My TED Top 15

As is fairly obvious from posts elsewhere in this Blog, I have been very influenced by the TED talks.

Yesterday I noticed TED had their very own list of 10 talks for the holiday

This got me thinking about making up a list of my top 10 talks. I found a spreadsheet of 500+ talks!

The point is.. how does one choose from so many?

Well of course I haven’t seen all 500 so I still have a lot of potential viewing to do just to catch up and they release new videos daily!

I therefore decided to make a list from the ten videos that I have enjoyed, learnt from, been moved by.

They are as follows:  (in no particular order.. they are all excellent in my eyes)

1.  Hans Rosling:  Debunking Third World Myths

2. Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?

3. Nicholas Negroponte: One Laptop Per Child

4. William Kamkwamba: How I harnessed The Wind

5. Ben Dunlap: Ben Dunlap Talks About a Passionate Life

6. Chris Abani: Chris Abani On the Stories of Africa

7. Emmanuel Jal: The Music of a War Child

8. Doris Kearns Goodwin: on  learning From Past Presidents

9. Pranav Mistry:The Thrilling Potential of Sixthsense Technology

10. Jill Bolte Taylor: Jill Bolte Taylor’s Stroke of Insight

11. Temple Grandin: The World Needs All Kinds Of Minds

A brilliant talk by an animal expert who has autism herself and has achieved so much in her life… worthy of joinint the ten original entries above.


Aimee Mullins: The opportunity of adversity A  wonderful talk by an inspiring individual about redefining disablement but most importantly….. human potential.

13. Benjamin Zander: Classical Music With Shining Eyes: A brilliant talk that is simply life enhancing.


TEDxSaskatoon Dean_Shareski The Return of Barn Raisings and Pop Ins A great talk about the  return to community that the internet has given us… and the implications for education.

15. TEDx Toronto Neil Pasricha “The Three A’s of Awesome” A wonderful life affirming talk about self belief and fighting against life’s downs and continuing to experience the wonderful world we live in.

About malbell

I am a retired Teaching and Learning Consultant. Previously I was a Primary school headteacher and deputy headteacher. I enjoy reading, doing MOOCs and learning new things.
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