Mind Mechanics: Critical Thinking Classes (Inspired by The Theory of Knowledge IB Program)
Steeped in a synthesis of age-old wisdom and contemporary insights, this course is more than just a series of lessons—it's a transformative experience. I've always believed in the power of the mind, and over the course of my teaching journey, I've fine-tuned this program, drawing from the teachings of renowned authors and adding practical applications. Each week is designed to challenge your thought processes and widen your intellectual horizons. We delve deep into principles elucidated in well-regarded manuals, picking apart their lessons, and understanding their relevance in today's fast-paced world. But we don’t stop there. Through rigorous workshops, interactive discussions, and real-world scenarios, students get to apply these principles, turning theory into actionable strategies. The beauty of this course is its adaptability. Whether you're a budding entrepreneur, a seasoned professional, or someone looking to enhance personal growth, the skills acquired here will prove invaluable. By the end of our sessions, you won’t just think differently—you’ll view the world through a more analytical, discerning lens. Some examples of recent classes: 1. Logical Fallacies & Cognitive Biases: Exploring common pitfalls in reasoning, from straw man arguments to confirmation bias. 2. Exploring multi-faceted problems with no clear answers: Techniques to navigate ambiguity and make informed decisions. 3. Media Literacy & Information Consumption: Understanding the age of information overload. 4. Real-world Application & Case Studies: Analyzing contemporary issues, from political debates to corporate decisions, through the lens of critical thought. Working in teams to present and defend solutions to complex problems. Sound interesting? See you in class, -Dante
Communication Training (Professional / Personal) & Public Speaking
Whether your goal is personal or professional, speaking is a predominantly physical activity, relying on a body, a voice, a breath, a rhythm (diction) and an emotion (the imagination and the sensations, reflecting the involvement of the speaker in his speech. How to send a clear message? How to make the difference, to make an impression? How to regain self-confidence and control the management of his emotions? Knowing how to speak in public is now a necessity for the company and in the company. From a personal point of view, this is a vector for better relationships and optimal messages. On the phone, in a meeting, in front of a client or a banker (…), your public speaking must be effective and efficient with clear, simple and powerful messages, creating a match between the message received and the message sent. Simple and pragmatic tools will be presented and then put into practice for: generating listening ● making an impression ● fostering trust ● generating need ● motivating teams by explaining a strategy ● getting messages across within groups. Controlled, the method allows: • improve self-confidence and stress management with the development of the speaker's fluency (verbal-bodily), his public speaking and his sense of repartee and improvisation • to work on his ease, leadership, his NLP, his charisma, his creativity and to go towards a certain personal development, through a set of scenarios * improve the characteristics of the spoken voice (timbre, pitch, intention, flow) Completed by basic exercises (diction, voice, presence, breathing, presentation, time management ...), role plays, improvisations and simulations will be set up. With the key words: pronunciation, rhetoric, verbal and non-verbal communication, diction / articulation, the sense of repartee, structured speech (…). The goal is not only to focus on verbal communication but also on nonverbal communication, so as to make the control of his body, his voice (...), a real and lasting strength. Depending on the interaction between the trainer - coach and the one who consults, there is no single way to operate: each type of session depends on the needs and difficulties of each. In all cases, it is very often a question, while adapting to your own needs and after having precisely diagnosed your desired objective and the blockages encountered, to combine the theory (the bases of the studied concept, for example NLP / information asymmetry / the "how to say no" / the tools of non-verbal communication or the application of kinaesthesia) and its application (through exercises and direct applications). For example, are discussed: - the fundamentals of public speaking: breathing, gaze and body language - diction and elocution: rhythm and range of your voice - management of your emotions and your emotional overflow (example: stress) - work on the body, to amplify your charisma and ensure consistency between your message and your body ... with the aim of: * Enhance your presentation and arouse interest by focusing on your strengths, your qualities ... your personality * Match the content and form of your message * Improve your charisma, your self-confidence and the benefits of your emotional intelligence Postgraduate School Training & Ivy league college in the United States, specialized and worked for over 13 years, in Europe and North America, in the field of communication and public speaking in renowned public and private international institutions, involved in forums and conferences, and focused on two areas: training and coaching, with the key words pedagogy and careful methodology. PLACES - Locations: Geneva - Lausanne - Friborg - Neuchâtel - Montreux - Basel - Sion - Sierre - Morges - Bienne. But currently and until further notice, only by videoconference in accordance with national recommendations on Covid. These sessions also seem to be perfectly unanimous since they have the advantages of live (example: quality of the interaction), without its disadvantages (example: loss of travel time) with additional advantages (example: notes that can be re-read on the chat). In this context, the videoconference sessions for which you asked me to seem to suit everyone perfectly, take place very optimally and generate a certain enthusiasm (and a certain enthusiasm). That is why, at your request, I continue to offer this option. Take good care of yourself and yours! PROGRAM A la carte program: evaluated and adapted to each need.
