Having set out on a mission to teach English to children in a natural and spontaneous way, I decided I would explore how other educators approach this matter. Of course I had to stumble upon one of the worlds leading and most inspiring educators: Sir Ken Robinson (check out his TED talk about schools killing creativity), who absolutely nailed the notion of children's "language learning": "In ordinary circumstances, by the time they are 2 or 3 years old, most children learn to
I recently decided to read a much beloved classic - Sleeping Beauty - with my 4 year-old non-native-speaker girl-student:)
We had a lot of fun flipping through the pages and admiring the gorgeous illustrations. The book came equipped with a page full of stickers - this was certainly a nice addition! I would have loved more picture-stickers which would consider the teaching goals of each particular page, but that's just a side-note (ahh, the 'teacher syndrome' kicking in ;).
On the different types of health and why they matter to entrepreneurs Today I found out that the biggest illnesses an entrepreneur suffers from are: a) headaches, b) stomach cramps, c) depressive episodes (I'm sure the list goes on, but these were the top three). I can honestly say: I've had them all:) Even worse: the week I was supposed to start with my first clients, I got so incredibly sick, I ended up being chained to death's bed with Lemsip and Vitamin C as my loyal guar
On why you are on a Mission and it is not Mission Impossible So why do it? Why put yourself through the crazy roller-coaster of a ride with the ups and downs, the struggles, disappointments and sorrows of starting your own shop, when you could be having a peaceful and calm life working for a corporation or someone else? The answer is simple: for the love of it. Yesterday was a down moment on my entrepreneurial joy-ride. "What is my purpose?" - I couldn't seem to shake the hor
On how everybody around you seems to know exactly what they want from life, but you still can't figure it out... This is how my story goes: Part 1 "What do you want to be when you grow up?", asked the crooked-nosed aunt her unsuspecting 8 year old victim - sorry - niece. The question took Elizabeth, or as she preferred it "Eli" (no non-English native-speaker would ever be able to pronounce "Beth-TH". She tried and "Bef" or "Bet" were the best she got out of them. "Eli" by con