The 21st century has brought much in the way of turmoil and change to the world of business. As a consequence, ways of doing business that were once universally accepted now seem outdated and inflexible in an age where knowledge drives economies and socially responsible corporate attitudes influence stakeholders and shareholders alike.
With such changes have come new priorities and responsibilities and it is in this environment that the theory of servant leadership has flourished as a management style for the redefined business world of today, one that can serve as a cornerstone for organisations wishing to build corporate structures based on stewardship, empowerment and trust.
An intermediate online English lesson about Madam Tussauds, London's famous Waxworks Museum. Watch a video about this popular London tourist attraction, learn some useful new vocabulary, and complete a multiple choice quiz to test how much you have understood.
A student preparing her masters thesis in healthcare management recently asked me, Why arent more organizations doing The Eden Alternative or something like it From the tone of her voice, it was obvious that she was struggling to find an answer. Well, Ive thought about this question a lot, so I had my answer ready.
Is our education system broken? Answers to this question differ depending on the perspective from which each one of us looks at it and also in terms of what we mean by broken. This question has also been the theme that several scholars and educators from all around the world covered in their TED talks.
There are some educators out there that make classroom technology integration look easy. For most of us, it’s a daunting task: converting your paper-and-folder, marker-and-poster classroom systems to mobile devices and the cloud. And the ones who dig right in, despite their reservations, to equip their students with the educational technology experiences they need for …
This is a dissection of teaching at the heart of a classroom near you. For this article, I will be depicting a colleague I currently work with. I am sure this teacher exists in your school too ... ...
The great teacher offers practical applications and goes the ‘extra mile’; investing in the interests of individual students. Their classroom support nurtures the growth of students who are in their care.
Last week on the Connected Student Series, I discussed the ‘why’ of digital portfolios. It is imperative that in 2014, students be able to curate, archive and expand on the work they are producing in class.
Portfolio is a collection of work organized by the student to represent the student's learning (reading, thinking, research, teaching, and writing) during the program or career. A professional portfolio, represents the student's qualifications, skills, knowledge and views relevant to a career in language education.
We write the equivalent of 520 million books every day on social media and email. The fact that so many of us are writing — sharing our ideas, good and bad — has changed the way we think. Just as we now live in public, so do we think in public.
This post covers what to do once you've got a mobile-friendly website up and running: whether you need an app, why mobile is important for social and email, technical tips for improving your mobile presence, examples and case studies of brands doing these things well, and the mindset we need about mobile as online marketers in 2014 and beyond.
Business English: Stock Market Game— Who Will Be the Champion of Investors? By KAZUYA J. SHIDA Instructions for the Teacher LEVEL: Upper-Intermediate to Advanced (Business English) TIMING: 80-100 minutes without the follow-up activity This should include brainstorming, discussions, and checking the answers. The teacher should consider the time it takes for students to set up [continue reading...]