Tweens and teens, are you bored yet? In case the summer doldrums have already hit your home, we suggest turning on the computer (yes, we said it!) and looking up some amazing TED Talks just for teens!
The speakers of Teen TED Talks provide educational, unusual and inspiring dialogue on topics by teens and for teens. TED Talks challenge you to think critically, to look at things from a new perspective and to spark your own creativity and passion.
Here are a few links to get you thinking...maybe even talking! Parents, check out a few of these talks with your teens and see what conversations arise!
- 15-year-old Tavi Gevinson on female role models and space for teens
- Self-compassion (Woot! Shout out to Austin’s own Kristen Neff for this TedX Talk on self-compassion!)
- Angela Zhang: Breaking Down the Unknown
- Teen brothers' bluegrass band rocks!
Now that you’ve seen a few of these Ted Talks...do you have any ideas for your own? Pick up your video camera or smart phone and take a shot at it! We all have ideas worth spreading...