Looking forward to September 26, European Languages Day.
Follow the official EDL site for new ideas to celebrate, ways to partcipate and FUN!!!
The young Nigerian writer talks about stereotypes and the danger lurking behind the definitive description of a person, a situation, or even a country, she describes as the «single story».
She argues about how we are all immersed in single stories which create such biased perceptions that it is impossible to think about them otherwise. Then the stereotype becomes «the only story».
«Many stories matter because they can be used to empower and humanize», thus they answer back to the totalitarian imposition of our «recognizable worlds».
The following two sites offer very interesting free online courses for teacher development.
Create an account, register and enjoy!!!
Series of books by Cressida Cowell.
Jump into the legendary world of Vikings and explore the city of Berk. You ‘ll never regret meeting Hiccup Horrendous Haddock III and his father, Stoick the Vast … and their pets, their dragons!!!
My favourite is Toothless, the Night Fury or «Φαφούτης, Οργή της Νύχτας» in Greek!
Andrew Fitzgerald compares radio broadcasted storytelling in 1930s and current Twitter digital tools. Very interesting!
To all lovers of this season:
O thou, with dewy locks, who lookest down
Thro’ the clear windows of the morning; turn
Thine angel eyes upon our western isle,
Which in full choir hails thy approach, O Spring!
from William Blake’s To Spring (from Poetical Sketches) 1783
One of the most visionary writers of our age, Margaret Atwood talks about storytelling. Her latest novel is Maddaddam (2013).
With great interest this wonderful poem of Chaucer should be read in our days concerning a plea for his annuity in his well-known sophisticated and higlly intellectual manner. Enjoy reading!
March 21st is spring equinox and International Poetry Day too. if poetry can be described as a kind of eqiuilibrium between words and ideas, enjoy some poetry reading to celebrate the coming of spring!
William Blake «The Tyger»
Percy Busshe Shelley «Ozymandias»
Listen to Adrienne Rich herself reading «In those Years»
The world’s most magic live lab: the Coral Reef.
Enjoy its beauty in this enlightening BBC video also presenting the great danger it is in.