Daniel Shiro

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School as a Game

Encountered this video earlier this morning--it's from way back in 2011. I think there are some very, very interesting ideas here...<p>I have to …

The Role of Business Simulations in the Business English Syllabus: Some Considerations

by Max Orlando<p>Teaching Business English (BE) and General English (GE) differ in a number of ways. Ellis and Johnson (1996: 10 – 13) speak about key …

So You Want to Open a Language School? by David Will

One direction you can take, as you wend your way through the realm of language teaching, is to open your own school. The rewards are immense and …

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São Paulo – Organizar as finanças de uma <b>pequena empresa</b> é o passo inicial para que o projeto cresça. O caminho é já começar a se acostumar com a …

Where the Buck Stops: the work of the DOS

by Ron White.<p><b>1 Introduction</b><p>The demanding scope of the job of DOS was neatly summed up by Helen Mattacott in the title of her article, ‘101 things to …

The 4 Rs: Adding Value in Business Language Training

by Christopher Holloway<p>What do our clients expect from us? Are we living up to those expectations? Are we adding value for our clients in every class?<p>…

An introduction to ELT writing by Kate Pickering

As teachers, you’ve all probably looked despairingly at your coursebook at one time or another and thought “I could do better than this!” – and maybe …

But what about teaching styles? by Ioana Lazarescu

When we were twelve, my best friend and I used to mix English and Romanian, our mother tongue when we spoke to each, to the point where Romanian …

Client-driven teacher training at IH Doha – thinking outside the box (an evaluative case study) by Peter Frey

<b>Introduction</b><p>When I arrived in Doha as the Academic Director of the new IH school last January, I was prepared to offer our academic team a fairly …

Digital Play by Kyle Mawer and Graham Stanley, DELTA Publishing

Reviewed by Shaun Wilden, IHWO<p><i>Digital Play</i> by Graham Stanley and Kyle Mawer is the latest publication in the DELTA publishing teacher development …

Teaching Online by Nicky Hockly with Lindsay Clandfield, Delta Publishing

Reviewed by Philip Kerr<p>Unsurprisingly, recent years have seen a spate of books for English language teachers that look at technological aspects of …

Young Learner Pedagogy: The next step by Shay Coyne

The buzz word for 2013 is Demand High Teaching (DHT). However, in International House Sabadell, it is not just a trend; it is our teaching …

Getting the mix right: teenagers and grammar by Wayne Rimmer

Many teachers treat teenagers and grammar like strong drinks: fine in moderation; dangerous in excessive quantities; potentially lethal if mixed. …

Ferguson’s Formula

Photography: Sean Pollack<p>Some call him the greatest coach in history. Before retiring in May 2013, Sir Alex Ferguson spent 26 seasons as the manager of Manchester United, the English football (soccer) club that ranks among the most successful and valuable franchises in sports. During that time the …

An 18-Minute Plan for Managing Your Day

Yesterday started with the best of intentions. I walked into my office in the morning with a vague sense of what I wanted to accomplish. Then I sat down, turned on my computer, and checked my email. Two hours later, after fighting several fires, solving other people’s problems, and dealing with …

Business Plans and Other Works of Fiction

The purpose of a business, Peter Drucker famously said, is to create a customer. Yet, rather than creating customers, many innovators create a fantastical piece of what you might call Microsoft fiction.<p>This hit home for me during a recent client project. I was working with a team that had been …

Why You Should Make Your First Price Offer Very Specific

It’s well known that you get an advantage by making the first move in a price negotiation: If you’re the seller, for example, and you offer a price before the buyer does, a higher quote from you will lead to a significantly higher agreement price. But you can increase that advantage by stating your …

Feeling Conflicted? Get Out of Your Own Way

<b>Erica Ariel Fox</b>, who teaches negotiation at Harvard Law School, discusses how to resolve inner conflict to lead wisely and live well. For more, read her book, <i>Winning from Within</i>.<p>SARAH GREEN: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Sarah Green.<p>I’m talking today with Erica Ariel …

What Makes Strategic Decisions Different

Photography: Stephen Petegorsky<p>Artwork: Matt Phillips, Prop, 2012, oil on canvas, 20″ x 24″<p>The past decade has seen a wealth of research on decision making, much of it not only useful but also fascinating to read. At the same time, a growing chorus has noted that business executives, in particular, …

Indian hospitals could show U.S. hospitals how to save money without cutting quality

<i>Vijay Govindarajan is a professor of international business at Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College. Ravi Ramamurti is a professor at Northeastern University and director of its Center for Emerging Markets. They are co-authors of the article “Delivering World-Class Healthcare Affordably,” in</i> …

What Board Directors Really Do in Their Free Time

Much has been written about boards and diversity, especially diversity that is readily perceptible: gender or race, for example. We ourselves have explored gender diversity, in our global surveys of corporate directors, in partnership with WomenCorporateDirectors and Heidrick & Struggles, and in …

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<b>Quais métricas usar nas vendas?</b><p><i>Escrito por Mario Rodrigues, especialista em vendas</i><p>“O que não pode ser medido não pode ser controlado e, …

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<b>9 dicas para marketing de guerrilha para o seu negócio</b><i><br>Respondido por Eduardo Andrade, especialista em marketing</i><p>As pessoas são bombardeadas …

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São Paulo – A empresa da área de finanças Sageworks divulgou seu estudo sobre os setores com mais potencial de crescimento para quem quer começar um …