Below are some of the inspiring videos made by teenagers at TedxTeen which is the adolescent version of TED talks. Show your students what other teenagers are doing apart from being glued to their mobile phone screens texting all the time.Let them see the potential inside of them that they are wasting in playing stupid and violent games all the time. Our students are living in a merciless commercial world where surrounded by savage advertising companies whose sole purpose is to make gains in the growing teens market. We should give them a hand and help them out. They are desperate for motivation and passion and with just some simple but creative ways we can make a change in their lives.
I hope that you would watch at least one of the 5 videos with your students. These videos are really wonderful and they deserve your time.
1- Natalie Warne- Anonymous Extraordinaries
" Born in an underserved part of downtown Chicago, Natalie and her five siblings had to survive on her mother's humble teacher salary, moving from city to city to find work. No stranger to adversity, Natalie was determined to make something great out of her life. "
2- Tavi Gevinson: Still Figuring it out
"Tavi Gevinson is editor-in-chief and founder of RookieMag.com and writes thestylerookie.com. Rookie, a site for teenage girls, broke 1 million page views within 5 days of launching in September of 2011, and contributors have included Miranda July, Dan Savage, Joss Whedon, JD Samson, Zooey "
3- Tara Suri & Niha Jain : Learning to Fail
" Tara Suri, galvanized by sexism and poverty, she encountered at 13, founded Turn Your World Around, an organization that engages youth in making a global difference. The organization has since raised over $100,000 and impacted and engaged people globally in various initiatives, garnering "
4- Curtis Klig: The Art of Obsession
" Curtis Kulig was born in 1981 in North Dakota. Atage 13, he began screen-printing in his father's shop,laying the foundation for his work as an artist. Hiscollaborations include projects with fellow artists"
5- Khadim Diop
"On August 18, 1997, in Harlem Hospital kicking and screaming, a star was born (premature). At the age of 5 Khadim Diop stated aspirations of making a ..."