Showing posts with label TEDx. Show all posts
Showing posts with label TEDx. Show all posts

Wednesday, June 29, 2022

Behind stall doors | Caroline Williams | TEDxAmherst (video)

Via State Rep Jeff Roy: 

"I met Caroline Williams three years ago when she was a student at Medway High School. She shared her passion for an issue involving menstrual equity that we turned into a piece of legislation. She has been a fierce advocate for the bill and shares herstory in this TEDx talk called Behind stall doors. It’s a great public health and civics talk. I’m honored to have crossed paths with her and her passion and enthusiasm for policy change is illuminating."

Link to Tedx video ->


Tuesday, March 17, 2020

"Coronavirus Is Our Future" | Alanna Shaikh | TEDxSMU

Have you wondered about where COVID-19 came from? What is a coronavirus? If you recall SARS and MERS, these were also coronavirus.

The best 16 minutes I've spent to get the background and valid info I have seen on the coronavirus.
"Global health expert Alanna Shaikh talks about the current status of the 2019 nCov coronavirus outbreak and what this can teach us about the epidemics yet to come.
Alanna Shaikh is a global health consultant and executive coach who specializes in individual, organizational and systemic resilience. She holds a bachelor’s degree from Georgetown University and a master’s degree in public health from Boston University. She has lived in seven countries and it the author of What’s Killing Us: A Practical Guide to Understanding Our Biggest Global Health Problems. Recent article publications include an article on global health security in Britain’s Daily Telegraph newspaper and an essay in the Annual Review of Comparative and International Education. She blogs on coaching and personal resilience at
This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Video link -

Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) 

Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS)

Sunday, January 5, 2020

Franklin Issue on the 2020 'Watch List': School Start Time

The School Start Time issue has been "paused" but isn't going away. This TEDx talk by sleep researcher Wendy Troxel summarizes the teen sleep issue.

Franklin's School Start Time Advisory Committee archive can be found

The two updates provided by Superintendent Sara Ahern including the "pause" announcement can be found online
  • The most recent presentation from Sep 2019

"Teens don't get enough sleep, and it's not because of Snapchat, social lives or hormones -- it's because of public policy, says Wendy Troxel. Drawing from her experience as a sleep researcher, clinician and mother of a teenager, Troxel discusses how early school start times deprive adolescents of sleep during the time of their lives when they need it most. 
This talk was presented to a local audience at TEDxManhattanBeach, an independent event. TED's editors chose to feature it for you."
Wendy's TED profile

The Franklin Public Schools sponsored a parent information night on sleep featuring Dr Judith Owens in November

Franklin Issue on the 2020 'Watch List': School Start Time
Franklin Issue on the 2020 'Watch List': School Start Time

Monday, October 8, 2018

"Do we actually care about the well-being of others that we share the planet with?"

"Jeffon asks the important question, "Do we actually care about the well-being of others that we share the planet with?" He shares three elements that are essential for us as human beings to begin to embrace that will allow us to create a future and a world that works for everyone. 
Jeffon Seely is a senior consultant, transformational speaker, and workshop facilitator. Mr. Seely is a highly recognized leading resource in the field of Diversity and Inclusion, Millennials, Mindfulness, and Leadership."

From the TEDx event held on August 16, 2018

Friday, June 30, 2017

Sleepy teens: A public health epidemic - Wendy Troxel - TEDxManhattanBeach (video)

"Sleep deprivation - What most parents, teachers, and school administrators think of as just part of being a teenager, Rand Corporation sleep scientist Wendy Troxel labels loss of teen sleep a public health epidemic. Not a function of being social or participating in social media, Wendy believes sleep loss is mostly due to school start times - a matter of public policy. 
Dr. Troxel’s research focuses on the interface between sleep, the social environment, and health, and on implications for public policy. 
Her research is supported by the Department of Defense and the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute of the National Institutes of Health. As an active clinical psychologist, Dr. Troxel helps patients overcome sleep disorders through behavioral (nonpharmacologic) treatment. She was the founding director of the American Academy of Sleep Medicine–an accredited training program in Behavioral Sleep Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh. She continues to provide research and clinical training opportunities for graduate and postdoctoral students interested in sleep medicine. She also holds leadership roles in several professional sleep societies, is an Associate Editor for the journal “Sleep Health”, and has been involved in local and national efforts focused on healthy school start times for adolescents."

This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

In the News: animals at the Library, lightning strikes, TEDxNatick being scheduled

Rabbits, frogs and turtles are among the animals that could be making an appearance at the Franklin Public Library this afternoon. 
The library is set to host a "Wild Heroes" program by Animal World Experience at 4 p.m. today, looking to educate children about the creatures that inhabit the natural world. 
The event, said library Director Felicia Oti, is part of a slate of programs that has been running throughout the summer.
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Several lightning strikes were reported during a Tuesday afternoon storm. 
The Franklin Fire Department reported via its Twitter account that it had been dispatched to a house struck by lightning on Hunters Run at approximately 5:10 p.m. 
About a half-hour later - at 5:42 p.m. - the department reported, again through Twitter, that it had responded to a house fire at Royal Court. 
Both situations were dealt with, though an estimate of the damage done was not immediately available.

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Rosemary Driscoll, one of several organizers of the event, said organizers are planning for the event and looking for ideas for speakers. The group is also happy to have more people help out. 
Natick Education Foundation sponsored a simulcast viewing of a TED youth conference last year. Driscoll, president of the foundation, said TEDxNatick is much broader and not a specific Natick Education Foundation event, though the foundation expects to be a sponsor. 
“This is much more about a community event than it is a straight public education event,” Driscoll said. “The whole idea is it’s ideas that inspire.”

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Thursday, July 23, 2015

"Let’s stop measuring fish by how well they climb trees"

Joshua Katz is a high school math teacher in Orange County, FL. Of all the TED talks I have seen, this is one of the best. 

Joshua's Talk:
In the mid 1800's, Horace Mann captured the potential impact of education on society. We have yet to realize the potential he saw, and in fact, we are missing the mark by a wider and wider margin. We have created a "Toxic Culture of Education" in our country that is damaging students, impacting our economy, and threatening our future. Since the passage of No Child Left Behind, we have embraced a culture of high stakes testing and are perpetuating a false sense of failure in our schools. We have ignored research and data on effective policy making practices in order to serve the interest of private industries that have monetized our students. The impact is being felt in communities, on college campuses, and in our economy. The solution lies in a common sense approach to student development, curriculum choice, career exploration, and relevant data analysis. This talk will present a vision of an education system that allows us to embrace our full potential if we only had the courage to ask "Why Not"?

The full transcript for Joshua's talk can be found here