In a country where a washing machine costs an entire year's salary, we can't talk about women's emancipation.
TED is an organization dedicated to finding the most innovative, revolutionary and just plain exciting people and ideas from around the world. And Ronda Carnegie's job is to uncover those at brands and companies.
I am still on cloud nine after attending the TEDx Rock Creek Park Conference last week titled 'The Hero's Journey.'
I didn't know that I was ultimately hurting her chances of forming real, lasting, and positive habits. Why do we, teachers or otherwise, cling so closely to the image of the teacher as a lonely savior?
Fad beauty can be everything from Rubenesque voluptuousness to elongated necks. It can include tattooed eyelids or lotus feet. What is overlooked is that fad beauty is often created by masochists who establish control over others by making them believe that they are never enough.
I should have been stuck on his political positions, but instead I was stuck on his abs, which had no place on the campaign trail. At the time, I did not know why I felt so antagonistic toward a job Brown accepted when he was a twenty-something student struggling to make ends meet like everyone else.
Russell's point that beauty isn't everything is well taken, but maybe that's not the only idea that's limiting us. The act of segregating people into labels based on looks could be a far more dangerous issue.
The problem is that now, anyone that gives a TEDTalk (I've given two) has in the back of their mind that they might become the next Sir Ken Robinson.
Let's face it, President Obama is struggling to get anything through Congress right now, never mind a national energy policy, so Granholm plans to create policy... from the bottom up.
When you reflect on the quality of the relationship between yourself and your teacher, isn't it fundamentally because you were trusted? Because you felt safe? Because you sensed that they believed in you?
My engagement usually has an official sounding title. I conduct "walk-throughs" and "technology audits," and advise on "best practices for technology integration." So what is the first piece of advice I offer to every group of educators I advise?
In the ten years since the launch of No Child Left Behind, these efforts have intensified. The results have been unimpressive. Graduation rates continue to falter and students and teachers alike are becoming more disaffected. So what's the real problem here?
Where will the spark of creativity occur that changes everything? When will the inspiration arise and will it come soon enough?
Think of how physically taxing painting the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel must have been; think of how many assistants and workmen must have been needed to complete it. Someone, surely, had to get the ceiling there to be painted on in the first place.