Learning a language

This video is raw, raw and real. Meaning, to me it speaks on many levels (both good and bad) because it is from the heart, the belly and the brain – because it has spirit and eyes and emotion. We need more of this type of thing for our students, even given by our students.

I just wish it wasn’t about $$ but about language learning (or teaching). You gotta want it. You gotta eat, sleep and breathe it. You gotta see nothing but it. Then, you’ll get there and you’ll uv done it. And if you fall, fall looking up. ‘Cause if you can look up, you can get up. Fall and then get up and try again, and again, and again. ‘Til the roosters come home to rest.

It’s so strange how the ends, the extremes are both so close, so similar. How this message and this great SERVE message – both opposites, say the same thing. To me anyway.


Don’t cry because you quit. Cry to keep going.

You won’t be successful until you don’t need a dime, a return, a nothing, to keep going.

All men are created equal but some worked harder pre-season.

It’s not about where you come from, it’s about heart.

To be able at any moment to sacrifice what you are, for what you want to be.


Do you hear me? Do you hear this guy? How’s this for a keynote at an educational conference!

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Teacher trainer, technology specialist, educational thinker...creator of EFL Classroom 2.0, a social networking site for thousands of EFL / ESL teachers and students around the world.

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