A beautiful visual depiction of fear versus love in a dance team performance.Read More
Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don't like.'" A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.Read More
Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn't the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of "grit" as a predictor of success.Read More
Video from helmet cam allows you to see from young girl’s perspective, what she is about to face and you can hear the fear and nervousness in her voice before she goes down her first ski jump and the best part is her reaction at the end!Read More
Great video of a man dancing at the Gorge Amphitheater with narration of how this event connects to leadership. A lone guy dancing, leads to a first follower, then to more followers, and then the “tipping point” happens and tons of people join in the dancing. As described in the end of the clip, the key to the movement was not the original dancing guy, but the first follower.Read More
Soul Pancake asks volunteers to go up to random strangers and pay them a genuine compliment.
- What is connection between kindness and happiness?
- What did the experiment conclude?
- What are some other random acts of kindness you could do?
Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. 1) Are you not smart enough to solve it? 2) Or have you just not solved it yet?Read More
The Science of Happiness Team brings in people and asks them to think of someone that they are holding a grudge or resentment against and to write down what it is that has bothered them as well as what they would say to forgive if they could. They then have the people read their letters in front of a mirror.Read More
Students from Juanita High School’s Leadership Team decided to put a fun spin on spreading kindness in their home town.
- How did the students spread joy?
- What did the signs say?
This video shows a young man stopping as he passes what looks to be a homeless man playing a harmonica before he heads down into the subway to play his guitar. The lyrics of the song are great to talk about by itself, but what the man does with the money and his final interaction with the homeless man is the best part of the clip.Read More