The Top 25 TED Talks of all Time

Looking for something to watch this summer (besides the latest Game of Thrones)?

Nearly every college student and professor is familiar with TED Talks and its famous videos ranging from topics such as global business, happiness, medicine, technology, joy, workers, innovation, and much more. TED Talks are dedicated to ideas worth spreading. Have you ever wondered which ideas have been spread the most widely from all the years of TED Talks online videos?

Here is a list of some of the top 25 most-watched talks of all time:

  1. Ken Robinson – Do schools kill creativity?
  2. Amy Cuddy – Your body language may shape who you are.
  3. Simon Sinek – How great leaders inspire action.
  4. Brene Brown – The power of vulnerability
  5. Mary Roach – 10 things you didn’t know about orgasm.
  6. Jill Bolte Taylor – My stroke of insight
  7. Tony Robbins – Why we do what we do.
  8. Dan Pink – The puzzle of motivation
  9. Cameron Russell – Looks aren’t everything. Believe me, I’m a model
  10. Susan Cain – The Power of Introverts

What TED Talks videos make your top viewing list?

Group Activities and Discussion Questions:

  1. Show the TED site:
  2. Select one of the top 25 videos that will appeal to the students.
  3. Divide students into teams and have each team select a topic to search on TED.
  4. Have each team select a video to show the class.
  5. Each team should prepare at least five questions for the selected video. The answers to the question are in the video. As students watch the video, they analyze and prepare answers to the questions for class discussion.
  6. Each week, a new team can present their video.


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