Archive for month: May, 2017

7 tips for teachers on how to create a safe school environment

All children deserve to learn in a safe, supportive educational environment. One education organization working toward this goal is GLSEN, which aims “to create safe and affirming schools for all, regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression.” Below, [...]

10 great books recommended for students, by students

Every great book is a portal — to adventure, to knowledge, or to new perspectives. Beyond the world’s required reading list, what books do high school and middle school students love to read? We asked TED-Ed Club Members around the globe to [...]

The world’s required reading list: The books that students read in 28 countries

This compilation of reading assigned to students everywhere will expand your horizons — and your bookshelves. In the US, most students are required to read To Kill a Mockingbird during their school years. This classic novel combines a moving coming-of-age story with big [...]

A Q&A about autism with Steve Silberman, author of NeuroTribes

Steve Silberman is a writer and contributing editor for Wired, and the author of NeuroTribes: The Legacy of Autism and the Future of Neurodiversity (which will be out in paperback on the 23rd). He gave a TED Talk on the forgotten [...]

5 TED-Ed Lessons for book lovers

When did novels stop being novel? Do comic books belong in school? How do you make a pop-up book, anyway? If you love books, then this playlist is for you. Watch the 5 TED-Ed Lessons below: 1. Who is Sherlock Holmes? [...]

50 books to read in 2016: TED-Ed Educators and TED Speakers share their picks

What should you read next? From art history to science fiction, here are 50 fantastic books recommended by TED speakers and TED-Ed educators: ART AND ART HISTORY Ways of Seeing by John Berger – “This is a classic art text [...]

10 teachers share the books that changed their lives

Happy National Book Month! To celebrate the power of a good book, we asked the TED-Ed Innovative Educators to share the books that changed their lives. Looking for a good education read? Check out their book list below. The Element by [...]