Monthly Archives: March 2016

TEDxNicosia meeting

Coffee-drinking busy bees and a challenge

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The next TEDxNicosia event will take place on May 7. Which means that the growing group of volunteers assigned with making this event happen has been a group of busy bees. Last Saturday afternoon said bees made our way to the Starbucks conference room in Nicosia for a coffee and a meeting/chat about the upcoming event. But don’t, for a second, think that this was your average boring meeting, notes being scribbled alongside doodling patterns, heads held up by hands and members in the back row dozing off. At this TEDxNicosia meeting we, the members, were challenged! Split into three groups, we were given The Marshmallow Challenge kit. Have you heard of it? It consists of 20 spaghetti sticks, one yard of tape, one yard of string and one single marshmallow. After the initial shock of being challenged to anything on a Saturday afternoon at a coffee shop wore off…

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Photo by AJphotoart, Andri Josef

TEDxNicosiaSalon 5th March 2016

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I still remember the first TED talk I watched online. Sir Ken Robinson’s TEDTalk was talking about education and the killing of creativity by schools. I loved it! Finally, here was someone who was talking about education in a language I understood and actually wanted to listen to. Imagine my excitement when I realised that not only would that same talk be part of #TEDxNicosiaSalon 5th March 2016, most importantly standing before me would be three speakers, all educators, using the same hopeful language. Innovators in the field of education who dare to question do in fact exist in our local community and on Saturday 5.3.2016 they had plenty to say. As a mother with a son about to hop on the education carousel I wanted to be impressed. And I was. All around the globe, salon events involve a small group of individuals who are able to interact with the speakers and explore a chosen subject through discussion….

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