About this site - Notes from a Linguistic MysticThis site exists both as a place for me to post the things that intrigue me and make me think, but also as a place for you to find and learn about things that might intrigue you. I’ll do my best to write in such a way that you don’t need a background in Linguistics to understand my posts, and always feel free to comment if you don’t understand something. I’ll post a clarification as soon as I can.
The Learning Commons MindsetFebruary 12, 2015 by cultureofyes Students at West Bay Elementary School I walk into almost all of our schools in West Vancouver and very often the first thing people want to show me or talk to me about is the changes happening around the library. Or more specifically, schools are taking great pride in their learning commons spaces that are developing. While the physical spaces are exciting, the changes to our mindsets are far more powerful. We are not destined for new schools in West Vancouver anytime soon but the rethink of the library has been both a symbolic and concrete shift in how we think about space and how we think about learning.
7 ways writing by hand can save your brainIt's time to put pen to paper. Our tech-dependent society has put keyboards at the tips of our fingers at all times, from our smartphones to our laptops. But when was the last time you wrote by hand?Want to Learn Web Design? 7 YouTube Channels to Get You StartedYouTube has channels that cover every conceivable topic. Whether you want to watch the latest movie releases or learn a new trade or skill, you can be sure to find what you need on the web’s biggest video library. As blogs continue in their popularity, one skill that a lot of people are interested in is web design. Having a strong and memorable homepage is a vital part of any individual’s or company’s branding — after all, it’s normally the first port of call for people who want to contact you, learn about you, or request your services. Unsurprisingly, YouTube has thousands of videos and channels for web design beginners, and what’s great is that it’s a skill you can learn at any age. Here we look at some of the best ones to get you started.
Johann Sebastian BachBach's abilities as an organist were highly respected throughout Europe during his lifetime, although he was not widely recognised as a great composer until a revival of interest and performances of his music in the first half of the nineteenth century. He is now generally regarded as one of the main composers of the Baroque period, and as one of the greatest composers of all time. Life Childhood (1685–1703)Hacking Knowledge: 77 Ways To Learn Faster, Deeper, & BetterIf someone granted you one wish, what do you imagine you would want out of life that you haven’t gotten yet? For many people, it would be self-improvement and knowledge. Newcounter knowledge is the backbone of society’s progress. Great thinkers such as Leonardo da Vinci, Thomas Edison, Benjamin Franklin, Albert Einstein, and others’ quests for knowledge have led society to many of the marvels we enjoy today.
Journal of the European Association for Health Information and LibrariesWho do you think “Librarians of the Future” are? How would they behave and what would they look like? In my imagination they are like a space hero, a Flash Gordon-like figure with almost magical cyber librarian skills nobody ever had heard of. But hold on – many of us practice such skills already.Creative WritingThese OWL resources will help you with the basics of creative writing. This section includes resources on writing poetry, fiction, and creative nonfiction. Fiction Writing BasicsDecision Making Techniques and Skills from MindTools.comFree Workbook Offer! Find Out More JoinBefore Mar 22 FREE Toolkit Offer Get our new Take Control of Your Time Toolkit FREE when you join the Mind Tools Club before midnight, March 22. Loading...
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