George W. Bush Photo-Bombs A Reporter

Heard on Morning Edition

David Greene @nprgreene

Good morning. I’m David Greene. So Fox Sports reporter Emily Jones was just doing her job, talking on camera about a Texas Rangers player, when a baseball fan photo-bombed her, walked by and yelled hey.

(SOUNDBITE OF ARCHIVED RECORDING)

GEORGE W. BUSH @georgewbush

Hey.

EMILY JONES @EmilyJonesMcCoy

What’s been the difference? What clicked for him…

David Greene

It was just a former U.S. president, George W. Bush. He told us recently, after the poncho incident at the inauguration, that his daughters did warn him about the goofy stuff.

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GEORGE W. BUSH

Dad, you’re, you know, a national tweet sensation or whatever they say. You know, you’re trending or whatever the words are.

David Greene

It’s MORNING EDITION.

[转贴]关于学习的一些网站

来源:知乎

知乎用户,humbledu.com

综合类:

编程及软件类:

给(互联网)创业者的提供教育视频网站:

英文学习类

SAT 考试类:

IOS 开发:

数学:

法律

“帆樯”:

  • http://igfw.net/archives/1079
  • 工具推荐?弄技术好钻研又不富裕的用 goa*ge*nt(去掉星号);鲨鱼加 * 速器速度(去掉星号)快但不稳定;Green 速度稍慢但很稳定;Openv*pn(去掉星号)太慢了,至少在我的网络环境里是这样的。(对于这些,不提供连接,请自行搜索)

视频资源的王者:

  1. 10 Recommended YouTube Edu-tainment Channels
  2. http://www.youtube.com/user/harvardbschool (HBS)
  3. http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/educational-youtube-channels/
  4. http://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=Eric+Schmidt&oq=Eric+Schmidt&gs_l=youtube.12…0.0.0.1229510.0.0.0.0.0.0.0.0..0.0…0.0…1ac.(这个虽不是 Channel,但是我喜欢这个关键词)

这家伙仅次于 youtube:

图片资源的王者:

  • 谷歌图片(你要学帆樯哦!)
  • Yahoo!中的雅虎图片(不需要帆樯,质量还可以接受)

最后:

超越期待的东西( just amazing ):

曾旻,提供严肃,中立,讲求证据的回答

推荐几个名牌大学的在线公开课程网站吧,英文还可以的朋友可以直接去看原版,可以系统地学习知识.老师讲得还是比较通俗易懂的,也是学习英语的好办法,我经常在上学的路上听,觉得还挺不错的.

其中最全的名单在这里,500 Free Online Courses from Top UniversitiesOpen Culture

http://www.openculture.com/freeonlinecourses

其中几个质量比较高的

Courserahttps://www.coursera.org

高度推荐,是斯坦福大学老师创办的,里面主要是斯坦福,普林斯顿,密歇根和宾大四所学校的课程,除了视频之外还有讨论课,阅读材料和测.我最近就在追其中社会学导论课程,觉得学到了很多东西.

Open Yale Courseshttp://oyc.yale.edu

高度推荐,大名鼎鼎的耶鲁公开课就不用多说了吧.里面聆听音乐,心理学导论都特别赞,缺点是没有阅读材料,可能要自己去找一下.

MIT OpenCourseWarehttp://ocw.mit.edu/

推荐,MIT 是最早推出公开课的大学,公开的范围也比较广,但有些课程只有讲义,自学起来稍微费劲一些

网易公开课:http://open.163.com/

推荐,毕竟这是有字幕的,看起来方便一些.其中强烈推荐哈佛的两门课,幸福课(其实应该是积极心理学)和正义(Justice).后者在 Youtube 上可以看到 360p 高清的.

Apple – iTunes U :http://www.apple.com/education/itunes-u/

推荐,上面某些课程在 iTune 里面有,比如 Yale 的公开课,其中 Oxford 的一些公开课也挺不错的.iTune U 的最大好处可以通过 iTune 方便地下载到 iPhone 或者 iPod 里随身听,平时通勤的时候可以听一下.

课程大纲 + 搜索引擎学习法

最后一种是我自己发明的,你可以对你感兴趣的各种内容搜索对应的课程大纲(用 google 搜”syllabus+ 学科名 +filetype:pdf OR filetype:doc),或者在各个大学的网站上搜索教学大纲.你可以根据老师的课程大纲来了解老师的思路,然后自己结合豆瓣等搜索一下相应的参考书籍,自己对照加以学习.

