September 21, 2020-You’re a poet and Daniel Tysdal is about to show it. Daniel will walk you through his writing process to showcase the Power of Poetry to help us remember, grieve and celebrate. Daniel Tysdal has been a Senior Lecturer in the Department of English at UTSC since 2009. He is the author of three books of poetry and the poetry textbook, The Writing Moment: A Practical Guide to Creating Poems (Oxford University Press 2014). He is the recipient of multiple awards for his work and his research interests include creative writing and poetry. Check out the link below:
July 13, 2020-Does grammar matter if the people we’re speaking to can understand what we mean? Let’s see what Andreea S. Calude has to say about that on this TEDEd below:
June 8, 2020– This Ted Talk from Lakshmi Pratury is about the lost art of letter writing. Do you write letters anymore? You should! Check out the video below:
April 24, 2020– I was lucky enough to meet Jarrett when I was in New York attending the SCBWI winter conference last year. He’s a fantastic speaker and a lovely guy. Check out his Ted Talk about Why Lunch Ladies are Heroes and his graphic novel!
March 27, 2020– Watch this fascinating Ted Talk about the history of the pencil, a writer’s best friend and worst enemy!
January 8, 2020- This is a great Ted Talk that explains why you should read Lord Of The Flies. A classic, one of my most faves.
September 20, 2019- It’s never too late to reinvent yourself. Take it from Paul Tasner who worked for other people for 40 years, before he founded his own start-up at age 66, pairing his idea for a business with his experience and passion! Check out the video below:
July 31, 2019– Check out this short but sweet TedTalk with Matt Cutts! You can do anything for 30 days:)