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Review: Love, no matter what

Speaker: Andrew Solomon
TEDMED 2013
Date: April 2013
Location: Washington, DC

Description from TED website:
What is it like to raise a child who’s different from you in some fundamental way (like a prodigy, or a differently abled kid, or a criminal)? In this quietly moving talk, writer Andrew Solomon shares what he learned from talking to dozens of parents — asking them: What’s the line between unconditional love and unconditional acceptance?

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My Review / Notes / Thoughts

Personally, I am not sure how I feel about this talk. But despite my feelings, I do think this would be a good talk to spur engagement in the classroom, especially in the realm of psychology. Perhaps it would work well for discussions and debates as well. I’m sure this would also be an interesting piece for students studying in various fields of medicine to see how societal changes occur around illnesses.

Did you watch the video? Can you see utilizing this video in your classroom? How would you engage your students with this video? What type of assignment would you develop around it?


Until next time … live long, life-learner!