Best TED Talks For Youth Workers

We love TED talks, and for youth workers and educators there are several really interesting and inspiring talks from industry leaders, educators and young people themselves that are well worth watching.

Here is a selection of some of the best TED talks for youth workers, teachers and anyone who is working with young people or education. If you think we’ve missed anything then let us know on our PYE Facebook page.

Ken Robinson: Creativity in Schools
One of our favourite TED talks of all time, Robinson looks at the important of creativity in education.


Charles Leadbeater: Informal education
Leadbeater talks about finding radial new forms of education at use in the slums of Kibera and Rio.


Natalie Warne: Being Young and Making an Impact
At just 18 Natalie Warne has worked with Invisible Children and made a real impact in the lives of thousands of people. She talks about how important it is for young people to feel able to make a difference.


Sarah Kay: If I Should Have a Daughter
Spoken word artist Sarah Kay delivers one of her most memorable performances and talks about using literature with young people.


Adora Svitak: What Adults can Learn From Kids
Child prodigy Adora argues that the world needs more childish thinking.


Plan B: Youth, Music and London
Musician Plan B explains how music affected his life and speaks up for the young people he feels are betrayed by the mainstream media.


Salman Khan: Let’s Use Video to Reinvent Education
The founder of the Khan academy tells us about his online school and how he reinvented the art of learning.


Dave Eggers’ Wish: Once Upon a School
An inspiring approach to teaching and tutoring with some great ideas for anyone working with youth.


Gever Tulley: 5 Dangerous Things You Should Let Your Kids Do
Tulley tells us why a little danger is no bad thing.


Sugata Mitra: How Kids Teach Themselves
Given the right tools, can kids teach themselves the skills they need?


Nicholas Negroponte: One Laptop per Child
A look at how the call to action to supply children around the world with a laptop each is going after two years.


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2 Responses to Best TED Talks For Youth Workers

  • Thank you for putting together these resources. As a Director of Community Outreach for the International Mentors of Peace, these are valuable videos for me to put together our program of creating Youth run Peace Clubs in schools in an area that is the most under served and violent areas of Sacramento, California.

  • Hi Charles, it’s so great to hear from you and we are so glad that you find these resources useful. Is there anything else you would like to see on our website that would help you in your work?

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