Doers and Thinkers - Why to change yourself, you must change the world first.

You can't only just your self by changing your mind through the intake of theories/stories and reading (by the modification of your internal working model - which serves as how you then act and behave); but you can also change yourself by doing.

Doing produces results which (if they are measured and thought as feedback) can be referenced against benchmarks, allowing you to reflect upon why this is, what I want to do better, how I can try next time; this overall process changes the external world and in turn by thinking about how the external world was changed and why, you can change your thinking and thus keep doing while reflecting upon your actions.

Vlog Entry #12: Student Video Projects

In another post I explain a little bit more about how these awesome videos came into the world. So if you want to learn more, you can check that out. Othewise I’ll just get out of your way and let you enjoy yourself!

A comedic introduction to some of the sports students practice at my school.


How 20% of the School Day Got Me 100% Success

Presenting Their ProjectsThe leaders at Google believe that people are happier and more productive when they spend 20% of their time at work on a personal project, something that interests them, gets them fired up and invites the creative juices to flow. So, for part of Winter Camp 2015, I gave my students the opportunity to do just that! For two weeks they worked one hour each day on an independent project of their choice, and finished by presenting to their classmates. The only catch was that they had to use English in SOME WAY. From creative music videos to a detailed analysis of different educational systems arond the world, they produced some amazing work!

What are the four main paradigms in Educational Research?

This is a summary of the four main paradigms that exist within education research that you can think in reflecting upon your own teaching practice.

Each paradigm is connected with their own views on how learners learn (or should learn) and how teacher should teach (or should teach).

This is about taking a step back and taking an outside view on your own assumptions as a teacher, and how you think you can become a more effective teacher. Take a look below:

1. Positivism: (realist ontology, objective epistemology)

- Positivism has taken experimental physics as its model in trying to track down casual relationships in the social world. Positivism attempts to look at what influence intervention y has on effect x, and so takes a lot of quantitative data in order to run statistical tests to find the casual relationship.

Left vs Right government visual

Full image:

The Bandwidth of the Senses

Three great websites for learning Korean Perfectly

(beautiful gamification of vocabulary with user generated course -
e.g. you focus on study -> KIIP and TOPIK 중급)

(A beautiful addition to the new learning with text openshare software. Forget about that other reading website - no resources for Korean, not fun, not addictive and not at your level. But with Bliu Bliu and their computer learning algorithm, it works out your level and you can choose readings that you are interested at your level. Perfect)

-> focus on native Korean speakers corrections of whatever you wanna write.


Here is why the translator and interpreter business will be dead for most everyday people (besides high level talks such as UN and EU conferences/government).

Learning algorithms - a sort of system that is able to learn logical things (such as language); just put a massive amount of data (i.e. language) into the system and it will begin to understand.

"learning algorithm does: adjusts when you are tested so that you always have to struggle a little bit, but you are generally successful"

My next plan is to make a professional teaching portfolio

My next plan is to make a professional teaching portfolio at:

and make it like mrs baia's classroom blog.
Like I said it before her blog is quite good. I'm not gonna copy, just take some ideas and post my own teaching story. For example, I like how she posts each lesson she has done (or interesting ideas for the classroom) and posts pictures of the lesson materials, etc.

I want to do the same thing, because it will be a good way to preserve my teaching materials and also to reflect on my own teaching practice in order to improve it as time goes on.

Later on it can be useful for future employers in having look a look at what kind of teach I am, and how great I teach, haha.

This website will be kept as my main ideas and action framework blog.

Dialectical relationships and ZPD in ITE:

-      Alternative perspectives that open up the student teacher are needed to develop a student teacher’s awareness of knowledge (the world) as a dynamic phenomenon (including schools, curricula, pedagogy and education research).

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