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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_iconGever Tulley: Life lessons through tinkering

Gever Tulley: Life lessons through tinkering

04:05 Posted: Jun 2009

Views: 851,393 | Comments: 165

Play_iconArthur Benjamin: Teach statistics before calculus!

Arthur Benjamin: Teach statistics before calculus!

02:58 Posted: Jun 2009

Views: 1,303,831 | Comments: 377

Play_iconRay Kurzweil: A university for the coming singularity

Ray Kurzweil: A university for the coming singularity

08:47 Posted: Jun 2009

Views: 692,062 | Comments: 139

Play_iconLiz Coleman: A call to reinvent liberal arts education

Liz Coleman: A call to reinvent liberal arts education

18:38 Posted: Jun 2009

Views: 466,046 | Comments: 282

Play_iconMichelle Obama: A plea for education

Michelle Obama: A plea for education

12:29 Posted: May 2009

Views: 574,341 | Comments: 310

Play_iconMae Jemison: Teach arts and sciences together

Mae Jemison: Teach arts and sciences together

14:48 Posted: May 2009

Views: 476,610 | Comments: 92

Play_iconMichael Merzenich: Growing evidence of brain plasticity

Michael Merzenich: Growing evidence of brain plasticity

23:07 Posted: Apr 2009

Views: 893,429 | Comments: 124

Play_iconTim Ferriss: Smash fear, learn anything

Tim Ferriss: Smash fear, learn anything

16:25 Posted: Apr 2009

Views: 1,403,355 | Comments: 253

Play_iconJohn Wooden: The difference between winning and succeeding

John Wooden: The difference between winning and succeeding

17:36 Posted: Mar 2009

Views: 2,994,293 | Comments: 220

Play_iconStuart Brown: Play is more than just fun

Stuart Brown: Play is more than just fun

26:42 Posted: Mar 2009

Views: 1,008,757 | Comments: 131

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