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TEDTalks Education

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.

The boost students need to overcome obstacles | Anindya Kundu
The boost students need to overcome obstacles | Anindya Kundu 2017/09/25, 19:10
The boost students need to overcome obstacles | Anindya Kundu
The boost students need to overcome obstacles | Anindya Kundu
How can disadvantaged students succeed in school? For sociologist Anindya Kundu, grit and stick-to-itiveness aren't enough; students also need to develop their agency, or their capacity to overcome obstacles and navigate the system. He shares hopeful stories of students who have defied expectations in the face of personal, social and institutional challenges.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTEducation/~4/f8886aUuZcw" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Why Africa must become a center of knowledge again | Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò
Why Africa must become a center of knowledge again | Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò 2017/09/19, 19:06
Why Africa must become a center of knowledge again | Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò
Why Africa must become a center of knowledge again | Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò
How can Africa, the home to some of the largest bodies of water in the world, be said to have a water crisis? It doesn't, says Olúfẹ́mi Táíwò -- it has a knowledge crisis. Táíwò suggests that lack of knowledge on important topics like water and food is what stands between Africa's current state and a future of prosperity. In a powerful talk, he calls for Africa to make the production of knowledge within the continent rewarding and reclaim its position as a locus of learning on behalf of humanity.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTEducation/~4/WwWAJC4X4w8" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
To solve old problems, study new species | Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado
To solve old problems, study new species | Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado 2017/01/12, 18:07
To solve old problems, study new species | Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado
To solve old problems, study new species | Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado
Nature is wonderfully abundant, diverse and mysterious -- but biological research today tends to focus on only seven species, including rats, chickens, fruit flies and us. We're studying an astonishingly narrow sliver of life, says biologist Alejandro Sánchez Alvarado, and hoping it'll be enough to solve the oldest, most challenging problems in science, like cancer. In this visually captivating talk, Alvarado calls on us to interrogate the unknown and shows us the remarkable discoveries that surface when we do.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTEducation/~4/GUmEqokB2X4" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Want kids to learn well? Feed them well | Sam Kass
Want kids to learn well? Feed them well | Sam Kass 2017/01/05, 18:11
Want kids to learn well? Feed them well | Sam Kass
Want kids to learn well? Feed them well | Sam Kass
What can we expect our kids to learn if they're hungry or eating diets full of sugar and empty of nutrients? Former White House Chef and food policymaker Sam Kass discusses the role schools can play in nourishing students' bodies in addition to their minds.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTEducation/~4/5LASLYJZnXg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
How students of color confront impostor syndrome | Dena Simmons
How students of color confront impostor syndrome | Dena Simmons 2016/12/15, 17:58
How students of color confront impostor syndrome | Dena Simmons
How students of color confront impostor syndrome | Dena Simmons
As a black woman from a tough part of the Bronx who grew up to attain all the markers of academic prestige, Dena Simmons knows that for students of color, success in school sometimes comes at the cost of living authentically. Now an educator herself, Simmons discusses how we might create a classroom that makes all students feel proud of who they are. "Every child deserves an education that guarantees the safety to learn in the comfort of one's own skin," she says.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTEducation/~4/xbxBi_3qcqU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Math is the hidden secret to understanding the world | Roger Antonsen
Math is the hidden secret to understanding the world | Roger Antonsen 2016/11/18, 18:00
Math is the hidden secret to understanding the world | Roger Antonsen
Math is the hidden secret to understanding the world | Roger Antonsen
Unlock the mysteries and inner workings of the world through one of the most imaginative art forms ever -- mathematics -- with Roger Antonsen, as he explains how a slight change in perspective can reveal patterns, numbers and formulas as the gateways to empathy and understanding.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTEducation/~4/hT0xa2IJS8o" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Help for kids the education system ignores | Victor Rios
Help for kids the education system ignores | Victor Rios 2016/11/17, 18:16
Help for kids the education system ignores | Victor Rios
Help for kids the education system ignores | Victor Rios
Define students by what they contribute, not what they lack -- especially those with difficult upbringings, says educator Victor Rios. Interweaved with his personal tale of perseverance as an inner-city youth, Rios identifies three straightforward strategies to shift attitudes in education and calls for fellow educators to see "at-risk" students as "at-promise" individuals brimming with resilience, character and grit.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTEducation/~4/IA02RD2L3ho" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
How America's public schools keep kids in poverty | Kandice Sumner
How America's public schools keep kids in poverty | Kandice Sumner 2016/11/01, 17:08
How America's public schools keep kids in poverty | Kandice Sumner
How America's public schools keep kids in poverty | Kandice Sumner
Why should a good education be exclusive to rich kids? Schools in low-income neighborhoods across the US, specifically in communities of color, lack resources that are standard at wealthier schools -- things like musical instruments, new books, healthy school lunches and soccer fields -- and this has a real impact on the potential of students. Kandice Sumner sees the disparity every day in her classroom in Boston. In this inspiring talk, she asks us to face facts -- and change them.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTEducation/~4/EL8fYUMEyCM" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
4 reasons to learn a new language | John McWhorter
4 reasons to learn a new language | John McWhorter 2016/10/07, 22:54
4 reasons to learn a new language | John McWhorter
4 reasons to learn a new language | John McWhorter
English is fast becoming the world's universal language, and instant translation technology is improving every year. So why bother learning a foreign language? Linguist and Columbia professor John McWhorter shares four alluring benefits of learning an unfamiliar tongue.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTEducation/~4/UXU23HbvANU" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>
Why open a school? To close a prison | Nadia Lopez
Why open a school? To close a prison | Nadia Lopez 2016/09/21, 18:59
Why open a school? To close a prison | Nadia Lopez
Why open a school? To close a prison | Nadia Lopez
Our kids are our future, and it's crucial they believe it themselves. That's why Nadia Lopez opened an academic oasis in Brownsville, Brooklyn, one of the most underserved and violent neighborhoods in New York -- because she believes in every child's brilliance and capabilities. In this short, energizing talk, the founding principal of Mott Hall Bridges Academy (and a star of Humans of New York) shares how she helps her scholars envision a brighter future for themselves and their families.<img class="img-responsive" src="http://feeds.feedburner.com/~r/iTunesPodcastTTEducation/~4/rMWegTlxiBg" height="1" width="1" alt=""/>