Tammi O'Neal

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What I learned from going blind in space

There's an astronaut saying: In space, “there is no problem so bad that you can’t make it worse.” So how do you deal with the complexity, the sheer …

Our Favorite Picture Books for Middle School

I used to think picture books were best placed behind my desk, labeled for teaching use. Stowed away neatly so that they wouldn’t be lost, not the …

Teaching

Building Independent Learners by Fostering Grit

Grrrrrr. Teeth gnashed. Eyes focuses. Grit.<p>Imagery of football players and olympic athletes who put all they have into their performances. Day in and …

The power of believing that you can improve

Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain's capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes …

Why a good book is a secret door

Childhood is surreal. Why shouldn't children's books be? In this whimsical talk, award-winning author Mac Barnett speaks about writing that escapes …

Hair Dryer, 1928 http://t.co/nENGw9hnBR

Apple prototype touchscreen phone, 1983 http://t.co/UAXxzWHbYY

Charging an electric car, 1905 http://t.co/RCCORcTyxQ

Giant Sequoia, California, 1910 http://t.co/6RGCIaS2WZ

Testing a bulletproof vest, 1923 http://t.co/nFEDV4GagR

Bomb Test Site, Nevada, 1955 http://t.co/IVrpjQCgP8

6 Reasons to Upgrade to RebelMouse from WordPress

The huge gap between current CMS offerings and what the world needed occurred to me during my time as CTO of The Huffington Post. When we were …

Adult Fiction for YA Readers by Shannon Nemer

Posted by CBethM on September 20, 2014 in Top Ten Lists | 7 Comments<p>Despite the recent attention focused on naysayers, I’m firmly in the camp that we …

Is it actually ironic? 3 TED-Ed Lessons on irony

How many times have you heard the phrase “That’s so ironic,” and wondered, “Wait … is it?” The term is used a lot in our cultural vocabulary and …

Underwater astonishments

David Gallo shows jaw-dropping footage of amazing sea creatures, including a color-shifting cuttlefish, a perfectly camouflaged octopus, and a Times …

She Left Her Husband And Daughter Home Alone. What They Did? Prepare To Smile

Some dads park their kids in front of the TV so they can kick up their feet and relax. Not this guy.<p>Watch as he uses daddy-daughter time to dance …

Costumes

Diver Encounters Deadly, 13-Foot Leopard Seal

Deb's Top 10 Tips When You Are Assigned a Non-English Speaking Student! - Minds in Bloom

<b>8. Utilize Google Images!</b> I always have my iPad open to Google Images, and I am frequently typing in words to provide a necessary visual for my …

A school day in 7 TED Talks

Sharpen your pencils! It’s time to hit the books again, with these TED Talks that take you through a busy day of math, history, gym, lunch, English, …

New Deep-Sea Animal Species Look Like Mushrooms but Defy Classification

A new species discovered off Australia may reshape the animal family tree.<p>A handful of strange mushroom-shaped animals discovered in the deep sea off Australia in the 1980s have finally been named by scientists. The organisms are so unique that they may rearrange the earliest branches of the animal …

To boldly go ...

Ski to the North Pole. Row across the Pacific. Swim on Mt. Everest(!). These adventurers have pushed themselves to the limits of human endurance, and …

Why does the sun really shine?

Animal tales from icy wonderlands

Diving under the Antarctic ice to get close to the much-feared leopard seal, photographer Paul Nicklen found an extraordinary new friend. Share his …

Math class needs a makeover

Today's math curriculum is teaching students to expect -- and excel at -- paint-by-numbers classwork, robbing kids of a skill more important than …

What is success?

Success can mean: feeling that tingle of excitement about what you do, sticking with what matters through hard times, living a life you can feel …

The mystery of motion sickness - Rose Eveleth

Although one third of the population suffers from motion sickness, scientists aren’t exactly sure what causes it. Like the common cold, it's a …

The deadly irony of gunpowder - Eric Rosado

About TED-Ed Originals<p>TED-Ed Original lessons feature the words and ideas of educators brought to life by professional animators. Are you an educator …

Humanities

The chemistry of cookies - Stephanie Warren

You stick cookie dough into an oven, and magically, you get a plate of warm, gooey cookies. Except it’s not magic; it’s science. Stephanie Warren …