Effective Feedback Without Marking | Nick Coles

Nick Coles is a primary school teacher based in Peterborough. The school he works in recently made the national press when they decided to ‘scrap marking’ and instead focus on developing a more child-centred form of verbal feedback. The decision was taken by the school due to the fact that the process of marking had often become a demoralising task for the teachers and an unhelpful form of feedback for pupils.

Reality is overrated. | Lee Mason

Lee Mason was a day dreamer as a child and is a digital artist with a passion for VR art programs now. In this experimental mixed reality piece, he uses Google’s creative VR software Tiltbrush to help illustrate his own story and to share why he thinks spatial design in VR, and immersive media as a whole, have the potential enable anyone to bring their own dream worlds into reality and allow others to explore them from within.

The science of being silly. | Taz Thornton

Funny, insightful and thought-provoking, Taz Thornton, complete with comedy glasses, taps into childhood memories of laughter, comedy tumbles and wellies stuck in mud and explains how these life lessons around embracing daftness led to her examining the serious of silliness and its true value today. 

Taz calls on help from Professor Doctor René Proyer, at the Martin-Luther-University, in Germany, who has a special interest in playfulness in adolescence and adulthood. 

Help your child to sleep - empower connection to relax | Gitte Winter Graugaard

Are you having trouble getting your child to sleep?

Danish bestselling author Gitte Winter Graugaard explains how children today in general sleep too little and why sleep deprivation among children is a major concern. She argues that as more and more parents are stressed out and feel disconnected we see children suffering from a range of mental health problems. Problems related to sleep are often the first sign that something is off.

Feel it... before you feed it. | Helene Philipsen

After winning her battle with severe binge eating and obesity, losing 130 lbs and discovering true self-love, Helene Philipsen has committed her life to helping others do the same. Because she wants you to know, that living freely and confidently inside a healthy body and mind – is possible for anyone.

Because she wants you to know, that living freely and confidently inside a healthy body and mind – is possible for anyone.

There's no such word as can't | Emma Sheardown

How many of you have said that you can’t do something just because you didn’t want to do whatever has been asked of you?

If Emma Sheardown had said ‘I can’t’ at various stages throughout her life, then she certainly wouldn’t be here, speaking at TEDx!

Emma was diagnosed at fourteen months old with Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy and doctors predicted that she would never walk or talk. The next few years of life were taken up with daily physiotherapy, speech therapy programmes as Emma’s parents worked hard to get her as well and as mobile as possible. Aged 6, all of this hard work paid off as she finally took her first steps unaided – Emma could walk!

We all need a fashion fast | Carly Leonard

How can we all take steps to reduce our environmental impact?

Changing our food and travel behaviour are well recognised ways of treading more lightly but how about thinking differently about the clothes we wear and what we buy? Carly Leonard is Chief Executive of the sustainability Charity PECT. With a strong interest in environmental issues from childhood, Carly lives the values of the Charity that she represents. However, buying clothes had always been something of a blind spot and in this talk Carly describes the lessons from a year out of buying new clothes and highlights the vast scale of the impacts of the fashion industry.

This independent TEDx event is operated under license from TED.

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