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 Andrew Patterson’s graduation address at the Faculty of Education, University of Auckland. Please click here and fast forward to 24:35 (24:35 – 42:00):

andrew's graduation

Uploaded on Youtube: 27 March 2014 (20.22 minutes)

The power of confidence to change lives: Andrew Patterson @ TEDxQueenstown 2014

RadioLIVE Correspondent Andrew Patterson has strong roots in Queenstown as a former resident in the 90s. He is a passionate business champion with a bold vision for young people and their place in society and believes that supporting and growing entrepreneurism and investing in youth builds their connection with their community and is vital to the future of New Zealand.

**Note: In Andrew’s talk at about the 3/4 mark he makes the statement, “maximise pathologies and maximise potential.” What he meant to say was, “minimise pathologies and maximise potential.”

Uploaded on Youtube: 13 Nov 2013 (8.22 minutes)

Quest is fun, be nosey: Tristan Pang @ TEDx Youth Auckland 2013

A genuine love of learning and the ability to focus are two of the characteristics that have seen 12-year-old Tristan Pang achieve so much in such a short time. Year Seven at Ficino School, Tristan teaches himself at home and has been sitting Cambridge International Exams since he was nine and earning top grades. He will be a University Maths student by 2014. He is a cadet of St John, squad member of the swimming club, member of Mensa, member of the New Zealand Association for Gifted Children and a piano player. He enjoys all science subjects, literature and philosophy. Tristan believes the key to excelling is to: think big, plan ahead, get organised and go for it.

Uploaded on Youtube: 23 April 2007 (3.22 minutes)

The Miniature Earth

If we could turn the population of the earth into a small community of 100 people, keeping the same proportions we have today, it would be something like this…


Uploaded on Youtube: 16 Nov 2012 (10.07 minutes)

15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus.

Kelvin became the youngest person in history to be invited to the “Visiting Practitioner’s Program” at MIT. THNKR had exclusive access to Kelvin and his life-changing journey – experiencing the US for the first time, exploring incredible opportunities, contending with homesickness, and mapping out his future


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Uploaded on Youtube: 31 Oct 2011 (58.36 minutes)

Nicholas James Vujicic (born on 4 December 1982) is a preacher and motivational speaker — born with Tetra-amelia syndrome, a rare disorder characterised by the absence of all four limbs. He struggled as a child, eventually came to terms with his disability and started his own non-profit organisation, Life Without Limbs — at age seventeen. Vujicic presents motivational speeches worldwide, on life with a disability, hope, and finding meaning in life.

Uploaded on Youtube: 3 May 2013 (22.21 minutes)

Zach Sobiech is a 17 year old diagnosed with osteosarcoma, a rare form of bone cancer. With only months to live, Zach turned to music to say goodbye. Zach turned 18 years old today (May 3rd, 2013) and continues his fight against cancer with a smile that can change the world. Happy Birthday Zach! You are in all of our prayers!

Zach Sobiech passed away May 20, 2013. Our hearts and prayers are with his family and friends. We are forever touched by his story. Thank you for sharing your life and music with us, Zach. You are dearly missed and loved.

Uploaded on Youtube: 27 January 2014 (15.19minutes)

2013 was a year of hype for MOOCs (massive open online courses). Great big numbers and great big hopes were followed by some disappointing first results. But the head of edX, Anant Agarwal, makes the case that MOOCs still matter — as a way to share high-level learning widely and supplement (but perhaps not replace) traditional classrooms. Agarwal shares his vision of blended learning, where teachers create the ideal learning experience for 21st century students.