The Trick to Regaining Your Childlike Wonder by Zach King
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  • In what ways are children different from adults?
  • What helps children be so imaginative and creative?
  • How could adults benefit from being more creative?
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part one

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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 00:28 Why was Zach late for his talk?
  • ⌚ 00:42 How did Zach eventually get on the stage?
  • ⌚ 00:49 Who is Zach King?
  • ⌚ 01:01 How did you answer Zach’s question at the beginning?
  • ⌚ 01:26 Who doesn’t see it as a box?
  • ⌚ 01:47 How are adults different from children?
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part two

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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 01:52 What has Zach been trying to find out over the past decade?
  • ⌚ 2:20 Which example of imaginative thinking did you like the most?
  • ⌚ 2:23 Does Zach believe adults can regain this childlike wonder?
  • ⌚ 3:56 How did Zach play with the box when he was a small boy?
  • ⌚ 4:19 What happened when Zach found winter jackets in his box?
  • ⌚ 4:39 What happened to the box over the years?
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part three

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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 05:02 What happened when he heard some noise coming from the garage?
  • ⌚ 05:37 Who did they meet in space and what did they show them?
  • ⌚ 5:52 What is the key to regaining childlike wonder?
  • ⌚ 06:03 What does it mean not to hold any assumptions about things?
  • ⌚ 06:13 How could this ability help us in life?
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part four

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COMPREHENSION

  • ⌚ 06:35 What did Zach show us and what was your first thought when you saw it?
  • ⌚ 7:32 How did Zach return on stage?
  • ⌚ 7:52 When can new ideas enter the world?
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POLL

Has Zach King succeed in waking up your childlike wonder through his TED talk?

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