Posts tagged learning


Three Ways to Leave a Legacy in the Land of Online Learning

In my last post I talked about the fundamentals of becoming an online teacher without supporting huge investor-fueled teaching platforms or business practices you don’t agree with, don’t understand or simply don’t care about. Today I want to talk further…

March 23, 2011, by


The Age of Infovores, the Grazing Brain and Binge Processing

Today I stumbled over an article written in 2008 in the Wall Street Journal, titled “Why We’re Powerless To Resist Grazing On Endless Web Data”. The author uses the metaphor of a cat hunting for the red dot produced by…

March 7, 2011, by

Learning English

Zen and English, Part 4: Wind

The Post of Wind Wind represents not only the flow of air, but the sky itself; that which is real, which we can feel, but which cannot be held by the hand. We know it is there, we see it…

December 10, 2010, by

Learning English

Zen and English, Part 2: Water

The Post of Water Water represents motion, mobility, and subtlety. Water takes many forms, from oceans, to steam, to clouds, to rain, to raging torrents, to snow, to ice bergs, to tranquil lakes. Water follows the path of least resistance….

December 10, 2010, by

Learning English

English: Engaging Your Opponents

Ripped From The Headlines President Obama has been accused of “not engaging with his opponents” in his efforts to pass the new START treaty (STrategic Arms Reduction Treaty) with Russia through the United States Senate. Whether this is true or…

December 1, 2010, by

Learning English

Here’s Some Food For Thought

The Full Version, For Free I released this as a preview before but, it’s more important that the people who actually need this sort of thing, a primer on 50 English idiomatic expressions relating to food, obtain it for free….

November 29, 2010, by


Greetings, Meetings and Farewells in American English

How To Meet, Greet and Say Goodbye Seven minutes audio recording, by Jeremiah Bourque. [audio:]download

November 11, 2010, by

Learning English

It Is Indeed A Wonderful World

Listen And Learn The YouTube video below, and the song contained – Louis Armstrong performing It’s A Wonderful World – is the subject of the audio lesson that follows. Text is below the audio. The Audio Lesson [audio: – It…

November 3, 2010, by


Learn Any Language via Skype

There are many ways to learn a language. And many ways to learn a language online. The technologies offered on elearning websites cover a wide range, from simple to sophisticated: Virtual classroom software, screen-sharing software, buttons for raising your hand…

October 18, 2010, by

Learning English

How To Use Essay Templates To Learn Real English

Turning Cheat Sheets Into Real Knowledge A great deal of students around the world now use “essay templates” (pre-packaged essays with fill-in-the-blank entries) for their English essay needs. It is sometimes said that a machine could write an A+ essay….

October 5, 2010, by

Online Teaching

The Highly Concentrated Essence of (Online) Learning

Learning online is many times more powerful than conventional face-to-face interaction in three-dimensional reality. With “powerful” I don’t mean “better in any case, situation or circumstances.” (for some people, it simply doesn’t work.) Learning Online is not a magic bullet,…

September 21, 2010, by

Online Teaching

Teaching is Like Jazz

… a good friend once told me. (I just remembered this when I read Seth Godin’s blog) What he meant was that as a teacher – to him – it’s all about improvising. It is not about dealing out “knowledge”…

September 12, 2010, by