Some of you might know that Mr. Weber loves watching TEDTalks with students. TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading. It started in 1984 as a conference bringing together people from three worlds: Technology, Entertainment, Design. TED believes that ideas have the power to change attitudes, lives and ultimately, the world, so they bring together the world’s most fascinating thinkers and doers, who are challenged to give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes or less. On TED.com, you can find more than 900 of the best of these talks available for free, with more added each week. There’s nothing like some free knowledge and inspiration from the world’s most inspired thinkers!
Mr. Hanninen also enjoys TEDTalks, and at this weekend’s cross-country meet he was telling Mr. Weber about one on the subject of how to tie your shoes better. This might be especially useful for the cross-country runners, but everyone could surely benefit from having their shoelaces fastened more securely. Check it out: