Archive for month: August, 2019

6 dos and don’ts for next-level slides, from a slide expert

Want to prevent yawns and glazed-over eyes? Before you deliver your next speech, pitch or address, learn how to create exceptional slides by following these rules (with real before-and-afters). Slides are an expected and crucial part of most speeches, presentations, [...]

Need to stop procrastinating? Try this.

Procrastination isn’t shameful or a character flaw. Instead it’s rooted in a very human need: the need to feel competent and worthy, says educator Nic Voge. “It’s 11 o’clock. You’re in your dorm room, and you have a paper due in [...]

How to raise kids without rigid gender stereotypes

We call young people who step outside gender lines “brave.” But if adults truly want to support them, we need to be willing to show some courage and embrace some discomfort, say Michele Yulo and Audrey Mason-Hyde. “When we find [...]

How to talk to kids about sex

Today, it’s not enough to have one birds-and-the-bees talk; it needs to be an open, ongoing conversation. Author and activist Christa Desir explains why and how. The first few times I talked to high school students about sexual assault, when [...]

Pratt students animate Student Talks ideas!

For the past two years, TED-Ed and Pratt’s Department of Digital Arts have provided undergraduate students the opportunity to create animations for the Student Talks Program. Mike Enright, Pratt’s Adjunct Associate Professor of Digital Arts, and our very own Animation [...]

Have you mispronounced someone’s name? Here’s what to do next

Most of us have stumbled when saying an unfamiliar name. That’s natural, but it’s what we do afterwards that really matters, says writer Gerardo Ochoa. Do you remember being in 5th grade? I’ll never forget it — because that’s when [...]

Powerful life lessons from teachers, collected by their students

By training kids to interview their teachers, film them, and elicit their wisdom, Deepak Ramola is helping them gain valuable new skills and new appreciation for their elders. At a primary school in northern India, the tables have been turned [...]