classroom, I would love to know about it.


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