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SXSW Edu 2016: Helping Different Kinds of Minds Solve Problems

SXSW Edu 2016: Helping Different Kinds of Minds Solve Problems

SXSW Edu 2016: Helping Different Kinds of Minds Solve Problems

Dr. Temple Grandin
Dr. Temple Grandin
on behalf of Association of Texas Professional Educators


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Launch date: 24 Aug 2016
Expiry Date: 29 Mar 2019

Last updated: 04 Feb 2019

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Melissa Kerry (9 Jun 2018)
Very informative.
Mendy Busby (8 Oct 2018)
I like the comment, "Build up their strengths." and "Expose students to different things."
Mrs Ida J Holloway Byrd (8 May 2017)
This professional developmental is vital in that I teach students that are on the autism spectrum. I find that the information provided about visual learners is very essential for the success of students in my classroom. It has helped me to understand some needs for real differentiation when it comes to teaching students who are visual learners.

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Temple Grandin is the most accomplished and well-known adult with autism in the world. As a speaker, Dr. Grandin inspires and motivates others through her powerful story. Watch her SXSWedu 2016 opening keynote, Helping Different Kinds of Minds Solve Problems!


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Dr. Temple Grandin
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Dr. Temple Grandin currently works as a professor of animal science at Colorado State University and speaks around the world on both autism and cattle handling.

