Design Successful Learning
Note-taking represents the operation of “working memory” – the interface between our attention, our sense of “relevance”, and any task (or even a subconscious “future agenda item” for that matter) we have in mind. In everyday life, most of us take notes very sporadically, only when we want to retain something that we’re sure we’ll...
Do You Love Games? Most of us do – or at least we love some games. Why? Well, it’s hard to describe why we love a particular game, but we might just say, “Because it’s fun.” If you’re a language learner or a language teacher, you’ll realize that there are a few essential “conditions” for...
In my first teaching experience, as a Peace Corps teacher in Togo, West Africa, I frequently used one fallback technique in virtually every class. It was particularly effective in large classes –– and I had classes of up to 120 students at a time. If I ever needed order, needed to bring everyone back to...
If you’ve ever met an elite athlete or a master chef or an award-winning actor, you may think they have somehow risen to the top of their trade through “natural talent” and maybe some “lucky breaks.” But if you get to know them better, you’ll probably find that they regularly engage in some difficult practices...
This is a guest post from Marisa Ueda (www.listening-marisa.com) Here, two fundamental theories of the Ueda Methods (the effective methods of instruction and learning for EFL learners based on two theories, both of language understanding and human information processing, and also based on statistical data and its analysis) are introduced. Cognitive Psychology Theory Anderson (2010)...