Posts Categorized: TED

My Stroke of Insight

Posted by & filed under Biology, Blackboard, Brain-based Learning, Education, Faculty Development, infographic, Science, Strategy, TED, Uncategorized, Video.

Introduction: Brain is an organ with more than 85 billion neurons and 10-50 trillion neuroglial cells to support these neurons. This organ with numerous numbers of cells only weights about 3 lb in adults. Each one of its neurons forms approximately 1000 synapses with other neurons. Brain is such a complicated, organized, amazing organ that […]

The In’s and Out’s of Memory

Posted by & filed under Blackboard, Circles, Destinations, infographic, TED.

Class: General Psychology Introduction: (summary of lesson) This will be part of the General Psychology Memory chapter lesson.  We will discuss the following in this lesson: ·        Where Memory takes place in the brain. ·        The stages of short and long-term memory ·        Explicit and Implicit Memory. ·        Serial position effect ·        Autobiographical memory · […]

Why we will rely on robots?

Posted by & filed under Circles, Information Technology, Technology, TED, Video.

Robots will simply replace people on the job. In fact, they can become our essential collaborators, freeing us up to spend time on less mundane and mechanical challenges. Rodney Brooks points out how valuable this could be as the number of working-age adults drops and the number of retirees swells. He introduces us to Baxter, […]

Puzzle of Motivation

Posted by & filed under Business, TED.

This is a great Ted Talk lecture given by Dan Pink on extrinsic and intrinsic motivation and the modern business.  I intend to use this in my Intro to Business class when we discuss business management and motivation.

How reliable is Memory?

Posted by & filed under Circles, Destinations, TED.

How reliable is working memory?  We deal with memory everyday in the classroom, in the grocery store, on the road, and arriving home after work.  If our entire class witnesses an event like a car crash, how many students would get the details correct? How reliable is your memory?  Listen to this Ted Talk in […]

Silence the Craziness

Posted by & filed under Ideas, TED, Wellness.

Many college students feel the same way I do right now: overworked, overwhelmed and anxious about tomorrow. We let all of our responsibilities overwhelm us, impeding the completion of any. What we need is some down time, away from it all, a chance for our brain to re energize and refocus. Take a peek at […]

The power of passion – Richard St. John | TED-Ed

Posted by & filed under Education, English Composition, TED.

This video would be a great way to engage students in conversations about the broader topics of passion, success, love, and wealth, and the importance of each in their lives. These conversations could then be used as a springboard for a writing activity in which students reflect on what passion means to them- how its […]

The Cute and Useful Comma

Posted by & filed under EAP, TED, Video.

I teach English as a Second Language.  It is not always easy to convince students that punctuation is their friend, not something meant to torture them.  This is not just an issue for those for whom English is a Second Language.  I tell my students that this plagues native speakers as well.  This video is […]