Archive for month: March, 2017

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 — [...]

How much do you know about the women who shaped modern physics?

Theoretical physicist (and TED Fellow) Shohini Ghose has two great passions: physics, and advocating for gender equity in the sciences. “There are still relatively few women in physics — and the higher up the ladder in academia or industry you [...]

10 tips for talking about news, politics and current events in schools

In schools everywhere, students are deeply affected by current events. Certain policy changes and related commentary can cause children to experience fear, confusion and anxiety. For example, some kids might fear deportation. Others might be upset about hurtful generalizations they [...]

Should emotions be taught in schools?

Who taught you how to identify and manage your emotions, how to recognize them when they arose, and how to navigate your way through them? For many adults, the answer is: No one. You hacked your way through those confusing [...]

Should every kid learn to love computer science?

The short answer is yes. Here’s why. In the Lego Movie, the protagonists are “master builders” — enlightened blockheads with a superior understanding of how the tiny pieces of their plastic world fit together. This special knowledge allows our mini [...]

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 [...]

The magic of collaboration: These two teachers created #GlobalSpeedChat to promote cross-cultural understanding among students

Colleagues, mentors, friends. This is how two TED-Ed Innovative Educators — Kim Preshoff and Jennifer Hesseltine — describe each other after meeting face-to-face for the first time. Below, Kim and Jen describe what happened next: It was one year ago at TEDYouth in [...]