5. Inside the Mind of a Procrastinator
Do you have a kid who loves to accomplish work at the eleventh hour? Then you must watch this insightful and funny Ted talk by Tim Urban.
Even adults who are struggling to overcome the problem of procrastination can relate to this video. He encourages us to think harder about what we’re really procrastinating on before we run out of time.
To know about Tim’s process of recovery do watch this interesting video with your kids.
6. Teach Girls Bravery, Not Perfection
This Ted Talk is a powerful story of bravery by Reshma Saujani, the founder of – Girls Who Code. She emphasizes the need for more brave females in our society. She says “I need each of you to tell every young woman you know to be comfortable with imperfection.”
Progress should be the focus and not perfection! This is a must-watch video for little girls. It will surely boost their confidence to face any challenge in life. It is important for girls to be brave to build incredible things and move society forward.
7. Kids Can Too
One of the most inspiring Ted Talks for kids was given by Noah Diguangco who is 8 years old (at the time of this talk) businessman. Surprising. Isn’t it?
This incredible kid says that anyone can do anything at any age in this world if only one looks for opportunities. He narrates how he started his crayon business at the age of 7 and how he sells them at local stores, online shops, and craft fairs. He is just like any other 8 years old boy but not scared of failures.
This video is perfect for kids and adults with limited thinking and those who are aspiring entrepreneurs.
8. Science Is For Everyone, Kids Included
Neuroscientist Beau Lotto talks about science and emphasizes that everyone including kids should involve in science and enjoy the process of experimenting, discovery, changing perspectives. The growth mind talk contradicts the popular misconception that indulging in scientific discoveries is an adult adventure.
Inspired by his participative science approach, Amy O’Toole took part in one of his programs called “iscientist,” where a group of 26 primary school students actively participated in a science experiment. This led Amy a 12-year-old student to publish a peer-reviewed scientific publication about Blackawton bees.
This is a very motivating Ted Talk for kids, budding scientists, and students who are willing to pursue science in the future. You must watch this video with your children to teach them that science is for all ages.
Prolific story writer and blogger Adora Svitak (12 years old) talks about ‘childlike thinking’ that the world needs immensely. Her message is that adults should not only teach kids but also have the willingness to learn from them. Because kids are highly optimistic and they come up with bold ideas and wild creativity. They are not afraid to dream big or reach out for the impossible.
She believes that learning between grown-ups and kids should be reciprocal. The fascinating speaker targets and empowers both adults and kids alike, so do watch this growth mindset video with your little ones.
“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.” – Franklin P. Jones
Angela Duckworth is popular in education circles for her grit theory and growth mindset. According to her, IQ is not the sole factor that determines the success of a student. She believes that one needs grit, hard work, passion, and perseverance to stand out from the rest.
Watching this thought-provoking Ted Talks with kids and young minds may spark an interesting conversation like how they can overcome difficult and academic challenges with grit.