Mary Ann Loch - Kids These Days
The first TED talk I saw was Sir Ken Robinson’s How Schools Kill Creativity. I was instantly addicted to this phenomenon of TED and quickly fell down the rabbit hole. I was continuously inspired, informed, and my mind opened. I enjoy using certain TED Talks in my classroom where I teach junior high English. The kids are riveted by the talks too. I show ones like Louie Schwartzberg: The Hidden Magic of Pollination, and Sarah Kaye’s, If I Should Have a Daughter. Powerful, positive and peaceful messages with which we can all connect. When I ask my students to respond in their Writing Journals, I am often moved deeply by their beautiful wise words. So after three years of using and watching TED talks, I wanted to do one. I wanted to move someone powerfully and peacefully. I wanted to tell the world that up and coming generations are more than prepared for the future, and how they are going to make a more peaceful planet. All in all, why we should have faith in kids these days that they will continue to grow into good adults.
– Mary Ann Loch