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Tips for career building reading (Jeff Larche)

10 April 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Extract from:

“Tips for career building reading in 2018”

written

by

Jeff Larche:

“Let’s get started.-

To begin, I’ve put together tips on how to get the most value from your reading time. Let’s call it a Reading List User’s Guide.

Choose books as wisely as you choose friends. Author and entrepreneur Jim Rohn once wrote, “You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with.” The same can be said for the authors you welcome onto your bookshelf or into your Kindle. In many ways, I consider authors I respect actual friends. For instance, early in my career, when I had my own direct-response consultancy, I would silently thank Peter Senge for what he had taught me. I would walk into a potential client’s business for the first time and apply the knowledge I gleaned from reading his book The Fifth Discipline, which focuses on how organizations “learn to learn.” I would look around at office dynamics and know with surprising accuracy just how much of a “learning organization” I was observing. No company is perfect, but Senge had trained me to see the extent of each organization’s “learning disabilities”—and by extension, whether they would be good customers for what I was selling. Now, that’s a valuable friend!

Ask if popular books have truly earned their status. Good business books, like good speeches, should provide a strong mix of inspiration and education. Ask friends who have read a particular book what specifically they learned, or how they were moved. Listen closely to their answers. Much of the business world is ruled by groupthink, “FOMO” (fear of missing out) and trying to impress. Those impulses aren’t good enough reasons to read a book, even if it’s the one “everyone is reading.” It’s a surprisingly rare business book that deserves its popularity. I’m thinking of books like The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People, which rode best-seller lists for literally years, and remains one of the best-selling non-fiction books of all time.Don’t be put off if your friends talk more to inspiration than education. The same year I first read (and learned a ton from) “7 Habits,” I was also deeply inspired by a different book, called The One-to-One Future. It was in the very early days of CRM (customer relationship management). And boy, did it inspire! It literally caused me to change my career path, a decision that is one of the best of my life. Last year, I derived similar inspiration from another book, The Business Blockchain. I haven’t changed my career yet, but you never know! (And thanks to Accenture’s deep involvement in blockchain, a lateral move within our organization isn’t out of the question for me.)

Vary your reading diet widely. Non-fiction books don’t have to be formally about business to help you with your career. When I read Dr. Deborah Tannen’s You Just Don’t Understand: Women and Men in Conversation, I realized that I wasn’t communicating clearly with roughly half the professional workforce (i.e., women!). By an embarrassing coincidence—and as though the world had a painful lesson to teach me—just as I was about to start the book, I nearly lost a client because she gave her instructions in something Tannen calls “rapport speak,” while I was hearing her through the filter of “report speak.” I screwed up an assignment and only realized how it happened after reading and internalizing the book. How’s that for valuable career advice!” (…)

Read on here:

http://www.jefflarche.com/2018/01/24/tips-for-career-building-reading-in-2018/

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PDF (G-Drive)

http://tinyurl.com/y528cos2

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“La palabra que huye” Sergio Ramírez (El Nacional)

10 March 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

La palabra que huye

Sergio Ramírez

El Nacional; 10.03.2019

“Las mesas de conversación literaria en el Festival Correntes d’Escritas celebrado en Póvoa de Varzim giran alrededor de versos sacados de las poesías de Sophia de Melo Breyner, la gran escritora portuguesa ganadora del premio Camões y del Reina Sofía, muerta en 2004.

“En el punto donde la soledad y el silencio/se cruzan como la noche y como el frío/esperé como quien espera en vano/tan nítido y preciso era el vacío…”, dice la estrofa de cuyo último verso he debido sacar mi propia reflexión. Entonces, he pensado en el vacío, tan nítido y preciso, de la página en blanco.

Para un escritor de empeño diario no existe vacío más absoluto y aterrador que ese. Esto puede ser ya un lugar común cuando se habla de las angustias de la escritura, pero no por eso es menos verdadero.” (…)

Lea la versión original y completa en @ElNacionalWeb:

http://www.el-nacional.com/noticias/columnista/palabra-que-huye_273919

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#PDF:

https://tinyurl.com/y6pfztwk

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“Tenéis la educación que merecéis” (Arístides Mínguez)

9 March 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

 

Tenéis la educación que merecéis

Arístides Mínguez

“Recientemente toda la prensa se ha hecho eco de que en los últimos exámenes para ser profesor de enseñanza secundaria un elevado porcentaje de aspirantes suspendió por acumular una inadmisible cantidad de faltas de ortografía. ¿De qué os extrañáis? Habéis transigido con que os roben la cultura, la convicción de que hay que esforzarse, estudiando, a veces, cosas que no te tienen que gustar del todo.

