The fascinating reason that children write letters backwards

Hint: it has something to do with why we believe the earth is flat until we’re taught otherwise in school. Neuroscientist Mariano Sigman explains how the process of learning involves a certain amount of un-learning what we intuitively know. Common [...]

Top 5 most popular literature & language TED-Ed Lessons

If you’re ready to level up your working knowledge of literature and language, check out these five popular TED-Ed Lessons: 1. The language of lying We hear anywhere from 10 to 200 lies a day. And although we’ve spent much [...]

5 actions to protect birds where you live

In honor of Bird Day, we took a few tips from Audubon on how to take action to protect birds and paired them with some of our favorite bird visuals from our TED-Ed Lessons. 1. Reduce or eliminate pesticide and [...]

Host a TED-Ed Club Day event for your community

Students participating in the TED-Ed Clubs program are celebrating their TED-Ed Talks by hosting a Club Day event. TED-Ed Club Day events are informal gatherings all around the world that feature youth speakers sharing their ideas with their education community. [...]

A scientist explores the mysteries of the gut-brain connection

The brain in your head and the one in your gut are always exchanging info. But how do they do it? Neuroscientist Diego Bohórquez is trying to find out the answers. If you were asked where the human body’s nervous [...]

Too many teachers in the US are struggling to get by. Here’s what we can do to help.

We entrust teachers with the world’s most important job: educating our kids, says researcher and dean Gregg Garn. So why aren’t we paying and treating them in a way that shows they’re valued? In 1892, a man named David Ross [...]