“Think of hard times like bad weather — they too will pass” and more essential life advice from elders

It’s hard to feel a sweeping sense of perspective when you’re stuck in traffic, or feeling buried by work, or overwhelmed by family demands. But those are exactly the moments when some words of wisdom from your elders — the [...]

Which of these habits is keeping you from being a great communicator?

Over the years, Julian Treasure has identified a set of common emotional drivers that suck the power out of communication. He calls these the four leeches. “Most people — me included! — have most, or all, of them in some form,” [...]

How to give effective feedback on a talk

You probably know what receiving bad and unhelpful feedback feels like. It’s easy to recognize because it’s usually one of the following: Infuriating. You put a ton of work into something, expected to knock people off their feet, and instead [...]

An animator’s take on Mary Shelley’s “Frankenstein”

You can find everything you need to know to read Mary Shelley’s classic novel “Frankenstein,” in this TED-Ed Lesson. But honestly, we’re just so wowed by the beautiful backgrounds in this lesson that we wanted to share some of the background [...]

24 game-changing ideas from educators

Every great innovation starts with a powerful idea. The 24 powerful ideas below are recommended by educators, for educators, as part of the TED-Ed Innovative Educator program. After engaging in two months of online professional development and attending a TED conference, each [...]

Teach STEM through interactive storytelling

BIO Tim Couillard was 22 years old when he taught his first physics and chemistry classes at James River High School in Virginia. Two decades later, this TED-Ed Innovative Educator is still there, happily teaching science and ethics to teenagers. “I believe [...]