Range: How Generalists Triumph in a Specialised World (Part II)

To roll right on from Part I, here are some more insights from David Epstein's outstanding book Range: How Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World: The Trouble with Too Much Grit You're Not a Tree: Move Own Choices --> Ownership --> Intrinsic Motivation Flirt with Your Possible Selves Fooled by Expertise Teaching as Perspective Farming [...]

Range: Why Generalists Triumph in a Specialized World (Part I)

By my friend and old triathlon and running coach Pablo 'Trimatas' in Albacete, Spain. A loose translation: Well...our quarantine is going to do wonders for the world and the environment. P.S. Stop kicking up a fuss at Iglesias or Abascal [politicians], Amancio Ortega [Zara founder] or China and read a book or learn something new; [...]

Holding onto the Memories

Netflix and chill write a blog post. Having been watching the Netflix series The Mind, Explained recently, I decided to re-watch my favourite episode, imaginatively entitled 'Memory', and harvest it for some takeaways particularly relevant to the language classroom. Whether you're a teacher struggling to remember names of new students or classmates at the start of the [...]

From Forming to Performing: Group Dynamics

https://www.slideshare.net/JamesEgerton/from-forming-to-performing-group-dynamics The following is a summary of my presentation at ILC IH Brno's 'Imagine - a conference for teachers' teacher training conference on Saturday 24th February... Why group dynamics?  In short, human beings are group beings. Most of us grow up in groups (families), work in groups (companies), play in groups (teams) and live in [...]

Jordan B. Peterson’s Future Authoring

Main aim: By the end of the lesson, students will be better able to map out the best and worst versions of themselves, turning daily decisions into 5-year outcomes, and using this push and pull as motivation to become the best they can be...by using personality adjectives (it's lesson observation season at IH Riga-Satva!) "That's why [...]