As you can tell by the title of this post, things are going to be changing at VisualProductivity. I recently completed a degree in education and my passions have shifted slightly from a business to toward more of an educational focus. I think you'll like the new direction as much or more than in the past. I plan on sharing my insights and revelations as I continue to learn and develop my teaching style and will share best practices and techniques that can improve your life.
Overall learning strategies including efficiency hacks
Learning strategies as well as efficiency and effectiveness strategies have always been the core focus of this blog. This won't change, however, you'll likely notice more mention of education and learning in general, as opposed to references to small business. The content will continue to be relevant to pretty much everyone, so make sure you check out some of the new content
I'm looking forward to sharing insights describing the various learning styles. There are plenty of ways to learn a language and everyone seems to think they have the only solution. In reality, the methods you need to learn a language can vary widely between individuals. There are some best practices to follow, but there is a tremendous variety of ways to learn. You'll probably find that you might try several strategies, but one or two might resonate more with you than others.
I'll be kicking things off with a series on pronunciation in a second language. My focus is on Spanish since it's the one I've spent the most time studying and because there is still some learning for me to do. I have a lot to say on the topic, including sharing my pronunciation journey and I'll get into why most people never seem to perfect their accent in a second language.
There has been a seismic shift in the education system due to the pandemic. Many students (and adults) have had to deal with numerous new issues over the past year and a bit. There is a significant amount of research and information available to help people deal with their emotions and feelings. My goal will be to add some posts to help you (or someone you love) consider your thoughts, feelings, reactions and responses to what is going around them. That sounds a bit “woo woo,” but the goal is to make it completely normal. Think of it as a few hacks for daily living.
Other Educational Topics
I'll leave the door open to bring up other topics as we move along.
I look forward to sharing content with you again.