What is COP26? Here’s how global climate negotiations work and what’s at stake

For two weeks this November, world leaders and national negotiators will meet in Glasgow, Scotland, to discuss what to do about climate change. It’s a complex process that can be hard to make sense of from the outside, but it’s how [...]

Assessing innovations from the pandemic and reinvesting in educator well-being: 9 educators share their learnings

This is part 2 in a series focusing on what educators are building through the TED-Ed Innovative Educator Alumni Innovation Projects. Read part 1 here.  The TED-Ed Innovative Educator Alumni Innovation Projects launched as a way to solve some of [...]

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 [...]