LAFTAs

There is actually a film awards for foreign language students called the LAFTAs in the UK.

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Leadership: Teachers Helping Students

A TED talk by General Stanley McChrystal shares lessons from failure and leadership.  I feel like I learned something precious about being a teacher from his words:

“In one sentence, he lifted me, put me back on my feet and taught me that leaders can let you fail and yet not be a failure.”

and

“A leader isn’t good because they’re right; they’re good because they are willing to learn and to trust.”

He talks about the gap in generations, the effect of technology and experiences across that gap and how he became a much better listener because of these challenges.

Bablingua

Oh my, friends.  Have you had the pleasure of working with the site Bablingua?  Oh my, what an awesome resource.  The focus of this site is listening/viewing to improve vocabulary and very specifically the spoken versions.  They have videos, games and help for teachers.