There will be times when you know you have done something wrong. Instead of harbouring feelings of guilt, you have a couple of options.
The published and forthcoming posts on George Whitfield in this blog — and many of those on other aspects of life at Hampton Grammar School — document the removal of one of the strands of cloth used in my own educational mummification. It is a narrow band that I am particularly happy to now see waving in the wind, and I’ve attached it as a tail to the high-dancing kite that is my life.
With these simple understandings at the heart of any family or any curriculum we can create the kind of world that we want. It really is simple.
Knowing how to and feeling free to respond to people as individuals first, students of a particular field second, seems to me to be the essence of a holistic approach to education.
This blog is gaining momentum, but at a pace that belies the flood of memories and creative ideas that the pleasure of self-expression in this medium has unleashed.… Read more ““A lump of shit floating down the river””
There are seven rungs on the ladder to perfection. The first is called Patience. Once you have mastered this one you will find out what the second rung is.
Japanese learners don’t seem to be able to get out of the habit of using “put on” when they should be using “wear,” as in “Do you see that guy who is putting on a hat?” Correction doesn’t seem to help.
I don’t know why I never thought of this before, but it seems to work. All you have to do is ask learners what they spend most of the time doing, “putting on” or “wearing” clothes. Of course the answer is “wearing.”
Most of the time, in daily use, we use “wear.” And most of the time, when learners confuse these verbs, they are using “put on” instead of “wear,” so remembering what they themselves spend the most time doing — wearing — is a useful technique for remembering.
I stumbled across an email I wrote to a friend in Oxford following the big earthquake of 2011. She, like many other friends overseas, was anxious to know how things were for us in Tokyo.
(Written for new members of my “zemi” or seminar) November 26 2016 – Saturday – Meiji University Kiyosato Seminar House I had an amazing dream on Wednesday… Read more “A flying dream”
Thinking out of the box — That’s far out! “Awesome,” used as a friendly term of approval for almost anything, is a word I hear a lot… Read more “Boundaries? Awesome!”