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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_iconDerek Sivers: Keep your goals to yourself

Derek Sivers: Keep your goals to yourself

03:15 Posted: Sep 2010

Views: 2,896,301 | Comments: 514

Play_iconCharles Leadbeater: Education innovation in the slums

Charles Leadbeater: Education innovation in the slums

18:58 Posted: Jun 2010

Views: 595,105 | Comments: 136

Play_iconMichael Shermer: The pattern behind self-deception

Michael Shermer: The pattern behind self-deception

19:01 Posted: Jun 2010

Views: 1,794,827 | Comments: 815

Play_iconSir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

Sir Ken Robinson: Bring on the learning revolution!

16:48 Posted: May 2010

Views: 4,800,379 | Comments: 1143

Play_iconDan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover

Dan Meyer: Math class needs a makeover

11:39 Posted: May 2010

Views: 1,754,690 | Comments: 403

Play_iconAdora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids

Adora Svitak: What adults can learn from kids

08:12 Posted: Apr 2010

Views: 3,351,624 | Comments: 737

Play_iconKiran Sethi: Kids, take charge

Kiran Sethi: Kids, take charge

09:32 Posted: Jan 2010

Views: 1,067,612 | Comments: 262

Play_iconVilayanur Ramachandran: The neurons that shaped civilization

Vilayanur Ramachandran: The neurons that shaped civilization

07:43 Posted: Jan 2010

Views: 1,586,345 | Comments: 366

Play_botw_iconMichael Sandel: What's the right thing to do?

Michael Sandel: What's the right thing to do?

54:56 Posted: Dec 2009

Views: 314,347 | Comments: 285

Play_iconJim Fallon: Exploring the mind of a killer

Jim Fallon: Exploring the mind of a killer

06:32 Posted: Jul 2009

Views: 1,198,166 | Comments: 123

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