Archive for month: October, 2020

Your climate crisis reading list: 15 essential reads

We — Ayana Elizabeth Johnson and Katharine Wilkinson — are climate experts who focus on solutions, leadership and building community. We are a natural and a social scientist, a Northerner and a Southerner. We’re also both lifelong inter-disciplinarians in love with words and the [...]

How writing about difficult experiences can help you take back your power

I have a question for you. Have you ever seen something and you wish you could have said something — but you didn’t? And I have a second question. Has something ever happened to you and you never said anything about it [...]

Students’ poetry offers beautiful and surprising perspective on pandemic

When educator Kim Preshoff asked the students in her environmental science classes to create blackout poetry for Earth Day, she was expecting some nature-inspired poems and thoughts on the state of our planet. What she got back were profound and [...]

A thank you to all of our TED-Ed educators

TED-Ed’s mission is to amplify the ideas and lessons of educators and students around the world. We do this by working closely with dedicated groups of educators, and the reach and impact of TED-Ed for learners everywhere is all thanks [...]

Earth School launched to keep students connected to nature

Today, over 1.5 billion children are unable to go to school. Coronavirus’ impact goes beyond the health and economic crisis; it is also jeopardizing the education of students around the world. Teachers are scrambling to offer students lessons online and [...]

What matters most when speaking a new language

Instead of looking at a foreign language as an art to be mastered and perfected, think of it as a tool you can use to get a result, says communication skills trainer Marianna Pascal. When we’re studying a new language, [...]

How to persuade your favorite meat eater to try a meatless Monday

If we want the people in our lives to put down their steak knives and seriously consider changing their diets, we need to change the conversations we’re having with them, says food innovator Bruce Friedrich. Here’s what to say — [...]