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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.

Latest Episodes

How farming could employ Africa's young workforce -- and help build peace | Kola Masha

Africa's youth is coming of age rapidly, but job growth on the continent isn't keeping up. The result: financial insecurity and, in some cases, a turn towards insurgent groups. In a passionate talk, agricultural entrepreneur Kola Masha details his plan to bring leadership and investment to small farmers in Africa -- and employ a rising generation.

10 MIN2018 JUL 10
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How farming could employ Africa's young workforce -- and help build peace | Kola Masha

A crash course in organic chemistry | Jakob Magolan

Jakob Magolan is here to change your perception of organic chemistry. In an accessible talk packed with striking graphics, he teaches us the basics while breaking the stereotype that organic chemistry is something to be afraid of.

15 MIN2018 JUL 6
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A crash course in organic chemistry | Jakob Magolan

Why you should love gross science | Anna Rothschild

What can we learn from the slimy, smelly side of life? In this playful talk, science journalist Anna Rothschild shows us the hidden wisdom of "gross stuff" and explains why avoiding the creepy underbelly of nature, medicine and technology closes us off to important sources of knowledge about our health and the world. "When we explore the gross side of life, we find insights that we never would have thought we'd find, and we even often reveal beauty that we didn't think was there," Rothschild says.

13 MIN2018 JUN 22
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Why you should love gross science | Anna Rothschild

Comics belong in the classroom | Gene Luen Yang

Comic books and graphic novels belong in every teacher's toolkit, says cartoonist and educator Gene Luen Yang. Set against the backdrop of his own witty, colorful drawings, Yang explores the history of comics in American education -- and reveals some unexpected insights about their potential for helping kids learn.

10 MIN2018 MAY 25
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Comics belong in the classroom | Gene Luen Yang

To learn is to be free | Shameem Akhtar

Shameem Akhtar posed as a boy during her early childhood in Pakistan so she could enjoy the privileges Pakistani girls are rarely afforded: to play outside and attend school. In an eye-opening, personal talk, Akhtar recounts how the opportunity to get an education altered the course of her life -- and ultimately changed the culture of her village, where today every young girl goes to school.

12 MIN2018 MAR 2
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To learn is to be free | Shameem Akhtar

This company pays kids to do their math homework | Mohamad Jebara

Mohamad Jebara loves mathematics -- but he's concerned that too many students grow up thinking that this beautiful, rewarding subject is difficult and boring. His company is experimenting with a bold idea: paying students for completing weekly math homework. He explores the ethics of this model and how it's helping students -- and why learning math is crucial in the era of fake news.

13 MIN2018 FEB 8
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This company pays kids to do their math homework | Mohamad Jebara

How we can help hungry kids, one text at a time | Su Kahumbu

Su Kahumbu raises badass cows -- healthy, well-fed animals whose protein is key to solving a growing crisis in Africa: childhood nutritional stunting. With iCow, a simple SMS service she developed to support small-scale livestock farmers, the TED Fellow is helping farmers across the continent by texting them tips on caring for and raising animals. Learn more about how this cheap innovation is helping feed hungry kids, one text at a time.

7 MIN2018 FEB 7
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How we can help hungry kids, one text at a time | Su Kahumbu

What we don't teach kids about sex | Sue Jaye Johnson

As parents, it's our job to teach our kids about sex. But beyond "the talk," which covers biology and reproduction, there's so much more we can say about the human experience of being in our bodies. Introducing "The Talk 2.0," Sue Jaye Johnson shows us how we can teach our children to tune in to their sensations and provide them with the language to communicate their desires and emotions -- without shutting down or numbing out.

7 MIN2018 JAN 5
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What we don't teach kids about sex | Sue Jaye Johnson

The global learning crisis -- and what to do about it | Amel Karboul

15 MIN2017 NOV 3
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The global learning crisis -- and what to do about it | Amel Karboul

The boost students need to overcome obstacles | Anindya Kundu

7 MIN2017 SEP 25
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The boost students need to overcome obstacles | Anindya Kundu

Latest Episodes

How farming could employ Africa's young workforce -- and help build peace | Kola Masha

Africa's youth is coming of age rapidly, but job growth on the continent isn't keeping up. The result: financial insecurity and, in some cases, a turn towards insurgent groups. In a passionate talk, agricultural entrepreneur Kola Masha details his plan to bring leadership and investment to small farmers in Africa -- and employ a rising generation.

