TED (Technology Entertainment and Design) lectures now are a big part of my day. As a retired senior seeking inspiration and meaning in my life to join the joy of spending more time with my husband, children, grandchildren and friends a daily TED lecture is a must. On weekends, maybe two or three.
Check out TED on wikipedia which gives a history of the 18 minute talks given by people of achievement which were first only heard by attendees at expensive conferences. But now they are free on the web. Today I listened to talk by Kiran Bir Sethi on how she teaches kids to take charge in India and how those students have been able to make changes in their communities. A “must view” for all teachers, school officials and everyone dealing with children. I could go on and on about all the great things I have learned in these Ted lectures but you must try it. Go to http://www.ted.com/ and watch one of the new and highlighted talks or search for fields of your interest, medicine, photography, schools, ...whatever. Or get a free TED application for your iPhone or iPad or smart phone. Enjoy, be informed and inspired.