5 simple tips to help you have a real conversation with a teen

A quick guide to get beyond “Fine” and “Whatever,” from child psychologist Shelja Sen. Parents often talk about how tough it is to talk to teenagers, how their kids won’t say anything or listen to them. Let’s take a typical [...]

Practical money advice from a self-taught financial advisor

Curtis Carroll turned his life around in San Quentin by learning the stock market, and now he’s teaching others to do the same. Here, he shares some basics to know before you start buying stocks. Curtis Carroll is a sought-after [...]

5 TED-Ed Lessons to watch on World Wildlife Day

Five years ago, the United Nations declared March 3rd as World Wildlife Day in hopes of creating support for both national and global action to protect and celebrate Earth’s rich animal and plant life. Brush up on your wildlife knowledge [...]

Character design 101: How to infuse a drawing with personality

How do you give a drawing of a zebra finch a clear personality? How can you use your personal relationships to infuse a drawing with character? TED-Ed animator Lisa LaBracio, who directed and animated our lesson “How do birds learn [...]

6 great apps to try next, recommended by and for educators

Looking to mix things up in your classroom next year? There’s an app for that! We asked TED-Ed Innovative Educators to share the apps they’d like to see every educator try in 2018. Here’s what they suggest: Swift Playgrounds “Swift [...]

One way to teach empathy through STEM

Anthony Johnson is a fifth-grade science and social studies teacher at Isenberg Elementary School in Salisbury, North Carolina. He is also an Apple Distinguished Educator and TED-Ed Innovative Educator. Charity Ramsey is a fifth-grade 5th science and English teacher at Isenberg [...]