Archive for month: November, 2018

A bold step for womankind: Meet the young women behind Kyrgyzstan’s satellite program

Ranging in age from 17 to 25, they are challenging their country’s gender norms by learning engineering and coding, and setting their sights on infinity and beyond. In Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgyzstan, a dedicated group at the Kyrgyz Space [...]

Share these 20 brilliant ideas with your favorite teachers (and everyone else)

What’s one thing that you’d like to see educators try out in 2018? We asked the TED-Ed Innovative Educators to share their favorite ideas. Here’s what they suggest: It’s 2018! Drop the double-negative zero. Let students revise until they get [...]

Bridge the gaps between teachers and students with Roll Call

BIO A few years ago, TED-Ed Innovative Educator Kristin Leong was leading a classroom discussion in Washington State about racism, identity, and To Kill a Mockingbird, when one 8th grade student raised his hand and observed, “Ms. Leong, you’re the [...]

3 reasons to be kind to educators

Any dedicated educator can tell you: A teaching job extends far beyond the classroom. Molding the minds of future leaders while simultaneously ferrying them across the rapids of childhood and adolescence — and dealing with the economics of the job [...]

Ode to my daughter’s teacher

When I was diagnosed with breast cancer in 2013, my kids were 6 and 3 years old. There are so many things that go through your mind when you’re diagnosed with cancer. The biggest concern for me, though, was how [...]

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, [...]

How to lead a brainstorm

Brainstorming was invented in the 1930s as a practical idea-generation technique for regular use by “creatives” within the ad agency BBDO. The skill began to gain a wider audience in 1942, when Alex Osborn — the “O” in BBDO — [...]