Archive for month: March, 2019

Meet the fourth cohort of TED-Ed Innovative Educators!

  What could education look like if every innovative voice from the classroom to the superintendent boardroom was shared and amplified globally? The fourth cohort of TED-ED Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed Team are embarking on a mission to find [...]

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 [...]

Want to be happy? Slow down

In 1972, Matthieu Ricard had a promising career in biochemistry, trying to figure out the secrets of E. coli bacteria. A chance encounter with Buddhism led to an about turn, and Ricard has spent the past 40+ years living in the Himalayas, studying mindfulness [...]

Need a fresh perspective? See the world like a horse does (or a cow or a cat or an ant …)

Practice an act of radical empathy — try to put yourself in the hoofsteps, pawprints and undulations of other creatures and appreciate all the ways of being and doing that exist on this planet. We are not alone. On Earth, [...]

If you want to tackle big problems, try thinking like a bee

Honey bees can show us the power to be found in thinking small, says beekeeper Marianne Gee. New month. New day. New leaf. So you’ve woken up and decided you’re finally going to take on the big, big problem that’s [...]

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 [...]

What can we learn from people who succeed later in life?

As a society, we tend to focus on prodigies — the young stars in their fields. But what if we looked at the people at the opposite end of the timeline instead? By studying them, network scientist Albert-László Barabási has [...]