Colin Powell’s main message in the TED talk is that kids today need structure. In order to be successful in the future, learning infants need discipline while learning. This builds determination for success, thus leading to high expectations and results. Powell’s TED talk connects to The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian because the kids on the reservation are almost always failing subjects and dropping out of school. This is due to the fact that they are very rude and uncivilized since they lack the discipline that parents are responsible to teach. This TED talk should be watched by every grade nine student, because it teaches an important lesson on how discipline is crucial to success in school. Therefore, this can impact us because we are in the stage of life where success in school is extremely important. - Catalin F. and Owen T.