Unlocking the Genius: Marnie Forestieri 's Ted Talk Goes Viral


Orlando, Florida — April 1, 2024 — Orlando-based  author, early childhood educator and award-entrepreneur Marnie Forestieri Zettler,  delivered a powerful Ted Talk titled ‘How to Awaken the Genius out of Your Kids”   that recently launched on the official TEDx YouTube channel.
In her presentation, Marnie unlocks the secrets to tapping into the innate genius of children, arguing that every child is born with unique gifts waiting to be nurtured. Her message underscores the importance of creating environments and experiences that encourage creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving from an early age to prepare children for a world of constant change.
Marnie’s talk has shed light on the often overlooked concept of “genius,” highlighting the need for a more holistic approach to nurturing children’s abilities to prepare them for the careers of the future. Her message has sparked a movement towards reimagining how we educate and raise future generations. 
With the success, she plans to continue spreading the message and advocating for a more holistic approach to education that recognizes and nurtures the unique talents of every child and advocates for the role of early childhood educators. As Marnie emphasized in her Ted Talk, childcare professionals play a crucial role in shaping a child’s brain and unlocking their genius. “Childcare professionals are not just responsible for providing basic care and supervision for children, but also for creating learning environments that foster creativity, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills. This is especially important during the early years of a child’s life when their brains are rapidly developing.” says Forestieri.
Marnie’s talk shares best practices on how childcare professionals and parents can work together in  creating an environment that encourages children to explore their interests, experiment with new ideas, and develop critical thinking skills. By doing so, we can unlock the full potential of each child and prepare them for a future where adaptability and innovative thinking are crucial. By implementing these strategies in both home and school environments, parents and educators can create an environment where children feel safe to explore, make mistakes, and develop their unique talents.
Since its release, the talk has sparked widespread conversation and brought significant attention to the need for innovative approaches in early childhood education. As we continue to navigate an ever-changing world, Marnie’s message serves as a crucial reminder that every child has unique potential waiting to be unlocked and nurtured.

About Marnie Forestieri Zettler

Marnie’s work has been widely recognized with many hailing her as a trailblazer in the field of early childhood education industry.. Marnie is passionate about spreading the idea that “all children are born innovators.  She is the founder of Young Innovators Academy, early childhood centers operated exclusively by educators with a curriculum that promotes innovation, problem-solving, and critical thinking. She is also leading the Young Innovators Foundation, a non-profit organization providing knowledge, resources and opportunities for early childhood educators.
In addition to her work in education, Forestieri is also a published author with several titles and an award winning entrepreneur. 
To watch this meaningful and impactful talk by Marnie Forestieri visit 

About TEDX

n the spirit of ideas worth spreading, TEDx is a program of local, self-organized events that bring people together to share a TED-like experience. At a TEDx event, TED Talks video and live speakers combine to spark deep discussion and connection. These local, self-organized events are branded TEDx, where x = independently organized TED event. The TED Conference provides general guidance for the TEDx program, but individual TEDx events are self-organized.

About TED

TED is a nonprofit organization devoted to Ideas Worth Spreading, often in the form of short talks delivered by leading thinkers and doers. Many of these talks are given at TED conferences, intimate TED Salons and thousands of independently organized TEDx events around the world. Videos of these talks are made available, free, onTED.com and other platforms. Audio versions of TED Talks are published to TED Talks Daily, available on all podcast platforms.
TED’s open and free initiatives for spreading ideas include TED.com, where new TED Talk videos are posted daily; TEDx, which licenses thousands of individuals and groups to host local, self-organized TED-style events around the world; the TED Fellows program, which selects innovators from around the globe to amplify the impact of their remarkable projects and activities
Join Marnie Forestieri Zettler’s mission to awaken the genius in every child by watching her Ted Talk now. Together, we can create a world where every child is given the opportunity to reach their full potential and make their unique mark on the world. #UnlockingGenius #InnovativeEducation #ChildDevelopment


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