Winter break is over, spring break is hovering somewhere just out of sight, and most students and teachers sigh as they count down to June and the start summer vacation. If your classroom could just a little jolt of excitement, why not try TED-Ed Lessons?

The TED-Ed platform is especially cool because educators can build lessons around any TED-Ed Original, TED Talk, or YouTube video. Once you find the video you want to use, you can use the TED-Ed Lessons editor to add questions, discussion prompts, and additional resources.

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Topics include health, religion and philosophy, STEM, literature, thinking and learning, and more. Check out these 5 TED-Ed Lessons, and explore the platform to find new lessons or create your own.

1. Inside the mind of a master procrastinator: Tim Urban knows that procrastination doesn’t make sense, but he’s never been able to shake his habit of waiting until the last minute to get things done. In this hilarious and insightful talk, Urban takes us on a journey through YouTube binges, Wikipedia rabbit holes and bouts of staring out the window— and encourages us to think harder about what we’re really procrastinating on, before we run out of time.

Laura Ascione
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Laura Ascione

Laura Ascione is the Managing Editor, Content Services at eSchool Media. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland's prestigious Philip Merrill College of Journalism. Find Laura on Twitter: @eSN_Laura

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