Sur les intelligences multiples de Gardner Frames of Mind: The Theory of Multiple Intelligences (Basic Books, 1983) Multiple Intelligences: The Theory into Practice (Basic Books, 1993) Intelligence Reframed: Multiple Intelligences for the 21st Century (Basic Books, 1999) Forget The Wisdom of Crowds; Neurobiologists Reveal The Wisdom Of The Confident Way back in 1906, the English polymath Francis Galton visited a country fair in which 800 people took part in a contest to guess the weight of a slaughtered ox. After the fair, he collected the guesses and calculated their average which turned out to be 1208 pounds. To Galton’s surprise, this was within 1 per cent of the true weight of 1198 pounds.
'Let me out!': Dead man calls to be released from coffin in recording played to mourners at funeral in Ireland “Let me out, it’s f***ing dark in here” calls a voice from the coffin that’s just been lowered into a grave in front of mourners. But instead of alarm, a ripple of laughter sweeps across the crowd at the grave in Kilmanagh, in Kilkenny in Ireland. The voice continues, “Where the f*** am I? Is that that priest I can hear?”
Weighed down or perking up? Phrasal verbs to express emotions, part 1 by Liz Walter Phrasal verbs are a very important part of English (even if students hate them!) and I have written several posts explaining useful ones. I realised recently that there is a surprisingly large number of phrasal verbs and prepositional verbs relating to emotions. Graham Hill Explains How Less Stuff Leads to More Freedom at TED TreeHugger Founder Graham Hill stopped by the TED Conference recently to outline his LifeEdited project—and explain why a keen ability to edit will be the most important skill of the next century. Watch a video of the talk below:Watch the Video in Full Screen at Ted.com In the end, the goal of the LifeEdited project was not to strip everything away—rather, it was to cut down to the essential in order to open more opportunities with less space and fewer things.
Internet use in class tied to lower test scores Warning: Surfing the internet in class is now linked to poorer test scores, even among the most intelligent and motivated of students. Michigan State University researchers studied laptop use in an introductory psychology course and found the average time spent browsing the web for non-class-related purposes was 37 minutes. Students spent the most time on social media, reading email, shopping for items such as clothes and watching videos. Cynefin for Devs Every now and then, someone comes up with a new way of looking at the world that becomes the next fashionable thing to do. Every time I’ve seen this, there’s usually a space of time in which a lot of people say, “Meh, it’s irrelevant”, or “Meh, consultants”, or “Meh, they’re only in it for the money.” After a while, things settle down and everyone is used to that new model or concept, and it’s no longer seen as edgy or strange.
This Company Turns Sick Kids Into Superheroes A Superhero is a character with extraordinary physical or mental powers, far beyond the range of normal human ability and kids want to be one. Superheroes give kids a moral compass and the courage to navigate the universe with, Axel Alonso, the editor-in-chief at Marvel Comic told beliefnet. ” How much more so do kids give suffering from cancer need a source of hope and courage. That’s where Brave Gowns comes in. established in 2015, the company’s hospital gowns for sick kids come with special superhero capes. Indeed, these kids have superhuman strength to overcome their biggest fears, and magical little gowns of empowerment offer exactly that. Brave Gowns created the tiny superhero capes as a type of comfort blanket for children going through such a traumatic time.
Flaring up or bubbling over? Phrasal verbs to express emotions, part 2. by Liz Walter My last post was about phrasal verbs and prepositional verbs connected to sadness and happiness. This post will look at some other emotions. Let’s start with anger. The Slow Poisoning of India The Slow Poisoning of India is a 26-minute documentary film directed by Ramesh Menon and produced by the New Delhi-based The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI). It deals with the dangers of excessive use of pesticide in agriculture. India is one of the largest users of pesticide in Asia and also one of the largest manufactures. The toxins have entered into the food chain and into our breakfast, lunch and dinner. The film showcases startling case studies from Kerala where villagers in Kasaragod district are paying a heavy price as it has been exposed to pesticide spraying for many years. It talks of the health impacts in other parts of India and also on how the magic of the green revolution in Punjab is fading as land and water bodies have been poisoned.
Le manque de sommeil altère le cerveau des ados Sleep habits, academic performance, and the adolescent brain structure Anna S. Urrila1,2,3, Eric Artiges1,4, Jessica Massicotte1, Ruben Miranda1, Hélène Vulser1, Pauline Bézivin-Frere1, Winok Lapidaire1, Hervé Lemaître1, Jani Penttilä1, 5, Patricia J Conrod6, 7, Hugh Garavan8, the IMAGEN consortium, Marie-Laure Paillère Martinot1, 9, and Jean-Luc Martinot1, 10* 1 Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, INSERM Unit 1000 “Neuroimaging & Psychiatry”, University Paris Sud – Paris Saclay, University Paris Descartes - Sorbonne Paris Cité, 97 Bd de Port Royal, 75014, Paris, France. 2 National Institute for Health and Welfare, Department of Health, Unit of Mental Health, P.O. Box 30, 00271 Helsinki, Finland. 3 University of Helsinki and Helsinki University Central Hospital, Department of Psychiatry/ Adolescent Psychiatry, P.O.
14 Things I’ve Learned About Content Curation In Social Media We recently published a post called “50 Random Things I Have Learned About Social Media Marketing” that quickly became one of our most viewed posts of all time. It was obvious that many people appreciate a clear and concise post that lists actionable items and truths about effective social media marketing. We decided to apply the same principle to a post about content curation. Content curation is something that has been written about quite extensively, however most people still don’t seem to understand what it is and how to be effective with it in social media.
New words – 7 October 2019 flight shaming noun [U] /ˈflaɪt.ʃeɪ.mɪŋ/the act of making someone feel guilty about travelling by air because of the impact on the environment Yet with growing pressure and heightened concern around global heating – plus potentially higher taxes in future on flights, to counter carbon emissions, and the social effect of “flight shaming” – it is possible there will be a more substantial shift in the coming years in the way holidaymakers travel.[www.theguardian.com, 9 June 2019] <a href=" target="_blank">Take Our Poll</a>
Song Pieces! Adding Novelty to ELT – Song Activity Factory Image by Thomas Breher from Pixabay Introducing a new, fun and original ELT activity, SONG PIECES! containing short song extracts from which students have to listen to specific things in the song lyrics. Description:In this song-based activity lesson plan for English language teaching, students work in teams and listen to 10 different short song extracts and have to identify different grammar structures and vocabulary in each one. Language level: all levelsLearner type: All agesSkills: listening and writingTopic: variedLanguage and grammar: prepositions, clothes, adjectives, parts of the house, frequency adverbs, comparatives, superlatives, simple past verbs, colors, numbers, will futureMaterials: edited mp3 files for the songs used Duration: 20 - 30 minutes Downloadable materials: instructions; Song Extracts (mp3 files) Step 1.