Ted-Ed is part of the famous Ted Talks we all know and love, but with a specific educational direction in mind. Ted-Ed is youth and education orientated, with a mission to spark the imaginations of teachers and students all over the world, and ignite a passion for learning.
I have been enjoying Ted Talks for years now, but these handy little videos are so special I just had to share them with our Reading Addicts.
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John Green is an enthusiastic You Tuber, and a big reading advocate. His channel is a varied explosion of creativity, books, literature and life and fans of the author should probably subscribe. Read More
As the video explains, in the first sketches Pooh was considered to be a grumpy looking figure, which meant the whole thing just didn’t work. In the end, Milne took inspiration from the real Christopher Robin’s teddy bear, creating the first sketches of the bear we can all recognise on sight. Read More
Although little known, the poem was originally published without title. The name Invictus (Latin for unconquered) was added later by editor Arthur Quiller-Couch. The message of the poem is fortitude in adversity, strength, and the stiff upper lip we associate with the Victorian period. Read More
Larkin’s poetry has been described as reflective and with ironic understatement. His lyrical works are full of a quiet discontent that manages to give the reader a sense of ordinary life, with his recurring themes and subjects, such as death and fatalism.