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Melissa Kerry (9 Jun 2018)
Very informative.
Mendy Busby (8 Oct 2018)
I like the comment, "Build up their strengths." and "Expose students to different things."
Mrs Ida J Holloway Byrd (8 May 2017)
This professional developmental is vital in that I teach students that are on the autism spectrum. I find that the information provided about visual learners is very essential for the success of students in my classroom. It has helped me to understand some needs for real differentiation when it comes to teaching students who are visual learners.
Mrs Karen Roan M.Ed (8 May 2017)
It is always a pleasure to hear Dr. Grandin speak. As a teacher of children with Autism, she provides inspiration to expect great things from my students.
Mrs Michelle Atkeisson (8 May 2017)
Phenomenal and entertaining!!
Mrs Jo Ladd (8 Mar 2017)
Very much thought provoking and informational.
(8 Jan 2019)
She is very entertaining!
Mrs Angeline Brown (8 Feb 2017)
I work with kids all across the spectrum and my own son has high functioning Aspergers. I value everything Temple Grandin has to say and use it in my work with my son and my students.
Mrs rebecca harris (7 May 2017)
very informative and interesting to listen to
Mrs Crystal Kruzel (7 Mar 2017)
Very informative about how to help and approach learners all learners with and without special needs. It even gave me some insight about my daughter who may be autistic. Thank you!
STACY GRIGG (7 Jun 2018)
Enjoyed this class.
Ms Staci Fowler (7 Feb 2017)
More like this would be great. I have an autistic boy in prek right now. More in-depth would be great.
Corina Laraway (7 Aug 2018)
Excellent content and food for thought.
Mrs Regenia Dixon (7 Apr 2017)
There was a lot of great information that really made me think about how some of my students are seeing my lessons and what I can do to help them.
Sylvia Jones (6 May 2018)
Really interesting about visual thinkers and hands on and drawing and importance of working skills.
Diana Lozano (6 May 2017)
This video provided interesting information on a topic I know very little about yet I find very interesting. I would like to find her book and read to learn more about her point of view.
Mrs Araceli Hernandez (6 May 2017)
Excellent advice for parents and teachers on understanding our students. Work with what they "can" do!
Mrs Ruth Pasalagua (6 Mar 2018)
Helpful information.
Kimberly Northup (6 Mar 2018)
Very interesting speaker who gave me a great deal to think about when working with students and adults who might be on the autism spectrum.
Martha Dorow (6 Mar 2018)
Very helpful for those of us working with diverse learning populations - in other words, any educator. Dr. Grandin's perspective and matter-of-fact delivery are refreshing.
stephanie mcknight (6 Jun 2018)
Mrs Monica Aguilar (6 Jun 2018)
Such great information! I will look for her books!
Mrs Branda Barnas (6 Feb 2018)
Awesome information!
Mrs Erin Treybig (6 Dec 2018)
Wonderful presentation. Many interesting things regarding Autism was given to think about. Understanding that each child is different. I especially enjoyed her statement that resonated with me regarding Phonics & how not everyone learns that way. It is something that, myself didn't learn.
Hannah Fitch (5 Nov 2018)
Anna Reed (5 Jun 2018)
I loved hearing how we need all kinds of different thinkers on projects!
Ms Cristina Galindo (5 Apr 2017)
This was a really interesting lecture. Learning about different mind sets/ thinking patterns can really help me as a teacher on how to teach and conduct different lessons to accommodate theses types of students.
Anthony Schreck (5 Apr 2017)
She is a very good speaker. She has lived what she is talking about. Great presentation.
Vivian Martin (4 Nov 2018)
Very informative and interesting.
Gale Lopez (4 May 2018)
Very informative
Mrs Sarah Morgan (4 Jun 2018)
Loved the information and new perspective
Melissa Almand (4 Feb 2018)
Thank you for sharing. It was enjoyable
Miss Mary Ketchum (4 Feb 2017)
Dr. Gradin is awesome! Children need to stay off of their babysitting electronics, so they can explore the world. One needs to prepare for a career at a young age.
Linda Paschal (31 May 2018)
Wonderful! Temple is AMAZING!
patricia ellis (31 Mar 2017)
There are ways to work with every learner.
Rhett Hansen (30 Jul 2018)
Learned how people think differently.
Dr Kimberley Cox (30 Jan 2017)
I think that this presentation by Ms. Grandin was excellent in explaining how different people learn. It reinforces that one size does not fit all when it comes to education and that teachers need to be aware of this, get training, and learn how to implement better teaching practices for all learners. I would definitely like to see more lessons in this category.
Mrs Brenda Stefancik (30 Jan 2017)
Absolutely love Temple Grandin. Can't get enough of her insight.
mary crean (30 Dec 2017)
Is there a gray haired mentor program at any public school? 3D printing is great idea but not happening at many schools.
Heather Lovell (30 Apr 2018)
Excellent online course with great problem solving strategies.
Braden Hunt (3 Oct 2018)
This is a talk about differentiation, but also about doing away with the tendency to expect less from someone who may simply learn differently. There is a lot of emphasis on playing to the strengths of the child.
David Cole (3 May 2017)
She's never boring to listen to...a real compendium of ideas and a ball of energy!
Katherine Green (3 Jun 2018)
I liked how she described the different ways of thinking.
Ms Kacy Wilson (29 Nov 2016)
This was a great course! I have been a Temple for several years! Very interesting person with great insight.
Stephanie Cone (29 Mar 2017)
Every student is different, and this was helpful in learning ways to attend to different learners.
Judy Porter (29 Jan 2018)
Everyone needs to hear this. Great speaker!
David Taylor (28 Mar 2018)
Mrs Julie Ibarra (27 Oct 2016)
This helped me understand how children's brains can think so differently.
Charles Lyons (27 Mar 2018)
Very helpful, Great approach!
Emily Saunders (27 Apr 2018)
Interesting speaker and relevant, thought-provoking content on importance of identifying and accommodating different learning styles.
Ms Katy Mulvaney (26 May 2018)
Intense delivery but very good points. No solutions but a new way of looking at problems.
Randi Watson (26 Feb 2018)
Wonderful presentation!
Mrs Martha Baker (25 Mar 2017)
I saw her movie and love listening to her and how she perseveres.
Pamela Olson (25 Jul 2018)
Nice to hear from someone who understands what they are discussing!
Melissa Ellis (25 Jan 2018)
I Love Temple Grandin! She is incredibly correct in the way she speaks about the way different minds work.
Mr Ernesto Carreon (25 Apr 2018)
Very informative session.
Tammy Caver (24 Jun 2018)
The way Dr. Grandin presented opened my eyes to seeing autism differently.
Pamela Finger (24 Jan 2018)
Easy to listen to and understand. Dr. Temple Grandin keeps it current with information. Enjoyed the q & a at the end.
Guadalupe Novak (23 Apr 2018)
