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The Secret Powers of Time
Studio Schools Trust TED Talk
The World Becomes What You Teach

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The Secret Powers of Time by Philip Zimbardo (2010)

In this video professor Philip Zimbardo conveys how our individual perspectives of time affect our work, health and well-being. Time influences who we are as a person, how we view relationships and how we act in the world.

Watch the video on YouTube The Secret Powers of Time

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Studio Schools Trust TED Talk

From the website www.studioschoolstrust.org “What is a Studio School?” page: The Studio School is a new concept in education, which seeks to address the growing gap between the skills and knowledge that young people require to succeed, and those that the current education system provides. Studio Schools pioneer a bold new approach to learning which includes teaching through enterprise projects and real work. This approach ensures students’ learning in is rooted in the real world and helps them to develop the skills they need to flourish in life. For detailed information, please read the Studio Schools Brochure. […] Studio Schools are designed for 14-19 year olds of all abilities. They are small schools for 300 students; and with year-round opening and a 9-5 working day, they feel more like a workplace than a school.

Although the Studio School system currently operates out of the United Kingdom, we at SSC believe that this model of schools with less than 300 students is an important sister movement to our own here in the United States. We agree with the Studio School Trust that every community needs a school like this and that Studio schools are showing that they do not need to be more expensive. We also agree that small schools are particularly adept at building communities that emphasis on “non-cognative skills” such as team building, resiliency and motivation and “non-boring” schooling.

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In her TEDx Talk, Zoe explains the concepts behind humane education and teaching children how to change the world as we educate them.