Category Archives: Book Club

Richard’s Reads: Genki English Book Club

Along with meditation ( I use Headspace) and exercise (see below) reading has a huge correlation with personal success. Since getting my phone and kindle I’ve been reading so many books and in the spirit of the “What shall I read next?” question that I always find myself in, I’m sharing some of the my…

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What can the American and British education systems learn from classrooms in the developing world?

TED.com have just put up another great new article about what we can all learn from classrooms in the developing world. It features Adam Braun – whose fantastic Pencils of Promise book is a definite book for your reading list – and also Sugata Mitra – who did the computer rooms in the schools we worked…

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Summer Reads: Purple Cow: New Edition

In a field of black and white cows,   i.e. other English classes that are indistinguishable from each other,  why would anyone choose to study English with you? The answer,  be a Purple Cow.   It is the reason some English schools succeed, whilst some are still struggling, and many of you will have seen…

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Yes and…. Game

If you want to see the future, and all the amazing things it brings, I’d definitely recommend Inc magazine.    ( I get the iPad edition each month and it is a fantastic antidote to the so called “news” sites like CNN or BBC!) And as education is such a huge part of the future,…

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Genki English Book Club: Life Ki-Do (empowering discipline tips!)

If you’re looking for something great to read over the Spring holidays …. Today’s book is a fantastic treasure trove of kid friendly, empowering discipline techniques to get away from what the author calls the “American Happiness Formula” (“Look good + Perform Well + Get Approval = Happiness”) into what he calls “Life Kido Happiness…

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Genki English Book Club: Ken Robinson’s “The Element”

I think you know we all love Sir Ken Robinson around here.  His humorous presentations about exactly why the current education models don’t, can’t and shouldn’t work are a revelation. In this book  The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything he concentrates on one aspect of learning, that of being in “your element.”    Like when…

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