Tony Porter: A Call to Men

“At TEDWomen, Tony Porter makes a call to men everywhere: Don’t ‘act like a man.’ Telling powerful stories from his own life, he shows how this mentality, drummed into so many men and boys, can lead men to disrespect, mistreat and abuse women and each other. His solution: Break free of the ‘man box.’ Tony Porter is an educator and activist who is internationally recognized for his effort to end violence against women.”

 

Neuroplasticity: Learning Physically Changes the Brain

Excerpt: “There are a few broad principles that we can state come out of neuroscience,” says Kurt Fischer, education professor and director of the Mind, Brain, and Education Program at Harvard University. Number one? “The brain is remarkably plastic,” Fischer explains. “Even in middle or old age, it’s still adapting very actively to its environment.” Read more.

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