TED Talks related to Education & Child Development

TED ( Technology, Entertainment, Design ) Talks are influential videos from expert speakers on education, business, science, tech and creativity, with subtitles in 100+ languages.  TED devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks, by few of the most influential people of our time.

We have curated few talks relevant to education, child development & parenting. A must hear for all.

  • Grit the Power of Passion & Perseverance– Leaving a high-flying job in consulting, Angela Lee Duckworth took a job teaching math to seventh graders in a New York public school. She quickly realized that IQ wasn’t the only thing separating the successful students from those who struggled. Here, she explains her theory of “grit” as a predictor of success.
  • The power of believing that you can improve Carol Dweck researches “growth mindset” — the idea that we can grow our brain’s capacity to learn and to solve problems. In this talk, she describes two ways to think about a problem that’s slightly too hard for you to solve. Carol Dweck is a pioneering researcher in the field of motivation, why people succeed (or don’t) and how to foster success.
  • The new era of positive psychology Positive psychologist Martin Seligman talks about psychology — both as a developing field of study, and as it works one-on-one with each patient and each practitioner. Martin Seligman is the founder of positive psychology, a field of study that examines healthy states, such as happiness, strength of character and optimism.
  • Why believe in others Neurologist and psychiatrist Viktor Frankl pioneered an approach to psychotherapy that focuses on the human search for meaning.
  • The riddle of experience vs. memory Widely regarded as the world’s most influential living psychologist, Daniel Kahneman won the Nobel in Economics for his pioneering work in behavioral economics — exploring the irrational ways we make decisions about risk.
  • The power of introverts In a culture where being social and outgoing are prized above all else, it can be difficult, even shameful, to be an introvert. But, as Susan Cain argues in this passionate talk, introverts bring extraordinary talents and abilities to the world, and should be encouraged and celebrated. Susan Cain is the “Chief Revolutionary” of the Quiet Revolution — a growing movement championing introversion, spurred on by her viral 2012 TED Talk
  • Do Schools Kill Creativity? In this TED Talk, Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
  • The Danger of a Single Story. Our lives, our cultures, are composed of many overlapping stories. Novelist Chimamanda Adichie tells the story of how she found her authentic cultural voice — and warns that if we hear only a single story about another person or country, we risk a critical misunderstanding.
  • Let us Teach for Mastery, Not Test Scores! Would you choose to build a house on top of an unfinished foundation? Of course not. Why, then, do we rush students through education when they haven’t always grasped the basics? Yes, it’s complicated, but educator Sal Khan shares his plan to turn struggling students into scholars by helping them master concepts at their own pace.
  • Bring On the Learning Revolution!– In this talk Sir Ken Robinson makes the case for a radical shift from standardized schools to personalized learning — creating conditions where kids’ natural talents can flourish.
  • The power of vulnerability Brené Brown is a research professor at the University of Houston, where she holds the Huffington Foundation – Brené Brown Endowed Chair at the Graduate College of Social Work. She is also a visiting professor in management at The University of Texas at Austin McCombs School of Business.
  • Should you live for your résumé … or your eulogy? Within each of us are two selves, suggests David Brooks in this meditative short talk: the self who craves success, who builds a résumé, and the self who seeks connection, community, love — the values that make for a great eulogy. Writer and thinker David Brooks has covered business, crime and politics over a long career in journalism. Another excellent TED talk by him The lies our culture tells us about what matters — and a better way to live

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