Author Archives: Steve Kaufmann

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learning

7 Common Misconceptions About Language Learning

There are over 6,000 languages in the world. Some are more important than others, not better or more advanced, just more important. Why? Because they are spoken by more people, in more countries. That does not mean that Finnish is not important to the Finns, and Maori is not important to the Maoris. It is just that these languages are not so important to the rest of us. r

reading

7 Pleasurable Ways to Improve Your Reading Ability

“There is a total incompatibility between the joy of reading, a vagabond experience, and the experience of reading in order to answer questions, and explain what you understood.” – Rubem Alves, Brazilian educator. What is most likely to influence your … r

internet education

How the Internet is Changing Education

If a truly universal “University” can be created on the web, this will provide peer inspired motivation. Perhaps we will achieve the vision of world-wide, interlocking, learning “convivia “, communities of learning communities. r

Public Speaking

Nail Your Next Presentation with these Classic Principles of Public Speaking

You can use these classic principles of public speaking to improve your presentation and interview skills. r

If You Want to Change, Train Your Brain

“We make guilty of our disasters the sun, the moon, and stars;” –Shakespeare In Shakespeare’s time, people blamed the stars for their problems. Today scientists tell us either that our brain has been pre-programmed by evolution, or shaped by our … r

7 Ways to Make Your Own Good Luck

When I look back at the last 45 years, I feel the greatest factor in any success I have had, as a university student, diplomat or businessman, has come mainly from being lucky. r