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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_iconStuart Brown: Play is more than just fun

Stuart Brown: Play is more than just fun

26:42 Posted: Mar 2009

Views: 1,085,165 | Comments: 135

Play_iconPaul Sereno: Digging up dinosaurs

Paul Sereno: Digging up dinosaurs

21:46 Posted: Jan 2009

Views: 610,556 | Comments: 20

Play_iconKary Mullis: Play! Experiment! Discover!

Kary Mullis: Play! Experiment! Discover!

29:32 Posted: Jan 2009

Views: 443,633 | Comments: 114

Play_iconLee Smolin: Science and democracy

Lee Smolin: Science and democracy

12:25 Posted: Nov 2008

Views: 205,998 | Comments: 54

Play_iconStefan Sagmeister: Designing with slogans

Stefan Sagmeister: Designing with slogans

04:45 Posted: Sep 2008

Views: 521,763 | Comments: 37

Play_iconRodney Brooks: Robots will invade our lives

Rodney Brooks: Robots will invade our lives

18:47 Posted: Sep 2008

Views: 508,802 | Comments: 72

Play_iconSteven Pinker: Human nature and the blank slate

Steven Pinker: Human nature and the blank slate

22:42 Posted: Sep 2008

Views: 743,181 | Comments: 104

Play_iconPhilip Zimbardo: The psychology of evil

Philip Zimbardo: The psychology of evil

23:16 Posted: Sep 2008

Views: 4,081,342 | Comments: 341

Play_iconJonathan Haidt: The moral roots of liberals and conservatives

Jonathan Haidt: The moral roots of liberals and conservatives

18:42 Posted: Sep 2008

Views: 1,935,916 | Comments: 705

Play_iconJonathan Drori: What we think we know

Jonathan Drori: What we think we know

12:28 Posted: Sep 2008

Views: 621,992 | Comments: 128

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