This short video will get students interested in language

This quick TED-Ed Talk taught us about language using fun animation and easy-to-follow explanations. It breaks down the following: Prescriptivism - the linguistic approach that says language should follow consistent rules and informs others of common, established patterns in language Descriptivism - the linguistic approach that strives to learn and map the differences in languages without pushing for … Continue reading This short video will get students interested in language

The TED Talk “Unstoppable Learning” will get you thinking about thinking!

Inspiring TED Talks can stick with us for weeks after listening. This particular talk, “Unstoppable Learning,” did exactly that for us. While it focuses on learning during infancy and childhood, we all can relate to the truth that those years are some of the most crucial and informative for our education. You know the phrase … Continue reading The TED Talk “Unstoppable Learning” will get you thinking about thinking!

The last banana: A thought experiment in probability

We love TEDEd's original videos, which make learning concepts in mathematics a little more fun and relatable. In the video below, we imagine a game played with two players and two dice. If the biggest number rolled is one, two, three, or four, Player 1 wins. If the biggest number rolled is five or six, Player … Continue reading The last banana: A thought experiment in probability