Top 3 TED Talks All Students Should Watch

Some people binge watch TV shows on Netflix, others troll Instagram for hours. As for me, I watch TED talks. Religiously.

TED talks is a great source for motivation, guidance and overall knowledge. With thousands of talks covering almost any topic imaginable, there is a talk for anyone. So, what is TED talks?

TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). TED began in 1984 as a conference where Technology, Entertainment and Design converged, and today covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues — in more than 100 languages. Meanwhile, independently run TEDx events help share ideas in communities around the world.”

Half the school year has gone by and sinking into a slump is easy. If you are a student, I highly recommend watching these 3 talks. They are not only motivational, but inspirational as well.


Vik Nithy: Why We Procrastinate


Vik Nithy Ted Talks
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I am guilty of procrastinating. You are guilty of procrastinating. We are all guilty of procrastinating, but why? Why do we knowingly put off our work until the last minute? Vik Nithy gives insight on the why humans procrastinate and how to remedy the bad habit.


Sir Ken Robinson: Life is your talents discovered


Sir Ken Robinson Ted Talks

“I believe this passionately: that we don’t grow into creativity, we grow out of it. Or rather, we get educated out if it.” If you ever have felt discouraged from pursuing an interest, than this talk is for you. Our life is reflected through our talents and interests, and how we use them.


Simon Sinek: Start with why — how great leaders inspire action


Simon Sinek Ted Talks
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This is one of my favorite TED talks. Simon Sinek explains why we are attracted to certain leaders over others and what it takes to be a great leader. This TED talk can be applied to everyday life; how we interact with others, teachers and ourselves.


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  • Dana Sinclair

    Dana is a current high school senior who enjoys writing when she has a free moment. When she’s not studying, reading, or interning, she loves to go exploring the Bay Area with her friends. She loves discovering new activities and learning as much as she can. She hopes to help fellow students achieve their goal by sharing her knowledge on how to navigate high school life.

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