In celebration of the summer Olympics, TED-Ed got the chance to work with Olympic gold-medalist, Steve Mesler, on a personal TED-Ed Lesson about two decisions that put him on the path to Olympic glory. The lesson, which was visualized by Augenblick Studios, was designed to complement Steve’s work at Classroom Champions — an inspiring program created by Steve and his fellow Olympians to connect students in high-need schools with top performing athletes. The athletes work with individual classes around the world, in person and via Skype, to support students in recognizing their potential, setting goals and dreaming big.
A huge bonus in spending a day creating a lesson with an Olympian is the opportunity to try on a gold medal!
[Pictured: Jordan, Logan, Steve, & Bedirhan. Steve is the one who looks like he has competed in the Olympics.]