Archive for month: November, 2017

“Think of hard times like bad weather — they too will pass” and more essential life advice from elders

It’s hard to feel a sweeping sense of perspective when you’re stuck in traffic, or feeling buried by work, or overwhelmed by family demands. But those are exactly the moments when some words of wisdom from your elders — the [...]

5 creative storytelling projects recommended by teachers, for everyone

Stories are powerful. Stories shape our ideas about what’s possible. What stories will your students choose to tell about the world? To expand your classroom toolkit of storytelling resources, try these 5 TED-Ed Innovation Project ideas with your students: 1. [...]

10 questions to ask your family around the table

Sometime between the first bite of turkey and the last slice of pie, it’ll happen: a lull in the dinner conversation. What will you do next? If you’re breaking bread with acquaintances, you might turn small talk into smart conversation or choose [...]

7 ideas about finding the work you were meant to do

You don’t “find your calling,” you fight for it — and other lessons from people who found their passion (sometimes late in life). Whether it was during a career aptitude test or in a heart-to-heart chat, chances are someone has talked to you about [...]

Make a DIY StoryCorps interview recording studio at your school

TED-Ed Innovation Projects are designed by educators, for educators, with the support and guidance of the TED-Ed Innovative Educator program. You are welcome to duplicate or modify this project to meet your school needs! In this TED-Ed Innovation Project, educational technologist Jimmy Juliano shares [...]

Make history by recording it with StoryCorps

Everyone has a story. What’s yours? What about your parents and teachers? Your elders and mentors? Now is a great time to add all of these stories to the largest living archive of human voices on the planet: StoryCorps The [...]