You may think this is nothing, but this is EVERYTHING : Parents and educators cannot possibly understand the urgency for this push towards a future of education without comprehending the disruptions brought by social media, the Information Age, globalization and the concepts of Revolutionary Wealth.
OK, so it’s a coincidence I love the anthropology part of economics (gee, what’s with the non-capitalization, English teacher?) and I was a student of advertising. So, OK, I heard the conversations in the corridor concerning the fallout of media because I was working with AC Nielsen Media back in 99 (thereabouts). So, OK, I got a taste of the convenience and potential of technology because I worked as a “not really here or there” curator and writer of sorts for the Communications Department of Technology Park Malaysia. Continue reading
Let me tell you what I’m up to. As some of you might know, I have been trying to bring world-class English language learning into our classrooms hoping to prepare learners for the 21st Century. In the past 2 years, I have been running my own Incubator Language Center to experiment with how Chinese-speakers improve the best. I have come up with very useful information and experience to help EVERYONE succeed. I have found an approach which GUARANTEES success in learning.
I’ve been doing quite a lot of catching-up in the last couple of months. Doing all of that in a backward little ancient city island like Penang kept me dangerously complacent about the rapid changes happening between 2000 – 2009. Web 1.0 (1989-1999) was nothing to shout about but I left the big city when Web2.0 turned many things on their head.
When I was a child, I wanted to grow up and save the world. I got a bit older and I started liking the idea of writing and communicating my thoughts and desires – I was impressed by Fidel Castro and Che Guevera; I was sold on their charisma and cult following. I understood that words can have real power if you could get the aura surrounding the delivery down to a pat. What a shame I was born a girl, I would’ve loved to be a public speaker if I were a man. Continue reading