Jesse CRAIGNOU

Coming from a multinational multicultural family I learnt many languages and to deal with many cultures…
This has shown me the importance of words and communication.

Words are sweet water to my lips…
For lack of a better word I’ll make up my own if I have to… if it serves the purpose of my writing… words are all yet sometimes words are not enough…

From the minute I could write I wrote… on everything and anything I could fin to write on… I wrote I wrote I wrote… and I haven’t stopped writing yet…
My first memory of writing was at home writing my name on my little blackboard… My father came to correct it… and writing was on for me from that moment on…

There was a time poetry belonged in popular culture before it was held hostage by the elite…
In many respects and ways I have long felt I belong in those days…
People quoted and cited lines from poems as people today sing along the streets…
And words were their music…

A couple of years ago one of my students presented a piece of his work about Louise BENNETT -the first Jamaican woman poet- and he got me thinking on how I wish I could go back to the dawn of writing… to be the first person ever to write the first book in his language… the first fiction…
Or even… Bulgarian born Elias CANETTI who, from wanting so much to understand the private thoughts his parents shared in German, went on to become one of the greatest German writers of his time and beyond… because with writing comes history… and come stories… and communication…

My main interests belong in life, people and nature.
People usually don’t see the surrealistic aspects of their life… when I do…

Most of my endeavours are about communication… and my writings are very oral in fact… they are meant to be heard and said more than read… even if one should indeed enjoy reading them… whether books, texts, poems or songs they would easily find their way to the radio or stage… and I have recorded a few that I offer for sale now…

I also write for business and communication as well as for children… in a style that blends fact and fiction as well as poetry and prose… writing about people for people…

Most of my books come in French and in English.

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Jan 15

Culturally Responsive Teaching in Today’s Classrooms by Valentina Gonzalez

Our students bring their cultures with them into our rooms. Each one is unique and important. How we use them in instruction is up to us. Students come to us with varied experiences. Even students with little or no education have had experiences. They may not be the same experiences we have had. Their experiences …

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Jan 14

Idiomatic English means Brits struggle to communicate with the world by Olivia Rudgard

A Channel 4 news presenter who was bilingual, asked then-French presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron how he would challenge the country’s rightward move by asking “So how would you buck that trend? CREDIT: ERIC FEFERBERG/AFP It’s a theory which is bound to put the cat among the pigeons. The British are proud of the idiomatic humour …

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Jan 13

Why experiences are key. Why we should encourage young people to seek rich experiences and not to crave things. Neil Bunting

Why experiences are key. Why we should encourage young people to seek rich experiences and not to crave things. Surely, the point of education is to encourage our learners to try out as many new experiences as possible – to plunge themselves in the deep end of life and submerge themselves in rich experiences that …

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Jan 13

The intercultural dimension of early foreign language learning by Mariana Laxague

Interest in the teaching of foreign languages (English in particular) to younger learners has notably increased in the last decades. This phenomenon has partly to do with the fact that parents aim to provide their children with an education that enables them to compete in the labour market in the future. Furthermore, it is also …

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Jan 12

IELTS Listening Tips: How to Boost your Score!

Having the right amount of IELTS preparation is critical for your success. In this article, Jamal provides some crucial IELTS listening tips to improve your score. IELTS Listening Tips: An Overview There are four parts to the IELTS listening test. Each part is about a different topic and gets increasingly more difficult. The first audio …

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Jan 12

Top 50 Most Popular eLearning Industry Articles For 2017 by Christopher Pappas

Reaching the end of 2017, we can say that it has been a great year with new trends, theories, tips, and strategies for a better, more complete eLearning experience. In this article, we have gathered up the writings of our most popular authors, presenting you with the top 50 List of the most popular eLearning …

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Jan 12

Empowered Learners: Hyperconnected And Self-Directed by David James

Research shows us that employees are accessing the learning they need differently from how they did just a few years ago. Here is how most of today’s corporate learners are now looking for what they need away from their organization’s Learning and Development channels. Modern Online Learning Habits Of Today’s Empowered Learners It’s recognized that …

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Jan 11

3 Steps To Marketing Your Certification Program By Mark Iafrate December 29, 2017 0 Comments DIGITAL BADGES AND CREDENTIALING 3 Steps To Marketing Your Certification Program

Let’s discuss launching and marketing your certification course or, more specifically, how to find your ideal audience and then persuade them to sign up for your program. How To Launch Your Own Certification Program: Marketing Your Certification Program Before we delve into launching and marketing your certification program, we should first discuss beta testing. GET …

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Jan 11

Microlearning: Technologies Used And Development Process by Anubha Goel

In this article, we will explore what technologies are used in microlearning, how a mobile-enabled microlearning digital platform helped an organization deliver continual training, and some crucial dos and don’ts of microlearning development. Delivering Effective Microlearning Experiences In The Workplace Learning with small chunks of information has always been around and technology plays a major …

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Jan 11

10 Adult Learning Facts And Stats That eLearning Pros Need To Know by Christopher Pappas

10 Adult Learning Facts And Stats That eLearning Pros Need To Know Are you looking for ways to keep your adult learners engaged during your eLearning course? In this article, I’ll share 10 adult learning facts and stats that every eLearning professional should know. Adult Learning Facts And Stats For eLearning Professionals In order to …

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