Are you an amazing English teacher?

Are you an amazing English teacher?

Are you an amazing English teacher?

Are you an amazing English teacher? Try this quiz, which is mostly meant for fun, but could also be an occasion to look at the way that you – if you are a teacher do your job and to look honestly at what you do and your motivation for doing things in your job.

If you’re a teacher or interested in becoming one, you should probably know the characteristics of an amazing teacher.

Do you remember your favorite teachers when you were at school? I know I can!

I can remember at least 3 of my favourite teachers and they all had a few things in common that made them the best teachers I’ve ever had.

If you are not a teacher, think about how your teacher might answer the questions and answer for them.

The results may or not be surprising, but the best way to look at this topic is to answer the questions honestly and NOT as you would like to be.

30 questions to really get to look at what you are doing on a daily basis with your learners.


Are you a good teacher?

Do you consider yourself to be a bad English teacher? On the other hand, do you consider yourself to be a good English teacher? Now let’s not beat ourselves up about this one, instead let’s look at the qualities that go into making a good teacher : Try this quiz to see how you good a teacher you are - answer as you are really, not how you would like to be.

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What happens to your body when you are always on the phone?

What happens to your body when you are always on the phone?

What happens to your body when you are always on the phone?

What happens to your body when you are always on the phone?  As a society, we love our phones even more than we love each other. They hold our schedules, our contacts, our music, and our lives.

But what is all that phone time doing to your body?

It turns out, more damage than you think…

Weakening your immune system | 0:13

Messing with your head | 0:54

A pain in the neck | 1:40

Brain tumors | 2:10

What did you say? | 2:43

Bad for your vision | 3:08

Metal poisoning | 3:41

On average, people pick up their smartphone 221 times a day to do things with it. It’s no secret that we are getting more and more addicted to these handsets, but have you wondered what effect that is having on your mind and your body?

What happens to your body when you are always on the phone?

Scientists are definitely curious and have a few ideas about the ramifications of smartphone usage. You can measure your own smartphone usage to gather data about how often you check it, and then compare it with the smartphone addiction checklist to know if you have a problem.

An incredible 81% of us have our smartphones within arm’s reach nearly all the time, and one in five young people admit to checking their screens every five minutes.

Are our devices completely safe? We haven’t been using cell phones long enough to fully study long-term impacts and say using them definitively causes specific diseases. But then again, it took decades to prove a  surefire link between smoking cigarettes and lung cancer, too.

Now, I’m not suggesting we all ditch our phones … I rely on mine for so many things.

But the following findings may give you reason to take some commonsense cell phone safety precautions to minimize your risk.

7 Scary Things You Never Knew About Cell Phone Addiction

Are you addicted to your mobile phone? Find out here.

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What will humans look like in 1000 Years?

What will humans look like in 1000 Years?

What will humans look like in 1000 Years?

What will humans look like in 1000 Years? What will humanity look like in 1000 years?

About 10,000 years ago, humans evolved a tolerance to cow’s milk; over the past 150 years, we’ve added 10 centimetres to our average height; and over the past 65 years, we’ve added 20 years to the average lifespan, mostly thanks to advances in science.

We’ve come so far in such an incredibly short period of time, so what will we look like in another 1,000 years.

First off, we humans have a reason to be as smug as we are – our brains are so good, even the most advanced computer system doesn’t even come close. In fact, last year researchers used the K computer in Japan – one of the most powerful computers in the world –  to simulate human brain activity, and it took 705,024 processor cores, 1.4 million GB of RAM, and 40 minutes to process the same amount of data processed by 1 second of brain activity. 

But we might not always have an edge over the machines we create. 

Scientists predict that in the future, computers will not only match the computational speed of the human brain, we’ll also develop artificial intelligence that can speak, interact, listen, and remember. Let’s just hope they don’t use all that information to turn against us.

And as computers grow progressively more human, so too will humans become more integrated with robots. In the future, scientists predict that we’ll have minuscule robots called nanobots swimming around our bodies and enhancing our natural abilities. Known as transhumanism, this could see us no longer limited to what biology can be achieved, and the possibilities of that are pretty incredible to think about.

And it’s not just our own bodies that technology has the potential to completely change. As the video points out, ‘utility clouds’ of microscopic robots could assemble themselves into entire buildings and them disassemble just as easily. “Picture your house disassembling when you leave in the morning so that space can be used for something else,” says AsapSCIENCE. 

In the next 1,000 years, the amount of languages spoken on the planet are set to seriously diminish, and all that extra heat and UV radiation could see darker skin become an evolutionary advantage. And we’re all set to get a whole lot taller and thinner, if we want to survive, that is. Why? I’ll let AsapSCIENCE explain that one in the video above, but let’s just say global warming is going to have a much bigger impact on our appearance than you might think. 

Watch as we cover some cutting-edge innovations happening today. Thanks to the National Geographic Channel for sponsoring this video!


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Making an easy and delicious Chicken curry

Making an easy and delicious Chicken curry

Making an easy and delicious Chicken curry – it is so easy when you know how.

If you enjoy Indian or Asian food, then you probably like curries – delicious aren’t they!

Chicken curry is a common delicacy in the Indian subcontinent, Southeast Asia, as well as in the Caribbean, where it is usually referred to as curry chicken.

A typical curry from the Indian subcontinent consists of chicken stewed in an onion- and tomato-based sauce, flavored with ginger, garlic, mango chutney, tomato puree, chili peppers and a variety of spices, often including turmeric, cumin, coriander, cinnamon, cardamom and so on.

Other variations include the addition of almonds, coconut milk or cream, yoghurt and fragrant spices.

Outside South Asia, chicken curry is often made with a pre-made spice mixture known as curry powder.

Chicken tikka masala is a dish of chunks of roasted marinated chicken (chicken tikka) in a spiced curry sauce.

The sauce is usually creamy and orange-coloured and is one of the most popular dishes in The UK, but totally unknown to Indians and Pakistanis outside the UK, so it is a dish that has been probably invented in The UK for people of the UK, but it is reallt delicious.

There are multiple claims to its place of origin, including the Punjab region of the Indian subcontinent or Glasgow in Scotland.

It is among the United Kingdom’s most popular dishes, leading a government minister, Robin Cook, to claim in 2001 that it was “a true British national dish”.

If you want help Making an easy and delicious Chicken curry, then the first thing you need to do is start training – yes, start training.

Start training your ingredients to work for you – don’t spend hours chopping, slicing, dicing and shredding, just train your ingredients to do it themselves, as we have done in the video.

In this ‘how-to- video, we will show you how to prepare the perfect, easy and delicious chicken curry.

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To learn is to be free

To learn is to be free

An inspiring talk about learning by Shahmeem Akhtar

Shameem Akhtar posed as a boy during her early childhood in Pakistan so she could enjoy the privileges Pakistani girls are rarely afforded: to play outside and attend school.

In an eye-opening, personal talk, Akhtar recounts how the opportunity to get an education altered the course of her life — and ultimately changed the culture of her village, where today every young girl goes to school.


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