Archive for month: May, 2019

Powerful life lessons from teachers, collected by their students

By training kids to interview their teachers, film them, and elicit their wisdom, Deepak Ramola is helping them gain valuable new skills and new appreciation for their elders. At a primary school in northern India, the tables have been turned [...]

Meet the fourth cohort of TED-Ed Innovative Educators!

  What could education look like if every innovative voice from the classroom to the superintendent boardroom was shared and amplified globally? The fourth cohort of TED-ED Innovative Educators and the TED-Ed Team are embarking on a mission to find [...]

Scared of too much color in your life? Learn to let go of your fear — and find more joy

Bright, vivid color really does give us more energy — and that’s just one of the things designer Ingrid Fetell Lee discovered in her 10-year search for the sources of joy. Few people would name their favorite color as gray [...]

Need a fresh perspective? See the world like a horse does (or a cow or a cat or an ant …)

Practice an act of radical empathy — try to put yourself in the hoofsteps, pawprints and undulations of other creatures and appreciate all the ways of being and doing that exist on this planet. We are not alone. On Earth, [...]

Don’t have 10,000 hours to learn something new? That’s fine — all you need is 20

Writer Josh Kaufman shares his own tried-and-tested technique to learn a new skill by putting in just 45 minutes a day for a month. We all have them — the lovelorn musical instruments, the dusty sports equipment, the barely-cracked language [...]

5 simple ways to stay creative when you’re off from school

Who invented the popsicle? Why is ketchup so hard to pour? Is binge watching bad for you? Now is the perfect time to explore the questions that spark your creativity. Here are 5 more ways to stay inspired: 1. Design your [...]

How to lead a brainstorm

Brainstorming was invented in the 1930s as a practical idea-generation technique for regular use by “creatives” within the ad agency BBDO. The skill began to gain a wider audience in 1942, when Alex Osborn — the “O” in BBDO — [...]