10 Inspiring TED Talks about Education

By | January 24, 2024

🔍Throughout the year, to celebrate our Education Commission’s 10th anniversary, we are bringing you a “Series of 10 exciting, inspiring and remarkable collection of ideas” related to Chess in Education.

With these collections, our goal is to provide food for thought for chess educators to support their personal and professional development.

There are hundreds of great talks out there, but to start with, we list 10 inspiring talks that offer valuable insights and different angles on education. The list serves as a stepping stone. It gives you ideas you might transfer into your teaching and motivates your journey toward continuous improvement and life-long learning.

As chess educators, our commitment to shaping young minds extends beyond teaching chess. To improve our teaching effectiveness and inspire transformative learning experiences, it’s essential to draw inspiration from various perspectives within education. We shouldn’t forget that it all comes down to us. The effectiveness of our teaching isn’t just measured by academic achievements; it’s defined by the lasting impact we leave on the hearts and minds of our students. It’s not just about what we teach; it’s about how we teach and the values we introduce.

💡Happy thinking!

  1. Do schools kill creativity? | Sir Ken Robinson
  2. Encourage critical thinking with 3 questions | Brian Oshiro
  3. The One Thing All Great Teachers Do | Nick Fuhrman
  4. The Myth of Learning styles & the importance of critical self-reflection | Tesia Marshik
  5. The puzzle of motivation | Dan Pink
  6. Teaching Methods for Inspiring the Students of the Future | Joe Ruhl
  7. Rethinking Challenging Kids-Where There’s a Skill There’s a Way | J. Stuart Ablon
  8. Every kid needs a champion | Rita Pierson
  9. Improve learning by thinking about learning | Todd Zakrajsek
  10. Grit: the power of passion and perseverance | Angela Lee Duckworth