Wednesday, 14 March 2012

A couple of teds...



Much reading here... a little writing, much walking, much thinking... and then via the ever-thoughtful Tasting Rhubarb blog this week I came to a beautiful speech by Nigerian writer Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie. It's about stories and stereotypes:













And speaking of TEDs, I also liked a lot of the content in this next one by writer Susan Cain. As someone whose child asks "why do we have to do group work at school?" I found a lot to be interested in here (sure, Cain has a book to promote... but that's no crime). It's worth getting to the end ("Stop the madness for constant group work. Just stop it.").












Back to the reading now.
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10 comments:

The Weaver of Grass said...

Should there be great gaps of emptiness on this blog Rachel, or is my computer not picking up something?

Rachel Fox said...

There should be two TED videos. They are surrounded by a fair bit of space and they take a moment or two to come in but they should be there eventually.
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Danish dog said...

This one was good too: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iG9CE55wbtY&feature=youtu.be&t=57s

Rachel Fox said...

I watched that one a while back - it is good!
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Rachel Fenton said...

Love TED talks - seen the Adichie one - her fiction's good, too.

Going to watch the other one in a mo...

Rachel Fox said...

Yes, I had an Adichie book in my to-read pile but I have shifted it up a few places to the front of the queue now! Just reading "Extremely Loud..." now. Very good so far.
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Rachel Fenton said...

Good stuff - sick of the pro-group mind set. I love quiet and alone time.....rare thing that it is....I've read a lot of surrounding research and there's so much guff going on in schools it needs addressing....

Rachel Fox said...

Guff, guff, everywhere...
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Niamh B said...

loved adiche's story about american psycho... she's a class act - and her writing ain't half bad.

Rachel Fox said...

Maybe instead of practising imaginary Oscar acceptance speeches, practising imaginary TED speeches could be the new craze! 20 minutes to talk... what would you say..?
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