“The world breaks everyone and afterward many are strong at the broken places” – Ernest Hemingway
I have been inspired in the latter half of this year by Kintsugi, the Japanese art of repairing broken pottery. The traditional approach to reparation seeks to enhance rather than disguise the cracks by filling them with gold. This wonderful element of Japanese culture embraces imperfection and leads to stronger more beautiful outcomes.
Do you use tasks in your classroom? Do you sometimes get stuck for ideas?
Martin East is excited to announce a new initiative of the International Association for Task-Based Language Teaching (IATBLT) - the TBLT Language Learning Task Bank.