How teachers can turn their classrooms INSIDE OUT through portraiture with artist JR

There’s a reason why people in the Renaissance commissioned masters to capture their likeness in swirls of paint, why people in the 1800s flocked to studios to have their daguerreotypes etched on silver plates, and why even today we stand [...]

5 ways to create change as a student

Chances are, if you clicked on this article, you’re young and and you’re itching for a change. Maybe you noticed that your local homeless shelter is underfunded. Maybe your school isn’t accessible for differently abled individuals. Whatever it is, you [...]

Art + Science: How the work of George Seurat inspired a TED-Ed Animation on emergence

Let’s go behind the scenes of one recent TED-Ed Lesson, How do schools of fish swim in harmony?, which examines the concept of emergence. In this TED-Ed Lesson, the animated style just so happens to have been largely influenced by the pointillist [...]

Here’s how to win at Monopoly, according to math experts

Oh, those family gatherings. Once you have stuffed yourself silly with an elaborate meal, there is little left to help you avoid spending some dreaded “quality time” with your relatives. Rather than fill an evening debating politics or dodging prying [...]

“Think of hard times like bad weather — they too will pass” and more essential life advice from elders

It’s hard to feel a sweeping sense of perspective when you’re stuck in traffic, or feeling buried by work, or overwhelmed by family demands. But those are exactly the moments when some words of wisdom from your elders — the [...]

Which of these habits is keeping you from being a great communicator?

Over the years, Julian Treasure has identified a set of common emotional drivers that suck the power out of communication. He calls these the four leeches. “Most people — me included! — have most, or all, of them in some form,” [...]