Teachers who practice ‘mindfulness’ are better able to reduce their own levels of stress and prevent burnout, according to a new study conducted by the Center for Investigating Healthy Minds (CIHM) at the University of Wisconsin-Madison Waisman Center.

Ema Ushioda at JALTCALL 2015

As a follow up to my last post, I wanted to post a link to Ema Ushioda’s talk at JALTCALL 2015. Ema Ushioda has done some extraordinary work on second language learning motivation with Zoltan Dornyei, and is at the cutting edge in this area. Missing her talk was one of my biggest regrets in missing this year’s conference.

Rab Paterson at JALTCALL 2015

I missed the JALTCALL conference this year but was happy to see that some of the plenaries were videotaped and uploaded to Youtube. In this one, Rab Paterson outlines some of the things we could and should be doing with our learners in Japan.