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How We Learn

Teachers of all kinds can find fresh resources -- and inspiration -- in this batch of TEDTalks. Some talks may shake your worldview: Sir Ken Robinson questions the very basis of our education system, while Erin McKean does the same for our most sacred of reference books, the dictionary. Others (like Dave Eggers) celebrate the extraordinary power of teachers and schools -- and share ways you can help them.

Look here for pointers to amazing classroom tools and techniques. Alan Kay shares some software tools that help kids "get" math and science instead of just memorizing facts, while Richard Baraniuk points to his online repository of open-source and free textbooks.

Educators, we'd love to hear how you're using TEDTalks in your own classrooms! Share your ideas and tips in the forum at right, or email contact (at) ted (dot) com.

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Play_iconMarc Abrahams: A science award that makes you laugh, then think

Marc Abrahams: A science award that makes you laugh, then think

13:12 Posted: Oct 2014

Views: 481,584 | Comments: 25

Play_iconChristopher Emdin: Teach teachers how to create magic

Christopher Emdin: Teach teachers how to create magic

06:54 Posted: Apr 2014

Views: 1,212,886 | Comments: 135

Play_iconZiauddin Yousafzai: My daughter, Malala

Ziauddin Yousafzai: My daughter, Malala

16:36 Posted: Mar 2014

Views: 1,220,732 | Comments: 133

Play_iconLisa Bu: How books can open your mind

Lisa Bu: How books can open your mind

06:16 Posted: May 2013

Views: 2,112,968 | Comments: 353

Play_iconKen Robinson: How to escape education's death valley

Ken Robinson: How to escape education's death valley

19:11 Posted: May 2013

Views: 3,919,149 | Comments: 561

Play_iconAngela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit

Angela Lee Duckworth: The key to success? Grit

06:12 Posted: May 2013

Views: 5,278,413 | Comments: 484

Play_iconGeoffrey Canada: Our failing schools. Enough is enough!

Geoffrey Canada: Our failing schools. Enough is enough!

17:07 Posted: May 2013

Views: 1,229,629 | Comments: 284

Play_iconRamsey Musallam: 3 rules to spark learning

Ramsey Musallam: 3 rules to spark learning

06:29 Posted: May 2013

Views: 1,586,416 | Comments: 104

Play_iconRita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

Rita Pierson: Every kid needs a champion

07:48 Posted: May 2013

Views: 3,689,366 | Comments: 455

Play_iconTyler DeWitt: Hey science teachers -- make it fun

Tyler DeWitt: Hey science teachers -- make it fun

11:20 Posted: Feb 2013

Views: 1,050,063 | Comments: 297

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