If you have not heard about the TED video movement a little background:

TED is a global community, welcoming people from every discipline and culture who seek a deeper understanding of the world. We believe passionately in the power of ideas to change attitudes, lives and, ultimately, the world. On TED.com, we’re building a clearinghouse of free knowledge from the world’s most inspired thinkers

This post focuses on Tedx videos.  Tedx are regional events usually with lesser know but incredibly powerful speakers.  I have pulled together 3 Tedx videos for you to use at the start of your year to help your students be inspired, think deeper, and dream big.  Taking the time to have students think outside of the box is a great way establish that initial connection for the year. Take some time to share your thoughts with your students about these videos as part of the larger discussion.

Hopefully you will find these useful as you start planning for your initial weeks back!

My philosophy for a happy life: Sam Berns at TEDxMidAtlantic

A teen just trying to figure it out – Tavi Gevinson

Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids

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