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J.K. Rowling Speaks at Harvard Commencement

J.K. Rowling Speaks at Harvard Commencement

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LIAM 108 - Self-Talk Determines Success! Your self-talk is the largest determining factor for your success in any area of life! How you talk to yourself is a reflection of your beliefs about yourself and influences your behaviors. Are you judgmental, harsh, critical, self-deprecating? or are you accepting, loving, kind, supportive, encouraging?

#77 Culturally Specific Content / Teaching ( Int.) I used to teach Adult ESL for the Canadian government. Besides lots of functional language, my curriculum had to also teach about Canada. One of the best/most interesting lessons was to make an acrostic poem about Canada. First, I'd prepare/engage by having the students watch the Canadian anthem video. These are readily available and contain lots of great images of the country. As the students watch they record/note on paper what they see.

E + R = O and possibly 14-0 The biggest development during Ohio State’s first game week has nothing to do with the opponent or even national championship hopes. It’s actually something that doesn’t relate to on-field play at all. Leadership. #5 Mr. X's Amazing Day (Low) 5 - Mr. X's Amazing Day. This truly is a Canned lesson. 4 inspiring kids imagine the future of learning After more than 13 years of research convinced him that children have the ability to learn almost anything on their own, 2013 TED Prize winner Sugata Mitra aspires to shape the future of learning by building a School in the Cloud, helping kids “tap into their innate sense of wonder.” In the spirit of Mitra’s invitation to the world to “ask kids big questions, and find big answers,” we asked four brilliant young people to tell us: What do you think is the future of learning? Here, their answers.

The Travelling Teachers Are you planning a trip abroad? Do you need English to communicate? Let's revise some vocabulary! For many of us it's time for travelling, some are going abroad and need to revise some vocabulary and expressions... In this post I have just put together some resources about the basic English vocabulary for travelling. Surfing the Net, I found some interesting videos that could be very useful for our students (or anyone else who is planning a trip). Make Your Life into a Masterpiece Make Your Life into a Masterpiece The most important masterpiece you’ll ever create is your life. But to create your masterpiece you must first design it. You must have a vision of what it looks like. Once you have a vision and design it you can begin the process of building it.

The Ultimate Directory Of Free Image Sources So, you need an image for your blog? We’ve spent some time categorizing our favorite sources for free images and organizing them in such a way as to help you find what you’re looking for. Here are the criteria we’ve examined: Subjects: Does a site focus on specific genres of images, or is it a mass collection of various image types? Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood Announcement! - « A couple of days ago, on June 2, 2015, Warner Bros made a rather large announcement about the Wizarding World of Harry Potter Hollywood. The highly successful theme park will be opening its West Coast location in the Spring of 2016. The main attraction of the Wizarding World Diagon Alley, is Harry Potter and the Forbidden Journey. The Hollywood version of this ride will be an immersive “hyper-realistic” 3D-HD experience; riders will be given 3D Quidditch goggles to wear on the ride–adding more enhanced 3D technology to the ride than its Orlando or Japan version. Most everything else appears to be true to its Floridian and Japanese sister-parks–though there was no mention of the Dragon Challenge ride, the Flight of the Hippogriff will be Universal Studio Hollywood’s first outdoor rollercoaster. Universal Studios Hollywood Announced:

What it’s like to grow old, in different parts of the world At TED2013, Jared Diamond shares some of his research on how different societies treat the elderly. Photo: James Duncan Davidson The world’s population is getting older. Your Words Matter Your Words Matter. I had a teacher who once told me I would most likely be a college dropout. Her words mattered. When I told my wife I wanted to write a book and she said without blinking an eye, “Do it.” I told my daughter the other day how proud I was of her for writing a full sentence!

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