查看知乎原文

借学英语来谈谈我对学习的看法

我们外语教学中最普遍的误区就是认为:英语=单词+语法+发音。因此产生了大量的神棍式的单词、语法、发音专家,去片面甚至是畸形地吹嘘各种大法来忽悠学习者,把非常简单的一件事情给变得无比复杂。

老师没学好,不仅用错误的方法继续误导下一代,有些心胸不够开阔的还用各种手段阻止学生用正确的方法学习。

如果达尔文的假设是正确的,那么从原始人到现代人沟通方式是这样进化的:叫喊→口语→文字→规则(语法、语音等)→互联网。由此可见,我们主流的英语学习方法是本末倒置的,能学好语言才怪呢。这也是为什么某教采用最原始的形式——“叫喊”——反而比学校的方法要好一些。

从进化的角度来说,你我都处在人类进化的最前沿。我们的生理条件是历史上各种“家”都不具备的;从当下来看,人一生对自己的大脑的开发程度只有很少一部分。由此可见,我们的潜力是无穷的,什么孔子、老子、孙子,什么牛顿、爱因斯坦,你都完全能比他们更厉害,唯一的障碍就是你自己停滞不前。

“刻苦”这个词是个害人精。我们的教育不断给学生灌输学习的恐怖故事:书山有路勤为径,学海无涯“苦”作舟、头悬梁、锥刺骨、在墙上打洞、到雪地里读书……把学习如此扭曲对你们有什么好处呢?我个人的经验表明,学习一点都不苦!如果觉得苦了请一定记住,你那不叫学习,赶紧STOP!

让我告诉你关于学习的最大的秘密:学习 = 玩。当你感觉自己在学习的时候,并不是最佳的学习;当你感觉自己在玩的时候,那才是真正的最佳学习状态。

如果想让太阳光照到本来照不到的墙面上,我们可以在阳光照得到的地方拿面镜子来反射阳光。但我们能一下就将阳光反射到自己想要的地方吗?如果够幸运,可以(或者常玩这个,技术高超也行)。其它情况下我们就得慢慢调整角度了。在不断调整的过程中,我们开心地玩着,享受这个不断改错的过程。

学好语言的第一步就是爱上语言。因为如果你不爱却非要学,会有以下三大危害:1. 自己很难学好;2. 将来再想学的时候更难学好;3. 学不好不由得你就会散布语言很难学、单词不好记、发音很重要等谣言,害得别人也学不好。

工欲善其事,必先利其器。一个最适合你自己的语言能力获得环境不容易找到,但你可以自己创造。比如我在中学的时候就会随身带着这些:随身听、收音机、小笔记本、笔、电子词典、杂志……我的目标是无论身在何处,都有一个完全浸泡在目标语言中的环境。

人的一生就是一个学习的过程。只要我们永远保持纯净的心灵,不要带偏见,以一颗真诚的心看待任何事物,我们都会有收获。不要停滞不前。如果能永生,即使学得最慢的人最终也会成为圣人。但从现实来看好像我们都不能永生,所以在有限的时间里,尽可能去学习更多的东西,让我们不枉来此世界一趟。

学习时间是自己一点点地挤出来的,如果大块的时间很少的话就利用好零碎时间,养成习惯就好了。我走到哪儿第一件考虑的事就是要带本什么书,这样在路上或者任何在不知不觉中浪费掉的时间都会被我用来学习,并且这样学习的效果其实也特别好。

一个人在下决心做一件事的时候刚开始都很有冲劲,一旦停下来一段时间就会开始自责,骂自己又没有坚持,很多负面的情绪就都来了。其实这个时候是很关键的,要是能马上原谅自己,就不会再去浪费时间想这个问题了。所以要告诉自己:这没什么大不了的,只是暂停了一下而已,我现在就要接着去做!

凤凰网微访谈:赵金海

今年前半年接受了一次凤凰网教育频道的访谈,信口开河,讲了讲对于英语学习、教学等的一些看法,不是学术讲座,难免有不严谨的地方,不过最起码是我最真实的感性认识。转到自己博客上,收藏一下。

原文链接:http://edu.ifeng.com/yurenzhe/special/zhaojinhai/

ifeng

视频:

中国的外语教学落后西方100多年

凤凰网教育:各位网友大家好,欢迎来到凤凰网教育频道为您打造的视频访谈《育人者》节目。本期访谈我们专程为大家邀请到了2008年北京奥运会志愿者外语培训教学总监、教材主编,巴别鱼国际教育的校长赵金海老师,我们请赵老师和我们广大凤凰网的网友打个招呼。

赵金海:大家好。

凤凰网教育:赵老师好。我们今天主要聊的是关于外语学习的热门话题。我们知道随着时间的发展,中国越来越OPEN了,对外语的需求也特别大,但是我们发现国内的应试教育出来的很多学生们在说外语方面有很多的这个误区和弊病。

我本人从小学就已经接触到外语了,但是到了真正开始说的时候,还是说不出来。

赵金海:对,就跟上学一样,在学校学了那么多年,一到社会发现什么都不一样了。 Continue reading “凤凰网微访谈:赵金海”

