Archive for month: March, 2019

How we can fix math education through play

Math tends to inspire groans, moans and a fair amount of anxiety. But is there any way to make math enjoyable? Or, dare we say … fun? First, we have to heal the generational trauma, says educator and puzzle aficionado [...]

Don’t have 10,000 hours to learn something new? That’s fine — all you need is 20

Writer Josh Kaufman shares his own tried-and-tested technique to learn a new skill by putting in just 45 minutes a day for a month. We all have them — the lovelorn musical instruments, the dusty sports equipment, the barely-cracked language [...]

How to raise a child who cares

Ever worry that your kid is a jerk? Or wish they’d send a thank-you note without your forcing them to do it? Empathy can be developed and encouraged in young people. Psychiatrist Daniel Siegel and social worker Tina Payne Bryson [...]

Want to fight climate change? Educate a girl

It’s that simple. Making sure that girls around the world can go to school helps them and their families, of course, but also benefits the entire world. If I asked you to name one of the most effective ways to [...]

6 great apps to try next, recommended by and for educators

Looking to mix things up in your classroom next year? There’s an app for that! We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators to share the apps they’d like to see every educator try in 2018. Here’s what they suggest: Swift Playgrounds “Swift [...]

How to help a teacher out

  Everyone wants kids to thrive in school — but what about the teachers who are there to make that happen? What can parents and community members do that might be actually useful, valued and appreciated by educators? From the deeply [...]

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 [...]