Should you trust your first impression?

November 20, 2020

Greetings, Aiken High School Rotary Interact Club Heroes!

Maybe we should think a little about first impressions:

You can’t help it; sometimes, you just get a bad feeling about someone that’s hard to shake. So, what’s happening in your brain when you make that critical (and often lasting) first judgment? Peter Mende-Siedlecki shares the social psychology of first impressions — and why they may indicate that, deep down, people are basically good.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK0NzsGRceg

So, about those first impressions: Have you ever had to “update” your first impression of someone? Let’s discuss this at remind.com.

Thank you,

“Every kid needs a champion”

Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, “They don’t pay me to like the kids.” Her response: “Kids don’t learn from people they don’t like.'” A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.

On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, from 11:00 am – 11:15 am, we’ll be discussing this TED Talk: Every kid needs a champion. (Click the link to view the seven-minute and twenty-five-second video.)

Please REGISTER HERE to join us for this fifteen-minute gathering.

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Watch the video HERE.
Register for the discussion HERE.


TEDxAtlanta Live

August 6, 2020

Dear Aiken High School Rotary Interact Club Heroes,

Are you ready to really exercise your brain? Eager for stimulating discussions with intelligent people? Register for this TEDxLive event!

Read the description below and follow the link to register. Don’t worry, it’s free! 🙂

Thanks,

About this Event

Extraordinary ideas. Meaningful discussion. Connected community.

Break your Saturday routine! Join TEDxAtlanta for a virtual gathering and watch five talks curated from the dozens of TED Talks presented at the TED 2020 conference. These five have been selected by our team to inspire, inform and spark conversation! Breakout sessions moderated by guest moderators will follow immediately after the viewing.

And, in the TEDxAtlanta tradition, there might be a surprise or two in store for participants.

When: Saturday, August 8, 2020

Where: Link to the virtual gathering will be sent to your email before start of the event

Time: 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Everyone wants to change the world. We’ll help you find the big ideas, connect with your community – and take that first step.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/tedxatlantalive-tickets-113276466962