Word bridge: enriching the mind (in line with Spanish)
This course, "Words Bridge: Enriching the Mind with Spanish Online," is designed to be more than just a language lesson; It is an invitation to expand your mind and your horizons. Through an interactive and dynamic approach, you will immerse yourself not only in grammar and vocabulary, but also in the rich cultures that make up the Spanish-speaking world. Each module is carefully structured to encourage both understanding and fluent expression, relying on contemporary teaching methods that ensure effective and enjoyable learning. From beginners to advanced students, each participant will find challenges and achievements adapted to their level and learning objectives. Additionally, "Puente de Palabras" integrates unique elements of Hispanic culture, from literature and film to traditions and social practices, offering a complete and immersive learning experience. This course not only improves your language skills, but also prepares you to navigate various social and professional contexts. Join this exciting and transformative journey, where each class is not just a lesson, but a window into a vibrant and ever-evolving world. "Words Bridge" is not just learning a language, it is opening your world to new possibilities and perspectives.
An Arabic language teacher for children for the primary stage, the Egyptian and Saudi curriculum
I teach Arabic from the beginning to the advanced stages for elementary school children From the beginning of teaching the Arabic language from the book Nour Al-Bayan to be able to read and write well, up to the school curricula starting from the first grade of primary school until the sixth grade of primary school, the Saudi and Egyptian curriculum I teach in a simple way that is suitable for the abilities of each student, and I am very patient with my students. My main goal is to make a positive change with my students. I use modern educational and entertainment tools with my students so that they interact with me during the class
Burmese Private Lessons by Experience Native Burmese
Hello.My name is Wai.I am a Native Burmese and I graduated high school in Myanmar(Burma).I work as a Burmese tutor.I provided Basic reading,writing,listening lessons,Grammar lessons and Daily usages and conversion lessons. These are benefits of attending my class. First,I teach with my private lessons which are more easier to learn and understand to learn.My lessons are based on Burmese old text book and I added some needed lessons,usage and examples.So,you can teach really easily to understand. Second,I am not teaching only text book lessons.More interesting and more effectively lessons like movies,Burmese culture and stories will make you as a native Burmese. Third,There will be tutorial exams in every two weeks.So,you can check your Burmese level.If you don't want to make tutorial exams,no problem.Thank you.
Learn Nepali Language with Native Speaker - Basic, Intermediate and expert
Namaste! Are you fascinated by the rich culture and diverse language of Nepal? Embark on a linguistic journey with me as your native Nepali-speaking tutor! Whether you're a beginner or seeking to enhance your Nepali skills, this personalized course offers: Customized Lessons: Tailored sessions catering to your proficiency level and learning goals. Cultural Insights: Immerse yourself in Nepali traditions, customs, and nuances through language learning. Interactive Approach: Engaging activities, dialogues, and multimedia resources to make learning enjoyable. Flexibility: Flexible scheduling and adaptable teaching methods to suit your pace and preferences. Post-Graduate Expertise: Benefit from my academic background to grasp both conversational and academic Nepali.
Yoruba Unveiled: A Cultural Odyssey through Language.
Embark on a rich linguistic journey with me as your Yoruba online tutor. Experience personalized lessons tailored to your pace and needs. Immerse yourself in the vibrant culture and history woven into the Yoruba language, unlocking not just words but a deeper understanding of a thriving West African heritage. Let's make language learning a delightful exploration together.
CINEMA, ACTING, IMPROVISATION WORKSHOPS - - -
These sessions allow the development of skills and knowledge of the trade, with the game facing the camera, familiarization with the audiovisual environment and the camera tool, in the art of acting. Your inventiveness and your uniqueness being at the center of your training, it is a question of dwelling on the objective criteria, such as the voice, the use of the body, the relationship with the partner, the capacity to occupy the space. But it is also the singularity and the commitment that are decisive. The objective of this training is to be able to: - Analyze and dissect a text - Create, develop and embody a character - Understand the artistic and technical writings of a film or a play - Create, cultivate and develop one's artistic identity and singularity (...) Through simulations and role-playing, the association between theory and practice makes it possible to achieve its objectives. PLACES : - Locations: Geneva - Lausanne - Friborg - Neuchâtel - Montreux - Basel - Sion - Sierre - Morges - Bienne. But currently and until further notice, only by videoconference in accordance with national recommendations on Covid. These sessions, for which you have asked me, also seem to be perfectly unanimous since they arouse a certain enthusiasm (and a certain enthusiasm). Indeed, they have the advantage of face-to-face sessions (ex: quality of the interaction), without its disadvantages (ex: loss of travel time) with additional advantages (ex: the entire session transcribed in writing on the chat). That is why, at your request, I continue to offer this option. - As other people do regularly, you can also please your loved ones by offering gift vouchers available all year round. THE TRAINER From a Grande Ecole post-preparatory class in France & Ivy League University in the United States, our teacher has specialized and has worked for more than 14 years in the field, in international establishments, intervening in forums and conferences. CONTACT / PROGRAM A la carte program: evaluated and adapted to each need.
Voice class and Singing class, exploring your potential and your way to communicate
Voice is one of the most important channel of our communication as human beings. Life begins with a cry and we begin to explore the world and the communication with sounds of any type. Starting from breathing and vocal training we will explore together the potential of your voice and the potential of your being in general. We will certainly use the body to connect to our instrument. Let's start your transformation!