Great speaker! Love how she presented the value of having different minds work together.
Holly Sanders (22 May 2018)
This is a great reminder that not all students think the same way.
Michelle Taylor (22 Aug 2018)
Understanding the different ways that students learn can be the difference between success and failure. I appreciate all the examples she used.
Mrs Martha McMillan (21 Nov 2018)
This webinar is a must see.
Mrs Ronnette Guevara (21 Mar 2017)
Great information on understanding different learning styles for student with/ without special needs.
Mrs Mary Simmons (21 Jun 2018)
Think: “What can this kid become?”
Jennifer Swihart (21 Feb 2018)
I love what she says about starting kids with what they know.
Tryna Smith (21 Apr 2018)
Great lecture
Michelle Shepherd (20 Apr 2018)
Dr. Grandin is an amazing speaker! I enjoyed every minute of her discussion and will be purchasing her books! Such great information to start exploring!
Mr Charlie Perryman (2 May 2017)
I appreciated the format and subject matter of this PD. When you usually find yourself completing online modules, watching a keynote address is a nice break from norm.
Mrs Nicole Cozadd (2 Mar 2017)
This was a very informative and illuminating presentation. I appreciated hearing a new perspective on how to approach teaching students with special needs such as autism or ADHD.
Jeanie Williams-Hill (2 Jul 2018)
I love Dr. Temple Grandin's lectures they are so informative & thought provoking!
Denise Littlejohn (2 Jan 2018)
Entertaining, she makes a good point in having a hands on aspect of learning to allow students to see how the information is used and present a practical use.
Alicia Hinkle (19 May 2017)
I found this SXSWEdu to be very informative and got so much out of this!
Jennifer Elam (19 Jan 2018)
Engaging and informative!
Mrs Courtney Davis (19 Dec 2016)
I loved hearing from a successful adult who has autism. I thank her for reinforcing that there world is pictures. Such amazing accomplishments.
Bonnie Linam (18 Jul 2018)
Temple Grandin is always informative from the perspective of the person with Autism. I highly recommend everyone viewing this course.
Tara Goetz (18 Jul 2018)
I learned so much!! She was sooo right!
Kimberly Wilson Parsons (18 Jan 2018)
This is by far one of the best free online CPE opportunities available. So good, in fact, that I'm going to be sharing with other educators, parents and other friends. Very inspiring, evidence-based, engaging. Too bad most other CPEs for teachers aren't half as interesting!
Mrs Bridgette Hunton (18 Jan 2017)
This was a great reminder that even outside of autism, we should remember that everyone learns differently! We should do our best to figure out how to use each students best learning style to help them understand the content.
Lauren Shoemaker (18 Feb 2017)
Awesome speaker! Have always heard about her but never watched or attended! Lots of great info to consider with my autistic students!
Mr William Heikell (18 Feb 2017)
Its was of great help to me and my students.
Yolanda Kautz (17 May 2018)
I enjoyed it!
Ms Kristina Lewis (17 Feb 2017)
This was a fascinating look into children's and adults' experiences with autism. I learned so much even though I have some students with autism in my classes. I will look at them differently now. There should be more seminars like this one.
Mr Joshua Shiel M.Ed. (17 Apr 2017)
great speech
Brenda Gordon (16 Jul 2018)
Great point that all kids could improve social skills. And that many autistic kids are gifted and many gifted have special needs.
Mrs Elda Flores (15 Mar 2018)
Great information, makes one more aware of all the different ways people think and how working together is improtant.
Mrs Crystal Johnston MEd (14 Jun 2018)
There are interesting ideas presented,but not a lot of practical classroom applications. The presentation seemed all-over-the place.
Amanda Swader (14 Jun 2018)
Informative and I liked Dr. Grandin's perspective on learning.
April Navarro (13 Oct 2018)
Temple Grandin is very in very inspiring to listen to. I first heard of her from watching the movie about her life. Since then, I have been very fascinated by her work. She really has a passion for cattle and inspires me each time I listen to her to continue my passion for teaching children with Autism.
Catherine Clarke (13 Mar 2018)
I highly recommend this talk. I myself have been diagnosed with Asperger's. It is interesting to approach this from that perspective.
Shawna Ward (13 Jun 2018)
Enjoyed the information!!!
(13 Jan 2019)
I appreciate the perspective Temple Grandin provides. I love how she constantly is sending the message that students are capable and need good mentors. I have a young child on the spectrum, and he is always showing us that he is more capable they most people believe. I learn and fight for him everyday.
Megan Brown (12 Sep 2018)
Interesting perspective and how labels have been debunked in some situations. The label is not always the defining moment; we need to look for a different solution or learning path for the different learning styles.
Mrs Janet Pena (12 Nov 2016)
Great information
Mrs Bethany Gamez (12 Jan 2017)
Quite insightful.
Mrs Julie Sholl (12 Apr 2017)
Great presentation... brings to light that all children can be very successful if they are exposed to it at a young age.
Deborah Hindman (11 Jun 2018)
Appreciated Dr. Grandin's down-to-earth philosophy.
Jennifer Davis (11 Apr 2018)
enjoyed learning about different thinkers
Bethany Leadon (11 Apr 2017)
Good presentation. Nice to hear from someone who has personally experienced this.
Mrs Heather Loop (10 Mar 2017)
I appreciated Ms. Grandin's discussion of different learning styles. Her anecdotal stories helped the audience better understand how her mind works and also how to reach all types of students in her classroom.
Nikki Smith (10 Jul 2018)
I love Temple Grandin. I teach Special Education and have always jumped at the chance to listen to her. Thank you for being an advocate and role model for these people.
Rodney Smith (10 Jul 2018)
Very interesting how she explains how her mind works so different from mine. Learned a lot.
Mrs Kristi Augustine (10 Jan 2018)
This was a fantastic testimony to the potential in each human life. I truly enjoyed her talk.
Tarja Fowler (10 Aug 2018)
I loved the way she presented her info. She captivated my attention for the whole time. Wish she was my college professor. Her information was very helpful too.
Mr Nathanael Stinson (1 Nov 2016)
I thought this course was very valuable and informative
Ms Felisha Sellers (1 Mar 2017)
I found this lesson to be not only informative but a bit inspirational. She shows that people on the spectrum not only learn differently but they contribute quite a bit to society...they must be given a chance.
Mrs Sheila Jones (1 Dec 2016)
A very interesting person. My mother would have called her a "character." I agreed with the points she made about getting students back to real world touching and creating. I can't imagine creating with something that I've never touched.


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