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TEDxKids@NBCC
Using a word like curriculum sounds rather formal, as we really intend for this to be a guide to inspire and adapt for your own TEDx kids/youth situation. This is a six week model with the sixth “class” being the TEDxKids event itself. We recommend keeping your student logistics to a minimum. Don’t try to...
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While we practiced ideas during class #5, we rehearsed the talks this week!  The big event was on a Friday so on the Wednesday prior, we stopped by school to make sure we had all of our technical needs covered (camera angles, power point feed, sound for video) so that on Thursday, we could do...
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In our TEDxKids@NBCC class, the age differences, enthusiasm, preparedness levels and interest have varied greatly.  This has made it a bit challenging to be equally tough on everyone about getting to their best “why” of their idea, despite many conversations formally and informally. So… we didn’t worry about it.  Instead for class #5, we just...
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We had two goals for this week:  to get them to understand (in their left and right brains) what it means to deliver a talk in front of people, standing up and secondly, to articulate the basic idea of their TEDx talk. Each student reviewed this handout –  5 Basics of Speaking –  to raise basic awareness about the best...
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Session #3 with the kids was a dynamic one! Building on our second class where we explored illustrative language, each student brought in their photo (they choose from a stack we supplied) to share a story they created about it. The goal for this session was to: – Start to build a sense of preparation: ...
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  In our second class in the TEDxKids@NBCC series (leading to a TEDxKids@NBCC event on 2/17/12), we ventured into the world of illustrative language while continuing to get the kids to stand up and talk.  To see where we started this journey, visit here. So today we planned three exercises that moved the focus entirely to...
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Today I began a six week journey with about 15 elementary school children toward a final destination of a TEDxKids event.   Yes, I’ll take your luck as I’ll likely need it. “NBCC” is North Broadway Children’s Center where my two children have attended pre-school and now aftercare since they were 18 months and 10 weeks,...
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