Week 7 – “Pick Up” and Recommendations


This week we will use some of the class time to “pick up loose ends” on earlier topics, i.e.,  creativity in education, happiness, personal health information, and online learning,

Also, we are asking you to view as many of the recommended TED Talks (listed, below) as possible before coming to class; we will discuss some of them, but will not view any in class.

Here are the recommendations we received via email:

Iwan Baan: Ingenious homes in unexpected places
Dan Buettner: How to live to be 100+
Amy Cuddy: Your body language shapes who you are
Tony Robbins: Why we do what we do
Katie Brennan: Global challenges & social Innovations – TEDx Auburn University
Steven Pinker: The surprising decline in violence
Denis Dutton: A Darwinian theory of beauty
Temple Grandin: The world needs all kinds of minds
Amanda Bennett: We need a heroic narrative for death
Rethinking the Bucket List: Kathleen Taylor at TEDx – Tampa Bay

Look for and offer comments on these recommendations under the Replies on the
I Recommend… page.


If you emailed a recommendation, please go to I Recommend… and enter your recommendation with the Leave a Reply option. Be sure to include:

  • the title of the Talk.
  • a link to it, and
  • tell us what you think is special about the Talk.

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