September 2017 archive

Audiobook Editing – Health and Safety for the Listeners’ Ears by Neil Gardner

Published on September 19, 2017 In my role as an audiobook producer/editor/mastering engineer I continue to find it baffling that so many editors fail to understand the vital role they play in protecting the hearing of audiobook listeners. Unlike much modern music, audiobooks rarely get put through a final limiting phase, which means that if …

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How to crush stage fright and become a master in public speaking by Suzanne Bearne

Many people feel a sense of overwhelming dread at the thought of addressing a large audience, but preparation and breathing techniques can help calm nerves Public speaking can make even the most confident person turn wobbly at the knees. But today, addressing a crowd is part of the job spec across many roles, whether a …

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3 Neurotransmitters to Enhance Corporate Learning and Engagement by Karen Possessky

Neurotransmitter is a term for chemicals that are synthesized in brain cells. As a learning and development leader and professional, you have the power to influence synaptic brain activity. Synapse simply refers to gap-crossing activity of brain chemicals between two cells in the brain. Learning and development professionals have the power to influence synaptic brain …

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List Dropping and Dropping Lists

I have lost count of the numbers of lists English teachers are sharing everywhere on the Internet… all of which to no avail ! Lists are like phrase books they’re a total waste of time… Most English students have at one time or another been given a list of irregulars verbs, prepositions, phrases and expressions, …

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Stop hearing and start listening By Kristen Leer

September 2, 2017 in Diploma Programme, Inspiring alumni Awareness of international cultures, languages and experiences is a prominent aspect of an IB education. We asked Diploma Programme graduates to discuss the impact of language, words and actions on their lives and studies. This is the second part of a short series of stories we’re calling …

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Programme versus Skills

I still too often see teachers teach a programme… versus skills… while the programme wasn’t even establish neither with nor for their students… as if those teachers were on a race to get to the end of the course book… Worse still are those who walk into their classroom and thrust a newspaper article fresh …

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Neurofeedback Learning Alters Alpha Spindle Incidence Rateby Milla Bengtsson

August 5, 2017 Experiments to find out what a person actually controls when tasked with independently affecting the activity of their own brain have been conducted by researchers in Russia. The results may contribute to non-pharmacological methods for treating epilepsy, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and depression. The human brain is always electrically active. Neurons exchange information using …

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How Much of Your Knowledge is Superfluous? Rami Dahhan

Published on Published onSeptember 9, 2017 In my Last article, I explained how getting too much information will badly affect your decisions and that you should stick to bare facts rather than superfluous knowledge. Many came to me with the question, “How do you differentiate between bare facts and superfluous knowledge?” To answer that question, …

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How to help students settle into the new school year by Bradley Busch

The start of the academic year can be a challenging time for students. What can teachers do to ease the transition to a new class or school? The beginning of the school year can be a difficult time for students. Evidence suggests that the stress may lead to an initial reduction in grades and problems …

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ESL WARM UP ACTIVITIES (+ FREE POWERPOINT DOWNLOAD) by Melchor Bernardo

I use games and fun activities to warm up my class before the lesson begins, to break the ice or even as a time filler. Warmers bring energy to class and definitely fills the time with more learning when the lesson runs shorter than expected. Below are some of the games that I have been …

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