I'm doing Sinhala Language classes (Online & physically )
I am an experienced and passionate Sinhala Language teacher with a strong commitment to fostering a love of reading and writing in my students. With a Bachelor's special Degree in Sinhala and more than 20 years of teaching experience, I have developed a deep understanding of effective teaching methodologies and strategies to engage learners.
Learn Professional Filmmaking and/or Acting from an Award Winning Director
Are you studying Film ? Would you like to be a filmmaker? I can help. Associate Lecturer in Film Production, London Metropolitan University; Senior Lecturer in Film, Nottingham Trent University; Lecturer in Film Production and Ideation, University of Hertfordshire; Lecturer in Film, University of Worcester. Working across two departments within the Creative Arts Faculty at the University of Hertfordshire (Film; Animation) and teaching across three levels to more than 300 film and animation students, I developed, promoted and administered film production (BA Film) and ideation (BA Animation). I was also responsible for teaching, learning and assessment in film production at undergraduate level at Nottingham Trent University and Worcestershire University. At London Metropolitan, I redesigned and delivered an interdisciplinary collaborative project module in film production, including film history (70% practical short film; 30% portfolio theory & reflexive). Coming from industry, my approach to teaching is focussed on practical skills; the film industry needs graduates who are ‘set ready’ and able to work collaboratively. I contribute to the planning, delivery and assessment of undergraduate teaching and undertake a wide range of responsibilities including lecturing, mentoring, tutorials, and assessments across the whole range of university year groups. In addition to delivering content, I have developed modules in: Directing; Dealing with Actors; Acting for Camera; Storyboarding; Realism in Animated Thinking; Spectacle in Animated Thinking; History of Film Production; Storyboarding; Short Film Deconstruction; and Live Action Filmmaking for Animators. I strive to consistently provide useful, constructive, and timely informal feedback throughout the course, in addition to the formal assessments; and introduced audio feedback to the film department at Hertfordshire which was an immediate success. My own mentors and professional development have broadened my skills and my experience with course design, course writing and curriculum development. My teaching is across all levels, from theory to practice, which I teach in a symbiotic manner making connections that are then used to reinforce ideas on subject matter, storytelling, and methods of production. My passion for filmmaking, my worldwide experience and my dynamic personality enable me to instinctively motivate and inspire students; lectures are illustrated with interesting examples gained from a long and varied career in the industry. I arrange guest speakers from my network of contacts. I am committed to helping students achieve their full potential and my directorial skills of recognising talent, inspiring and motivating crew have been great assets while working in education. Students learn best when sessions are engaging and fun and led by a motivating and inspiring lecturer. My innovative approaches to teaching have turned out to be invaluable as far as increasing the depth and professionalism in students’ narrative work; strong storytelling is a major part of the reason the University of Hertfordshire’s Animation Department is now TOP 10 in the Rookies world rankings. The Lockdown Film – Isolation 2020 During the Covid pandemic, as part of a strategy to keep students motivated, we made a short film Isolation 2020. This film was made to a professional standard while maintaining all safety protocols and keeping in context with the situation we all found ourselves in.
Acting Technique, Theory, and Audition Preparation
There are many considerations for how one performs - from comprehensive theory and how it manifests to the physical connection between the body and mind. In our lessons we will take an individualised approach; some actors struggle with confidence, others with emotional connections, most with sincere relaxation. For the more cerebral actors, understanding the theory behind the motive helps internalise its necessity. Simplicity is a great form, but only when assumed knowingly. As for myself, I have 11 years' experience in the field - 7 professionally - spanning theatre, commercials, musical theatre, and dance. I've performed in numerous theatres across the UK (as well as Cyprus) and have been featured in a number of international commercials.
German Conversations for English, Spanish and French speakers
I am happy to help you out entering or deepening into German Language. I can provide exercises for you and we will have a nice conversation. The content of the class can be flexible to your current needs. I can help you prepare for exams. I am a German native Speaker and have studied Linguistics and Roman Languages at University of Leipzig. I'd love to share my joy for language learning and open up doors to new cultures for nice people.
Croatian and Italian language lessons in Luxembourg for all levels
I am a Croatian and Italian teacher who lives in Luxembourg. My lessons are for individuals who want to learn Croatian and Italian language (beginners, intermediate, advanced) via webcam or at my location. The lessons can be useful for beginners and for those who want to improve their vocabulary or speaking skills. Feel free to contact me! :)
How to analyse Literature and Poetry: Develop your critical thinking skills.
Cultivating the skill of close reading is important and will aid you, not only in English and languages, but in all fields of your life. Analysing and understanding Literature and Poetry is a very effective start to developing the skills needed to enhance your overall understanding and critical thinking abilities. In a fast-paced, competitive world, you want to show that you stand out as an individual who shows initiative, comprehension and insight and Literature studies is the doorway through which you will be able to achieve this. Enhance your general knowledge, your understanding of other people, your reading and writing skills and how you view the world. These are only a few examples of what Literature and Poetry is able to offer you.