There are many barriers to effective communication. One of these is stereotyping which can lead to prejudice. This video presents a variety of stereotypes based on nationality. It illustrates how to deal with cultural differences positively and not just assume that what you have heard about a particular culture applies to everyone from that country/culture. […]
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The Mathematical Art of M.C. Escher (1898-1972) shows us the connection between mathematics, the universe, and our perception of it. www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kcc56fRtrKU
This ted ed video captures, for the scientists among our students, the physical changes our body experiences during speech anxiety and ways to deal with the common feelings of speech anxiety. (or those that enjoy cartoons!) www. ed.ted.com/lessons/the-science-of-stage-fright-and-how-to-overcome-it-mikael-cho
In the 21st century, the fast paced lifestyle most people lead can have a negative effect of their life: from health issues to performance issues at work to personal relationship problems, taking time to “smell the roses” is an important part of life. Carl Honore’s lecture demonstrates the advantages of taking time to do some […]
EMT students are certified in CPR at BLS for Healthcare Provider level prior to entering the EMT Program. Many do not know that Heartsaver CPR (Citizen CPR) is different- the layperson is not taught to ventilate the patient via mouth-to-mouth or mouth-to-mask. This video is a fun, perhaps irreverent way to illustrate the difference between […]
World War I was the most futile war fought in human history. Millions of soldiers died in campaigns that saw little to no territorial changes due to the use of outdated tactics despite the addition of new weaponry. The attached video clip was created by the History Channel and provides an overview of one such […]
A great introduction to critical thinking, including a great discussion of a context which it could enhance, public discourse. Should be required viewing for all philosophy classes, intro and ethics.
I want to use this talk to spark a discussion about whether our pre-reflective moral beliefs (the fancy term is “moral intuitions”) are always adequate or require additional training. http://ed.ted.com/lessons/our-buggy-moral-code-dan-ariely
Author: Shawn Pollgreen, EAP (English as a Second Langauge for Academic Purposes), Osceola Campus I love this TED Ed presentation by Richard St John. It reminds us about the value to be found in following our passion, not just the money trail. I think this is especially timely for our Valencia students who may not […]
Author: Shawn Pollgreen, EAP (English as a Second Language for Academic Purposes), Osceola Campus I use these short videos about effective and ineffective study habits from Samford University (Birmingham, Alabama) with my EAP writing students. We use them to take notes, discuss study habits, write summaries, analyze our own study habits, discuss metacognition, and reflect […]
In the Interpersonal Communication course I teach, an area of focus is emotion and its impact on one-on-one communication. In this TED video, Brené Brown studies human connection — our ability to empathize, belong, love. In a poignant, funny talk, she shares a deep insight from her research, one that sent her on a personal […]
In all areas of communication (including dyadic, group, meeting and public speaking,) body language can account for up to 70% of what is conveyed. Body language affects how others see us, but it may also change how we see ourselves. In this TED video social psychologist Amy Cuddy shows how “power posing” — standing in […]
Reduce stress, improve focus and find peace…right here, right now. Aaahhh….. One-Moment Meditation: “How to Meditate in a Moment” via One-Moment Meditation: “How to Meditate in a Moment” – YouTube.
What do I have to do for myself to be successful
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