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What should future schools look like? How do brains learn? Some of the world's greatest educators, researchers, and community leaders share their stories and visions onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

TED Talks Education TED

    • Education
    • 4.0 • 428 Ratings

What should future schools look like? How do brains learn? Some of the world's greatest educators, researchers, and community leaders share their stories and visions onstage at the TED conference, TEDx events and partner events around the world. You can also download these and many other videos free on TED.com, with an interactive English transcript and subtitles in up to 80 languages. TED is a nonprofit devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading.

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    How schools can nurture every student's genius | Trish Millines Dziko

    How schools can nurture every student's genius | Trish Millines Dziko

    Forget home economics and standardized tests, education visionary Trish Millines Dziko has a much more engaging and fulfilling way for students to develop real-world skills. Get schooled by Dziko as she shares how project-based learning can transform public education and unlock genius for the next generation of critical thinkers, problem solvers, ideators and leaders.

    • 15 min
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    The mission to safeguard Black history in the US | Julieanna L. Richardson

    The mission to safeguard Black history in the US | Julieanna L. Richardson

    Black history in the US is rich, profound -- and at risk of being lost forever, if not for the monumental efforts of Julieanna L. Richardson. As the founder of The HistoryMakers -- the largest national archive of African American video-oral history -- Richardson shares some of the unknown and incredible legacies of Black America, highlighting the importance of documenting and preserving the past for future generations.

    • 15 min
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    What Wikipedia teaches us about balancing truth and beliefs | Katherine Maher

    What Wikipedia teaches us about balancing truth and beliefs | Katherine Maher

    Even with public trust at an all-time low, Wikipedia continues to maintain people's confidence. How do they do it? Former CEO of Wikimedia Foundation Katherine Maher delves into the transparent, adaptable and community-building ways the online encyclopedia brings free and reliable information to the public -- while also accounting for bias and difference of opinion. "The seeds of our disagreement can actually become the roots of our common purpose," she says.

    • 14 min
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    My long walk across India for women's freedom | Srishti Bakshi

    My long walk across India for women's freedom | Srishti Bakshi

    There are 600 million women in India -- yet they are rarely seen outdoors after sunset because of safety concerns like harassment and catcalls. On a mission to create safer public spaces, women's rights advocate Srishti Bakshi talks about how she embarked on a 2,300-mile walk across the length of India (a distance equivalent to traveling from New York City to Los Angeles), conducting driving workshops to empower women's mobility across the country. "The more women see other women in public spaces, the more safe, independent and empowered each of us will be," Bakshi says.

    • 9 min
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    Ukraine's fight to keep educating its children | Zoya Lytvyn

    Ukraine's fight to keep educating its children | Zoya Lytvyn

    The Russian invasion of Ukraine has destroyed so much -- including hundreds of schools, where the country's children were forging their futures -- but it has not stopped Ukrainians from pursuing knowledge and curiosity. In a deeply moving talk, education leader Zoya Lytvyn shares her first-hand experience evacuating Kyiv and takes us inside the ongoing effort to continue educating children amid war and destruction. "As long as our children keep learning and our teachers keep teaching -- even while they are starving in shelters under bombardment, even in refugee camps -- we are undefeated," she says.

    • 6 min
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    The creativity and community behind fanfiction | Cecilia Aragon

    The creativity and community behind fanfiction | Cecilia Aragon

    The wildly diverse, thoughtful and hilarious world of fanfiction -- where writers reimagine favorite stories like "Harry Potter," "Pokémon," "My Little Pony" and more -- is ever-growing and becoming a vital social and learning tool. Author, professor and fanfiction writer Cecilia Aragon has observed how this incredible outlet for creativity encourages and empowers young people to embrace their imagination. Detailing her research into the vast online fanfiction community, Aragon shares its potential to foster a sense of belonging, strengthen writing skills and shape the future of literature.

    • 14 min

Customer Reviews

4.0 out of 5
428 Ratings

428 Ratings

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TED talks education

I decided to go with the style of TED talks for a few reasons. The first being it's very familiar and easy to use. Second, in most podcasts you don't see the people talking, you usually just listen to them while on TED talks you get to see the people talking and see and feel the emotions and expressions during their talks. There are a few things that I found to be very memorable. Such as when one of the speakers said to raise our kids to give them the tools to solve the problems we want to solve. Meaning the problems we see in our society we raise our kids to fight those problems. The speaker goes on to talk about how parents who don't want to talk about hard things to talk about often make the kid figure out those things on their own which can be very dangerous especially if the kid is using the wrong things to learn from. Another speaker came out and talked about how she used to love dirtbikes but they were illegal to own at her age in her town so she got really big into science and in class she blew her eyebrows off, glued someone to a chair, and even made stink bombs in class. And the teacher just chopped her up for being the “ bad kid” when they were overlooking the talents she had. AT the same time the only thing I didn't like is a lot of the speaker's rambling off and telling stories that have nothing to do with the overall point they're getting at. Overall I would give this podcast a 4 stars out of 5 because it brought up some very good stories that a lot of people can relate to and also talked about things everyone and society can work on to improve.

dinirules ,

Not bad at all

At first I was reluctant to listening to this since I thought it would be just like the rest. But now this has taught me things. I like a lot of them, but some I don’t

Sydnee A. M. ,

Podcast Review

While doing research on adolescent behavior I started looking into various podcasts on education. The one thing that caught my attention in “TED Talks Education,” was the episode [Why students should have mental health days.] I then started to take a deeper dive and found many episodes pertaining to mental health and motivation which are both of great interest to me. While I have found many inspiring TED Talk episodes in the past, I couldn’t help but notice that some of the episodes in this podcast were either irrelevant to education or had a speaker who bragged about making a change without saying how. However, don’t let my opinion on those few episodes keep you from enjoying the many that are both inspiring and follow the education theme of the podcast. My two personal favorites were [Creative ways to get kids to thrive in school] and the one I mentioned earlier about student mental health. Both had a focus on mental health and how schools could work to improve it by allowing days off for it and working with students with behavioral challenges rather than disregarding them. They also had an emphasis on teaching students how to identify what their feelings are, how to manage them, and how to advocate for themselves. Another episode I found inspiring was [How teachers can help students navigate trauma.] From this episode I received what I believe is the most important lesson I will ever learn as a student teacher: don’t assume you already know the ending to your students story. I find this to be an incredibly inspiring message about not stereotyping our students which is the reason why I rate this podcast five stars, and will continue to use it personally, as well as suggest it to others in the field.

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