Recibí mi formación académica, primero, en una aldea de 300 habitantes, Peñarrubia, escondida en las estribaciones de la Sierra del Segura y, luego, en la cabecera de municipio, Elche de la Sierra, una población de unas 4.000 almas. Eran los años 70 y principios de los 80 cuando me ofrendaron la médula de mi aprendizaje. Al inicio, en una escuela unitaria, donde mi Maestro, fajándose como un héroe sin capa ni galones, nos enseñó a más de 30 niños, mezclados todos juntos desde los 6 hasta los 14 años. Él sembró mi amor por la lectura, por la lengua, por nuestra historia. Con su magisterio consiguió que, al trasladarse mi familia al pueblo y tener que ir yo al colegio público, no se notara que venía de una escuela de aldea. Fue él quien me inculcó el valor del esfuerzo y, junto con mi Magister Raimundo, inductor de mi pasión hacia lo grecolatino, el responsable de que decidiera dedicarme a la docencia.”

Lea el texto completo aquí:

https://www.zendalibros.com/teneis-la-educacion-mereceis/

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#PDF

https://tinyurl.com/yxcspcx4

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A word a day keeps the hunger away (verbum, i: word)

9 March 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

I have just subscribed to this website and I receive a mail everyday

transparent.com

https://tinyurl.com/y578frb8

versus. verse, line of poetry

Latin example: Ubi versus lecti sunt, poeta laudatus est

[when his verses were being read, the poet was being praised]

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See:

LATIN WORDS (WEBSITE INCLUDES LATIN EXAMPLE SENTENCES, THEIR ENGLISH MEANING AND WHAT´S MORE THEIR LATIN PRONUNCIATION)

beneficium: kindness, benefit

Part of speech: noun

Example sentence: Boni cives sunt ei qui beneficia patriae memoria tenent.

Sentence meaning: Good citizens are those who hold the benefits of their country in their memory.

nuntius: messenger

Part of speech: noun

Example sentence: Nuntius cucurrit ab exercitu ad senatum.

Sentence meaning: The messenger ran from the army to the senate.

check a sample of ten words collected from my

#PDF: beneficium

https://tinyurl.com/yylntntj

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#PDF: nox

https://tinyurl.com/y24qtmdh

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#PDF: reverentia

https://tinyurl.com/y3s9j65b

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“Leer no da estatus” (Paula Corroto)

8 March 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Leer no da estatus

Paula Corroto

(Letraslibres.com; 24.01.2019)

“El Barómetro de Hábitos de Lectura y Compra de Libros que anualmente elabora la Federación del gremio de Editores y el Ministerio de Cultura ha vuelto a ofrecer los mismos datos de los últimos años: más de un 30% de población española no lee nunca un libro. Y hasta casi el 40% admite que ni siquiera lo hace en su tiempo de ocio. Una vez más las manos a la cabeza y la sempiterna pregunta: ¿por qué no se lee?

Hace tiempo que la industria del libro no pasa por sus mejores momentos. Ya quisieran las ventas acercarse a las de hace quince años, cuando un gran éxito podía acercarse al millón de libros vendidos. Hoy hay alborozo y regocijo en una editorial cuando un título alcanza los 50.000 ejemplares vendidos. Esos son los bestsellers. Porque lo de Patria es otra cosa. Un fenómeno que es casi como el cometa Halley. Y hace más de dos años que no se ve.

[Ortografía en imágenes, @OrtograImagenes vía @Twitter]

Se dice que es cosa de la crisis. Que ya no se compran libros porque son caros. Y seguramente hay parte de eso. Entran menos libros en las casas. Pero en aquellas en las que siempre se ha leído siguen entrando aunque sea en menos cantidad. Y, además, también se puede ir a la biblioteca. La cuestión es otra: por qué ese 40% no va leer haya crisis o no” (…)

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Lea aquí el texto completo:

https://www.letraslibres.com/espana-mexico/cultura/leer-no-da-estatus

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#PDF:

https://tinyurl.com/yx9szeft

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“Reglas básicas para asistir bien vestido a una boda” (protocolo.org)

8 March 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

[Mark Reay, fotógrafo]

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EXTRACTO:

Reglas básicas para asistir bien vestido a una boda

Durante todo el año hay ceremonias y celebraciones de boda, pero la primavera y el verano suelen ser las épocas preferidas por los novios para casarse. Pero, cuando recibimos una invitación de boda, además del regalo, lo primero que pensamos es qué nos vamos a poner.

;Cómo vestirse para asistir a una boda?

Vamos a dar una serie de reglas básicas para vestir, sin que ello recorte nuestra “libertad” para escoger aquellos conjuntos que más nos gusten y favorezcan.

1. Qué pone la invitación. Es importante partir de una base. Si en la invitación ya nos piden una  determinada etiqueta, hay que empezar a pensar en nuestro vestuario basado en esta premisa.

