Archive for month: June, 2020

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 [...]

Learn to “Think Like A Coder” with our new series

Curious about coding? Want to build your programming skills? Or perhaps you just love a good problem-solving challenge? We’re thrilled to announce our new 10-episode series: Think Like A Coder. The series, in partnership with YouTube Learning Playlists, will challenge [...]

6 dos and don’ts for next-level slides, from a slide expert

Want to prevent yawns and glazed-over eyes? Before you deliver your next speech, pitch or address, learn how to create exceptional slides by following these rules (with real before-and-afters). Slides are an expected and crucial part of most speeches, presentations, [...]

Need to stop procrastinating? Try this.

Procrastination isn’t shameful or a character flaw. Instead it’s rooted in a very human need: the need to feel competent and worthy, says educator Nic Voge. “It’s 11 o’clock. You’re in your dorm room, and you have a paper due in [...]

How to raise kids without rigid gender stereotypes

We call young people who step outside gender lines “brave.” But if adults truly want to support them, we need to be willing to show some courage and embrace some discomfort, say Michele Yulo and Audrey Mason-Hyde. “When we find [...]

How to talk to kids about sex

Today, it’s not enough to have one birds-and-the-bees talk; it needs to be an open, ongoing conversation. Author and activist Christa Desir explains why and how. The first few times I talked to high school students about sexual assault, when [...]