Understanding the outbreak of a virus

Because of the recent outbreak of the novel coronavirus, first reported in Wuhan, China, we thought it might be helpful to gather some of our resources that offer valuable insights on topics being circulated in the news. For example, what [...]

3 steps to having difficult conversations

What’s your elephant in the room? Every group — whether it’s a family or a team in the workplace — has one: an uncomfortable, complicated or charged conversation that hasn’t happened but needs to. Maybe it’s about salary, taking someone’s [...]

Be a part of TED-Ed Weekend… VIRTUALLY!

On February 8th, TED-Ed Weekend is going to be celebrating students around the world. And here at TED-Ed, we want to make sure those of you watching remotely are a part of it. Can’t make it to TED HQ in [...]

How to explain anything to anyone: 4 steps to clearer communication

“Have you ever had this experience?” asks physicist Dominic Walliman in a TEDxEastVan Talk. “You’re having a chat with someone, and they’re telling you something about a subject they’re very interested in or they know a lot about, and you’re following along. Then, at [...]

What matters most when speaking a new language

Instead of looking at a foreign language as an art to be mastered and perfected, think of it as a tool you can use to get a result, says communication skills trainer Marianna Pascal. When we’re studying a new language, [...]

The 10 most popular TED-Ed Animations of 2019

In 2019, our YouTube audience spent over 23 million hours watching TED-Ed Animations (that’s equal to over 2,600 years!). Our most-viewed videos of 2019 include a couple of monumental myths, a radical and rebellious nun, an infamous personality test, and more. [...]