2. Dónde tiene lugar. Si la boda es una ermita o la boda es una catedral, el conjunto puede variar. Ver a las señoras con sus tacones altos moverse por una pradera húmeda para llegar a una ermita es una estampa, cuando menos, bastante graciosa (…)

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Lea el artículo completo aquÍ:

https://www.protocolo.org/social/bodas/reglas-basicas-para-asistir-bien-vestido-a-una-boda.html

[protocolo.org]

#PDF

https://tinyurl.com/y3u4bea9

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Otros enlaces:

1/

Javier Berenguer

https://www.javierberenguer.es/como-vestir-a-un-hombre-para-una-boda/

2/

Revista GQ

https://www.revistagq.com/moda/tendencias/galerias/como-vestir-en-una-boda/6099/image/742471

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Las seis reglas que un invitado debe respetar

(La Vanguardia)

https://www.lavanguardia.com/de-moda/20180402/441480405634/reglas-vestuario-invitada-boda-vestidos-de-boda.html

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Mini tests dictated by the teacher

2 March 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

 

MINI TESTS dictated

The teacher dictates 3 or 4 exercises on BASICS, that is, vocabulary essentials, numbers, telling the time, formulaic language, verbs, idioms, conjugations, transformation of short sentences, et cetera) to be done immediately in the classroom by the students.

All the students are to stay sitting separately as if taking an examination, although the activity equals a simple test.

AIMS:

a/ check that your own teacher´s talk (pronunciation, intonation, English language) is clear.

b/ check the students´ s understanding as well as their knowledge of spelling, vocabulary and grammar

c/ check the students´s progress on elementary points, that is, see if they still have problems with any aspects of verbal tenses or vocabulary METHOD

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SAMPLE

  1. Write all months of the year in order. Make 2 sentences of  a minimum of 6 words using “June”, “her” in the present continuous tense negative
  2. Put these numbers in letters: 2nd / 12th / 15th / 20th / 23rd
  3. Conjugate the past simple tense of the verb TO SPELL in the interrogative form. Translate one form into Spanish
  4. Name 4 idioms from the wordlist from lesson 4 (cf. Aula Virtual / @moodle; PPA. Second term. Business English 2)

 

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“DICTATE: to say or read (something) aloud for another person to transcribe or for a machine to record: to dictate some letters to a secretary” (cf. Dictionary.com)

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#PDF via G.Drive

https://tinyurl.com/yyz8klgt

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Do not feed cheaters!

2 March 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

Tom Berenger as Jonathan Shale in “The Substitute“.

Dir. Robert Mandel. 1996]

In tests, controls and examinations teachers must avoid questions on BASICS which could be easily copied on a slip of paper. Do not feed cheaters!

In case a teacher would like to check the student´s learning of the days of the week, ordinal numbers from 1st to 12th, for example, he shouldn’t directly ask like this “write all days of the week in order” or “complete the numbers missing on the following list first, se……., th….., fourth ………..ninth …

Another way might be as follows:

a/Pass these messages into Spanish

She will meet her friend Joan next Thursday at 5.44

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*Are you coming with us to the zoo tomorrow?

**You mean, tomorrow Tuesday?

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#PDF via G.Drive

https://tinyurl.com/y32rhevj

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Secret message (complete that on the blackboard)

2 March 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

The teacher writes an easy message on the board of the classroom. There would be one or two words left out. The students should complete the message with the missing words, later in the class period.

AIM of the activity: stand out a verbal tense, a peculiar expression. Revise typical mistakes or solve out doubts related to grammar, spelling, et cetera.

This formula can be used to introduce a new topic, e.g.:the past simple tense, idioms, question tags, false friends

SAMPLE

She h…… w…….. a lot today. Let her go out for a walk, dear!

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[KEY: has worked. Introduction of the present perfect tense]

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#PDF via G.Drive

https://tinyurl.com/yyboapax

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A tentative teacher´s schedule (classroom)

28 February 2019

twitter: @eugenio_fouz

BOOK (textbook: grammar, vocabulary PRESENTATION)

reading texts aloud time for exercises in class + homework

Wordlist.- pack of copies [@moodle / hard copies or printed copies]

Parallel Papers or PPA: revise, Q.A, write some expressions

DICTIONARY use

Time for NOTEBOOK correction of exercises on board

AUDIOS from the BOOK. Repetition. Solving out exercises

Parallel Papers [PPA].-Explain, comment papers on grammar, functional language or texts

How to (teach how to tell the time, how to say an email address)

Time for Virtual Platform (@moodle) – check some points, ie., grammar syllabus, recommendations, warnings.

READING texts aloud

AUDIOS, PRACTICE (exercises linked from the net with answer keys)

Worksheets (pair work).-exercises to do and correct in the classroom

Reading the Graded reader in class. Select vocabulary

Lyrics and songs (selection)

Short dictations

Mini test

Essay writing (how to, opinion, brief texts)

Functional language

Q.A (question and answer) – oral class

Surprise Tests

Revision time (conjugation of verbs, vocabulary, how to issues, spelling, BASICS)

Videos, GIFs, proverbs

Write short messages in English

Translate messages

Situations (problem solving)

Role-plays

AOB (Any Other Business)

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#PDF

http://tinyurl.com/

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