How to start a community service learning project at your school

Community service learning projects can teach lessons that last a lifetime. For students, these school projects build character strengths like leadership, gratitude and kindness. For community groups, they bring an infusion of energy and resources. Ready to start a community [...]

5 TED-Ed Lessons to watch this election season

On Tuesday, November 8, Americans will head to the ballots to exercise their right to vote for #POTUS. The first US president was elected in 1789, and while some traditions remain, many voting laws have changed and evolved since then. So, [...]

Lead a TED-Ed professional development workshop designed for teachers, by teachers

“Kashmir, my birthplace, has been facing political conflict for a very long time,” says Mahrukh Bashir, a TED-Ed Innovative Educator. Inspired to create a more peaceful world, she began teaching English in Indonesia — and sharing global education resources with her [...]

When TEDx speakers mentor student speakers, everyone wins

Craig Zimmer was inspired to become an educator after his history teacher and his drama teacher encouraged him to let his light shine. Today, Zimmer inspires his own students to take the stage and share big ideas with the world. [...]

Meet the third cohort of TED-Ed Innovative Educators!

Rwanda. Malaysia. Pakistan. Those are just three of the 11 countries represented by the third cohort of 30 TED-Ed Innovative Educators. [Learn more about the TED-Ed Innovative Educator program here.] As leaders within TED’s global network of over 250,000 teachers, these [...]

How to boost student access to gifted and talented education resources

“Gifted and talented” programs are designed to provide students with an enriched academic environment. For gifted children, this additional programming can have a huge positive impact on their lives. There’s just one problem: under the current testing system in US schools, many gifted students [...]