True blue beauty

True blue beauty

[great big story]

This true blue beauty is a gooty sapphire tarantula at the Dallas Zoo. Native to the forests of Gooty, a small town in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh, these spiders’ bright coloring comes from tiny hairs that line their body. They are quick and extremely venomous—a single bite can leave a human in excruciating pain that can last over a week. Sadly, due to deforestation, the species is currently critically endangered.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

  • Exotic blue colour
  • Tiny hairs line their bodies
  • One of the most beautiful species
  • Hence their name
  • They can defend themselves if they feel threatened
  • Extremely venomous
  • Excruciating pain
  • Critically endangered
  • A singe small area
  • Harvested for firewood
Only 100 left

Only 100 left

[great big story]

This chestnut-and-white-striped antelope is an eastern bongo. Fairly large in size, eastern bongos can weigh between 500 and 900 pounds with horns as long as 40 inches in length. Despite their size, they are timid creatures, most active during twilight when they graze on leaves and bushes. Due to hunting and destruction of their natural habitats, they are well below the critically endangered threshold, with only around 100 bongos left in the wild.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :

Chestnut and white striped creatures

In four isolated regions of Kenya

Fairly large in size

As wide as their widest part of their body

They are rather timid creatures

They are herbivores

Twilight and dusk

The darkness helps them to hide from predators

Putting them well below the critically endangered threshold

The destruction of their habitat

In an effort to protect them

Without fear of poachers

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Learn The Little Garden Song

Little Garden Song Lyrics

I put a little seed of hope in the ground…
And grew a little love today…
And if everyone I knew went and planted just one too,
We could grow a better future – what do you say?

What we’ll grow…
What we’ll grow…
Can you imagine what we’ll grow?
We’re gonna plant hope here and there,
We’re gonna plant it everywhere, oh!
Can you imagine what we’ll grow!

What we’ll grow…
What we’ll grow…
Can you imagine what we’ll grow?
More than enough for us to share,
No more hunger anywhere…
Can you imagine what we’ll grow?

Trust

Trust

Google for Education

Compared to their counterparts in the United States and beyond, Finnish students start school later in life, go home earlier each day, and do less homework. So what makes their education system one of the finest in the world? It all comes down to one simple but powerful concept : trust.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from video
• We have less homework
• Shorter school days
• Kids don’t start school until they are seven
• How do we do it?
• Trusting teachers
• Trusting schools and municipalities
• Teachers are independent
• If you want to build trust you have to give space and freedom
• It’s an ongoing discussion
• Every teacher writes a curriculum
• A common vision
• Parents, principals and teachers work together
• Students take more responsibility of their learning
• To plan, to set goals, to evaluate
• Students should be in the centre of learning
• Teachers should facilitate and activate student
• The relationship between the teacher and student

Learning not for school – but for life

Learning not for school – but for life

Explore the Finnish education system and its success factors.

Vocabulary chunks to learn from the video :
• Lifelong learning begins in early childhood
• High-quality education
• Equal learning opportunities
• Education is free
• Guidance and counseling
• Forward-looking learning methods
• Advanced digital applications to engage learners
• Coding, reading, writing and arithmetic
• Out of the classroom, into the world
• Vocational education and training
• Straight to work life
• Capable and committed teachers
• 100% of Finnish teachers hold a Master’s degree
• Teacher-student interaction
• Lifelong learning is encouraged
• Learning not for school – but for life