Language Learning Links (weekly)
Procrastination: a student’s worst enemy? | Education | guardian.co.uk
Why do we procrastinate? How do stop doing it? Read on and find out. I wish I could write more – I guess I’ll do it later…:)
With Typewriter in Tow, Cyclist Maya Stein Nurtures Creativity – NYTimes.com
Cycling, typing, experiments – all mingle in this weird story. It’s about writing, and language – what would you write if you had the chance?
Learning a New Language on Location – NYTimes.com
Americans. Elderly Americans. Elderly, language-learning Americans. New York Times has a story that made me love the USA again.
Uncover and Manipulate Your Triggers
The Mighty Lifehacker gives you the low-down on how your mind works and helps you, well, hack it. Now: what are your language-learning triggers?
21 Ways to Kill Creativity | The Creativity Post
This tongue-in-cheek post actually made me think really hard about the way I do things. It will probably make you reconsider the way you learn your language. What would you change?
Should Students Evaluate Their Teachers? | Edutopia
This post comes from a public-sector school, but it’s useful for language schools and language tutors as well. Have you given feedback to your teacher lately?
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Crush the “I’m Not Creative” Barrier – Jeff Dyer, Hal Gregersen, and Clayton M. Christensen – Harvard Business Review
To all those who think they will never be creative language learners: please have a go at this article. Then come back here and tell me if you’ve changed your minds.
Joshua Foer: Feats of memory anyone can do | Video on TED.com
Memory is vital to language learning. And this technique (famously used by Sherlock Homes in the BBC series) is pretty impressive. Watch this and learn!
A Day in the Life of the iPad Classroom | MindShift
Everyone keeps wishing they had iPads in their classrooms. Some teachers fear they will. A handful of them have; here’s how it worked. The class is in maths – what do you think would happen with languages?
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