TED Talks

TEDTalks is a daily video podcast of the best talks and performances from the TED Conference, where the world's leading thinkers and doers give the talk of their lives in 18 minutes (or less). Look for talks on Technology, Entertainment and Design -- plus science, business, global issues, the arts and much more. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas. TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages.

Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion


Rita Pierson, a teacher for 40 years, once heard a colleague say, "They don't pay me to like the kids." Her response: "Kids don't learn from people they don't like.'" A rousing call to educators to believe in their students and actually connect with them on a real, human, personal level.


Run, Jump, Learn! How Exercise can Transform our Schools: John J. Ratey, MD at TEDxManhattanBeach

While exercise in good for the body, Dr. John J. Ratey, MD,  argues it is more important for the brain, especially when it comes to students in the classroom.  Citing scientific studies and real world examples, this internationally recognized expert in the brain-exercise connection demonstrates how we can raise test scores, lower behavioral problems, and help the overall well-being of today's students with fitness based physical education.



Professor Carol Dweck: "Teaching a Growth Mindset", at Young Minds 2013 

Professor Carol Dweck is a leading researcher in the field of motivation and is a Professor of Psychology, Stanford University, USA.She is also the author of Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. In this video she discusses:

- Where do mindsets come from?

- What is the role of motivation in learning?

- How do mindsets affect students' achievements?
- What can teachers do to encourage students to face challenges rather than be overwhelmed by them?
- Changing the meaning of failure and effort.