Archive for November, 2015

TEDxKids@SMU 2015 Highlights

TEDxKids@SMU is a one-of-a-kind experience and the first ever TED style conference for kids. Middle school students in 6th, 7th and 8th grade from across North Texas come to the Dallas City Performance Hall in the Arts District to engage with big ideas and great conversations. This day is dedicated to kids; adults are asked [...]

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Joaquin Zihuatanejo – Write Club: Art of Teaching Students How to Write Their Wrongs – TEDxKids@SMU 2015

Write Club is an idea by award winning teacher and World Poetry Slam Champion, Joaquín Zihuatanejo to provide a platform for young people who love writing as much, if not more than they love football. Write Club is a place for all of the beautifully odd students who write poetry to gather and feel safe [...]

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Parish Episcopal School NASA Rover Team – Daunted & Lost? Roll On!! – TEDxKids@SMU 2015

Parish NASA Rover Team members Sophie Alford, Katie Wall, Whitney Wheeler, and Madalyn White share the challenging journey the team has taken the last two years. As a first year team that finished near last place with a rover that didn’t roll, who with hard work and resilience transformed themselves into a competitive team that [...]

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Ryan Bones – Dr. YOU: Understanding Your Very Own Superpower – TEDxKids@SMU 2015

Did you know your body is incredible? No, like REALLY incredible? It is actually innately designed to self-heal and self-regulate. That’s right, you have your very own superpower! You have the amazing ability to keep yourself healthy. It’s called Innate Intelligence, and it’s the power that coordinates and repairs your body, without you ever having [...]

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Shaunessy Renker – Evolution of Music – TEDxKids@SMU 2015

Shaunessy is very passionate for music and would like to pursue the violin for a career. She will be speaking over the evolution of music and how much it has changed since the Renaissance period. Shaunessy will also be playing Banjo and Fiddle by William Kroll, accompanied by piano. Shaunessy Renker is a 10th grader [...]

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Tara Conner – Curiosity Saves the Cat – TEDxKids@SMU 2015

In this talk, Tara will playfully speak to why intellectual curiosity is so important to both kids and adults alike. She pulls from her own experience and tells stories about being dyslexic and her fascination with learning new things. She believes that people with dyslexia have a natural ability to be more curious about the [...]

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Brian Luna – Of Shame, Zippers, and Shooting Stars – TEDxKids@SMU 2015

So many of us hide who we are behind walls of shame. We hold back because we are afraid to be vulnerable. Brian shares his own story of shame. He explores how shame holds us back and what we can do to release it by sharing our stories. Brian Luna was born deep in the [...]

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Eliza Pillsbury – Finding Meaning, not Minotaurs: A Beginner’s Guide to Labyrinths – TEDxKids@SMU 2015

When thinking of labyrinths, you might imagine a maze filled with twists and turns, or perhaps a hero battling a minotaur in the middle. In reality, a labyrinth is a tool crafted by many ancient cultures that is becoming increasingly relevant in our modern, chaotic times. Anyone seeking clarity and peace can walk in a [...]

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Lauren Bagwell – Let’s Flip the Golden Rule – TEDxKids@SMU 2015

Have you ever thought about reversing the Golden Rule? What would happen if we started treating ourselves the way we treated others? As both a poet and someone who once struggled with an eating disorder my goal is to share my story through spoken word poetry and in turn encourage those around me to revolutionize [...]

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Bobby Thakkar – Million Dollar Lemonade Stand – TEDxKids@SMU 2015

Lemonade stands show entrepreneurship in kids, my talk is about how we can provide a platform to grow that entrepreneurship in youth. I will go over my own example and how I setup a club that helps develop entrepreneurship in youth. Bobby has proven to be a visionary and is able to successfully execute on [...]

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