TED Talks Education
Subject: General Education | Grade: 9–12
WNET Education launched a national outreach campaign in support of TED Talks Education, the first-ever TED project specifically produced for television. The campaign connects the topics explored in TED Talks Education to local communities, highlight and celebrate local initiatives, provide educators with ideas to inform and energize their classroom practices, and produce additional public media content to spark community dialogue and action focused on the dropout crisis and other critical educational issues.
Geoffrey CanadaPresident, CEO, Harlem Children’s Zone: "There is an educational cliff we are walking over right this very second."
Dr. Angela Lee DuckworthAssistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania: "The best predictor of success: Grit."
John LegendMusician and philanthropist John Legend hosts TED Talks Education and performs the song "True Colors."
Bill GatesTechnologist and philanthropist: "Our teachers deserve better."
Rita F. Pierson, Ed.D.Educator: "Build relationships with your students."
Sir Ken Robinson, Ph.D.Educator, author and most-watched TED Talk speaker on TED.com: "Leadership should not be command and control."