Teachers are impactful presenters. You may not think of a teacher as a public speaker, but they deliver presentations everyday to different audiences. It’s important for teachers to remain inspired about their speaking skills, and that’s where TED Talks can help. This article features some motivational talks that can keep teachers excited to speak to their audiences.

Do Schools Kill Creativity?

This is one of the most popular TED Talks ever. Sure, the title sounds alarming, but take a listen to what Ken Robinson has to say. Our school structures can crush a student’s creativity and artistic craft. Not only does this talk make you think, it is also heartfelt. Robinson shares stories that will make you laugh and maybe tear up. This is an inspiring speech that will leave an impact on any teacher.

Every Kid Needs A Champion

Creating connections with students is vital to the learning experience. This is one of the most passionate TED Talks that calls on every teacher to create a long lasting connection with children. Rita Pierson speaks directly to educators on how to treat their youngest students and relate to them on a human level. This is a must-see for anyone who has a kid in their life.

A 12-Year Old App Developer

Sometimes the student can be the best teacher. Any teacher will tell you they left a lot from their kids. This TED Talk is an example. If you want to see how astonishingly smart a student can be, look no further than Thomas Suarez. His took his love of video games and made his own. So instead of disciplining young boys for playing too many games, inspire them to harness some real skills. This could lead to next Steve Jobs or Bill Gates.

Why Some of Us Don’t Have One True Calling

When working with teenagers, preparing them for college and careers can be a challenge. Some students may not have a clear idea of what they want to study or become in their careers. This TED talk shows you that there’s nothing wrong with that. Emilie Wapnick defends people who have more than one interest they want to pursue in their adulthood. A teacher could learn a lot on how to talk to their students about life after high school.

Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education

As a teacher, you might have heard of Khan Academy and may even use it in the classroom. Sal Khan’s online video education series pioneered the impact videos have on learning. Now students have access to lessons and exercises on subjects all on a computer. This TED talk will inspire teacher to apply more innovation to their teaching style.

These TED talks can lend a helping hand to teachers wanting to expand on their public speaking skills. As always, our blog is full of presentation tips and tricks geared towards teachers to help them succeed in the classroom.


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