10 MIN2018 JUL 10
Comments
How farming could employ Africa's young workforce -- and help build peace | Kola Masha

A crash course in organic chemistry | Jakob Magolan

Jakob Magolan is here to change your perception of organic chemistry. In an accessible talk packed with striking graphics, he teaches us the basics while breaking the stereotype that organic chemistry is something to be afraid of.

15 MIN2018 JUL 6
Comments
A crash course in organic chemistry | Jakob Magolan

Why you should love gross science | Anna Rothschild

What can we learn from the slimy, smelly side of life? In this playful talk, science journalist Anna Rothschild shows us the hidden wisdom of "gross stuff" and explains why avoiding the creepy underbelly of nature, medicine and technology closes us off to important sources of knowledge about our health and the world. "When we explore the gross side of life, we find insights that we never would have thought we'd find, and we even often reveal beauty that we didn't think was there," Rothschild says.

13 MIN2018 JUN 22
Comments
Why you should love gross science | Anna Rothschild

Comics belong in the classroom | Gene Luen Yang

Comic books and graphic novels belong in every teacher's toolkit, says cartoonist and educator Gene Luen Yang. Set against the backdrop of his own witty, colorful drawings, Yang explores the history of comics in American education -- and reveals some unexpected insights about their potential for helping kids learn.

10 MIN2018 MAY 25
Comments
Comics belong in the classroom | Gene Luen Yang

To learn is to be free | Shameem Akhtar

Shameem Akhtar posed as a boy during her early childhood in Pakistan so she could enjoy the privileges Pakistani girls are rarely afforded: to play outside and attend school. In an eye-opening, personal talk, Akhtar recounts how the opportunity to get an education altered the course of her life -- and ultimately changed the culture of her village, where today every young girl goes to school.

12 MIN2018 MAR 2
Comments
To learn is to be free | Shameem Akhtar

This company pays kids to do their math homework | Mohamad Jebara

Mohamad Jebara loves mathematics -- but he's concerned that too many students grow up thinking that this beautiful, rewarding subject is difficult and boring. His company is experimenting with a bold idea: paying students for completing weekly math homework. He explores the ethics of this model and how it's helping students -- and why learning math is crucial in the era of fake news.

13 MIN2018 FEB 8
Comments
This company pays kids to do their math homework | Mohamad Jebara

How we can help hungry kids, one text at a time | Su Kahumbu

Su Kahumbu raises badass cows -- healthy, well-fed animals whose protein is key to solving a growing crisis in Africa: childhood nutritional stunting. With iCow, a simple SMS service she developed to support small-scale livestock farmers, the TED Fellow is helping farmers across the continent by texting them tips on caring for and raising animals. Learn more about how this cheap innovation is helping feed hungry kids, one text at a time.

7 MIN2018 FEB 7
Comments
How we can help hungry kids, one text at a time | Su Kahumbu

What we don't teach kids about sex | Sue Jaye Johnson

As parents, it's our job to teach our kids about sex. But beyond "the talk," which covers biology and reproduction, there's so much more we can say about the human experience of being in our bodies. Introducing "The Talk 2.0," Sue Jaye Johnson shows us how we can teach our children to tune in to their sensations and provide them with the language to communicate their desires and emotions -- without shutting down or numbing out.

7 MIN2018 JAN 5
Comments
What we don't teach kids about sex | Sue Jaye Johnson

The global learning crisis -- and what to do about it | Amel Karboul

15 MIN2017 NOV 3
Comments
The global learning crisis -- and what to do about it | Amel Karboul

The boost students need to overcome obstacles | Anindya Kundu

7 MIN2017 SEP 25
Comments
The boost students need to overcome obstacles | Anindya Kundu

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