Category: News + Updates

5 exercises to help you build more empathy

Empathy — or understanding the thoughts and feelings of the people around us — is one of the most important and most trying parts of being social creatures. But what exactly is empathy? And crucially, can we have more? Stanford [...]

The steep price we pay for cheap chocolate

Thousands of years ago, the Maya people of Central America believed that chocolate was the food of the gods. The Maya — who helped pioneer cultivation of the cocoa tree, along with the Toltec and Aztec peoples — even used [...]

The technology gap: How to ensure students aren’t falling behind

Across the United States, 15 million students lack access to the technology and devices they need to participate in online distance learning. As educators continue to develop online and hybrid learning models in response to the pandemic and our reliance [...]

10 incredible women in history you should know

A few years ago, I began to notice that the people I taught about in my World History classes were, more often than not, European men. When women were included in the state curriculum, they felt like token inclusions who [...]

Want to inspire action? Write someone out of the story

If someone forgets your birthday or can’t remember your name, it’s easy to set things right. However, what happens when someone doesn’t include you in your own story? How do you right that wrong? Throughout history, half the population has [...]

Introducing the launch of the TED-Ed Innovative Educator Alumni Innovation Projects

In 2015, TED-Ed launched the TED-Ed Innovative Educator (TIE) program, a year-long professional development program for dynamic educators who are dedicated to celebrating the ideas of students and teachers around the world. Six years later, we have 104 alumni representing [...]

Do you know the 5 love languages? Here’s what they are — and how to use them

Have you ever been asked “What’s your love language?” Chances are, you have. Because the concept — first created by counselor and pastor Gary Chapman, unpacked in a series of books, and picked up by many others — has spread far and [...]