Creativity is just
When you ask creative people
how they did something, they
feel a little guilty because they
didn’t really do it, they just saw
something. It seemed obvious
to them after a while.
That’s because they were able
to connect experiences they’ve
had and SYNTHESIZE
- Steve Jobs, 1995
Suggested meeting time: 30-60 minutes (Some of you may choose to combine
this meeting with meeting #2.)
Before the meeting:
● Create a TED-Ed (ed.ted.com) account if you haven’t already. All members
over 13 should aim to have their own account.
● Watch the ﬁrst TED-Ed Club Lesson (http://ed.ted.com/on/vaY6FipN). Your
group can choose to do this before or during the meeting.
● What is your name? How would you describe yourself? What are three
things you are passionate about?
● What do you and your club members hope to get out of your TED-Ed Club
● A device to take pictures
● Index cards
● Copies of this guidebook (one for each member)
● Take a few minutes to create a name badge on an index card. Write your
name and at least 3 things that you are passionate about.
● Gather in small groups and introduce yourself to your fellow club members.
Learn each other’s names and get to know each other.
● Share your reasons for joining a TED-ED Club with the group. Let people
know what you’re interested in and what you’re passionate about. This will
help your club members give meaningful feedback when you begin
developing your presentation idea.
What will you have created by the end of your meeting?
A name badge that lists 3 things you are passionate about. You will bring this to
future meetings so that everyone in the club knows your name and interests.
After meeting #1:
● Browse through the TED Talks (www.ted.com) /TED-Ed Lessons (ed.ted.com)
to ﬁnd ideas that speak to your passions.
● Facilitator: Please send a photo of the name badges from diﬀerent club
members to TED-Ed at TEDEdClubs@ted.com.
#1 Introduction week: What’s your passion?
It’s tough to give a good presentation on a topic that you’re not passionate about! This meeting is
all about getting to know your fellow club members and spending some time identifying and
articulating the ideas that motivate each member of your group. Later on, each club member will
present and record their own idea worth spreading in the form of a short TED-style Talk.
I have seen the future,
and it is called
“I have come to believe that a
great teacher is a great artist
and that there are as few of
these as there are of any other
great artists. It might even be
the greatest of the arts since
the medium is the human mind
curiosity into us so
that we brought in facts or
truths shielded in our hands
like captured butterflies.