Just a quick one…italki, one of the platforms I teach on, published my article! It’s called The top six excuses for not practicing your language. You can read it on italki here.
This post is going to be really short. Because you need a rest. Research shows again and again that our brains need rest, holidays and vacations in order to process memories, work out problems, refresh and become more motivated. In one study from Harvard Business School, researchers tracked the habits of employees from a consultingContinue reading “Have a day off.”
Are you a failure? I do hope so. Statistically you have failed many times in your life. I give you this meme: Basically toddlers can’t do anything, they suck at walking, can’t feed themselves and they can’t even speak! But they persist. They pull themselves up again and again. They shove their food in theirContinue reading “This one’s for the failures”
This is an interesting, and short, TED Talk on why some students fail and others succeed. Have a watch and let me know what you think.
This video has been trending lately. In it a guy teaches himself to back flip in six hours. Watch the video hereI found it really inspiring. He doesn’t spend six hours reading a book about back flips, or watching other people back flip. He spends six long, hard hours turning somersaults, landing on his head,Continue reading “The magic of persistence”
What do language learning and diets have in common? I’ve been reading a lot recently about motivation and discipline and also willpower. Did you know willpower is finite? And flexible? Sometimes you have a lot of it, sometimes you don’t. Willpower is used to motivate dieters and language learners, but it’s not the best wayContinue reading “Learning a language is like being on a diet.”