You are betting your life on the resolutions you made this New Year. You should want to succeed at them very badly, and should work hard to do so– get organized and learn more about it, not just hope which is what most resolutions really are.
Bets are won by those that are confident and those that have more information.So win your bets by becoming that kind of person.
This is a great post. But it made think about teaching in a different way. Some students are in my and your classroom because they have to be there. But others are there because they really REALLY want to learn English.
For some it’s a goal. For some it’s a resolution. But I wonder: is learning a second language one of those decisions or choices that should be seen as a bet?
Learning a second language (or 3, or 4th) sure has the power to change lives. Jobs can be won or lost. Deals can be made or lost. Impressions can be made or not – language matters. I wonder how my teaching could change if I started viewing what I do in the light of the great possibilities this one class could hold for my students…