Redesigning instruction and addressing inequities: 6 TED-Ed Innovative Educators share their learnings

Earlier this year, alumni of the TED-Ed Innovative Educator (TIE) program embarked on their respective Innovation Project journeys – uniting their myriad gifts and experiences to tackle global issues in education. TIEs started the process by developing four Opportunity Statements [...]

The science behind panic attacks — and what you can do to manage them

Have you ever woken up in the morning — or even in the middle of the night — only to find that your body is already in full-blown, heart-racing fight-or-flight mode? Panic attacks are surprisingly common; at least one-third of [...]

Why we need to consider switching to a 4-day workweek

Iceland has made recent headlines by declaring the world’s largest ever trial of a shorter working week in the public sector a resounding success. After more than 2,500 workers moved to a 35- or 36-hour workweek and declared themselves happier, healthier and [...]

How one student turned an idea into a global mission to end our planet’s plastic waste crisis

In 2018, then 11-year-old Haaziq Kazi delivered his first TED Talk at TED-Ed Weekend and unveiled his prototype invention: a ship called Ervis that cleans plastic from the surface of the ocean. The homemade prototype he created in his bathtub [...]

We all know people who just can’t apologize — here’s why

Since I started writing the “Dear Guy” column, I’ve received many letters from readers asking why some people in their lives just seem unable to apologize — even when they’re clearly in the wrong. Are they just stubborn? Or is there [...]

A new immersive learning experience for the 21st century classroom

We are transitioning from a world of passive technology to a world full of active learning experiences. There is a wealth of opportunity for students to become creators of content, as opposed to simply consumers of content by using just [...]