2013年奥巴马总统就职演讲原文

奥巴马再次就职美国总统了。照惯例,演讲稿又成了很多英语学习者的好资料,虽然我不认为是什么好资料——对初学者而言——尤其是对当下中国英语学习者的实际情况而言,绝大多数英语学习者远达不到学这类演讲稿的水平,全背下来也就是满足一下自己的虚荣心而已。我见过太多激情四射背诵各类经典演讲稿的人了,真正通过背诵演讲稿进而提高了自己英语应用水平的人非常少。因为感兴趣而背我是认同的,但如果误以为背经典演讲是学英语的好方法,那我可就不完全认同了,一定要找适合自己英语水平的资料去学习。

当然了,我也把演讲原文贴到这里,以便那些少数英语水平适配的同学使用。

先贴上宣誓:

I, Barack Hussein Obama, do solemnly swear that I will faithfully execute the office of President of the United States, and will to the best of my ability, preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States.  So help me God.

奥巴马总统就职演讲全文

以下引自美国白宫网站 http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2013/01/21/inaugural-address-president-barack-obama

Inaugural Address by President Barack Obama

 

United States Capitol
11:55 A.M. EST
THE PRESIDENT:  Vice President Biden, Mr. Chief Justice,
members of the United States Congress, distinguished guests, and fellow citizens:
Each time we gather to inaugurate a President we bear witness to the enduring strength of our Constitution.  We affirm the promise of our democracy.  We recall that what binds this nation together is not the colors of our skin or the tenets of our faith or the origins of our names.  What makes us exceptional — what makes us American — is our allegiance to an idea articulated in a declaration made more than two centuries ago:
“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”
Today we continue a never-ending journey to bridge the meaning of those words with the realities of our time.  For history tells us that while these truths may be self-evident, they’ve never been self-executing; that while freedom is a gift from God, it must be secured by His people here on Earth.  (Applause.)  The patriots of 1776 did not fight to replace the tyranny of a king with the privileges of a few or the rule of a mob.  They gave to us a republic, a government of, and by, and for the people, entrusting each generation to keep safe our founding creed.
And for more than two hundred years, we have.
Through blood drawn by lash and blood drawn by sword, we learned that no union founded on the principles of liberty and equality could survive half-slave and half-free.  We made ourselves anew, and vowed to move forward together.
Together, we determined that a modern economy requires railroads and highways to speed travel and commerce, schools and colleges to train our workers.
Together, we discovered that a free market only thrives when there are rules to ensure competition and fair play.
Together, we resolved that a great nation must care for the vulnerable, and protect its people from life’s worst hazards and misfortune.
Through it all, we have never relinquished our skepticism of central authority, nor have we succumbed to the fiction that all society’s ills can be cured through government alone.  Our celebration of initiative and enterprise, our insistence on hard work and personal responsibility, these are constants in our character.
But we have always understood that when times change, so must we; that fidelity to our founding principles requires new responses to new challenges; that preserving our individual freedoms ultimately requires collective action.  For the American people can no more meet the demands of today’s world by acting alone than American soldiers could have met the forces of fascism or communism with muskets and militias.  No single person can train all the math and science teachers we’ll need to equip our children for the future, or build the roads and networks and research labs that will bring new jobs and businesses to our shores.  Now, more than ever, we must do these things together, as one nation and one people.  (Applause.)
This generation of Americans has been tested by crises that steeled our resolve and proved our resilience.  A decade of war is now ending.  (Applause.)  An economic recovery has begun.  (Applause.)  America’s possibilities are limitless, for we possess all the qualities that this world without boundaries demands:  youth and drive; diversity and openness; an endless capacity for risk and a gift for reinvention.  My fellow Americans, we are made for this moment, and we will seize it — so long as we seize it together.  (Applause.)
For we, the people, understand that our country cannot succeed when a shrinking few do very well and a growing many barely make it.  (Applause.)  We believe that America’s prosperity must rest upon the broad shoulders of a rising middle class.  We know that America thrives when every person can find independence and pride in their work; when the wages of honest labor liberate families from the brink of hardship.  We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else, because she is an American; she is free, and she is equal, not just in the eyes of God but also in our own.  (Applause.)
We understand that outworn programs are inadequate to the needs of our time.  So we must harness new ideas and technology to remake our government, revamp our tax code, reform our schools, and empower our citizens with the skills they need to work harder, learn more, reach higher.  But while the means will change, our purpose endures:  a nation that rewards the effort and determination of every single American.  That is what this moment requires.  That is what will give real meaning to our creed.
We, the people, still believe that every citizen deserves a basic measure of security and dignity.  We must make the hard choices to reduce the cost of health care and the size of our deficit.  But we reject the belief that America must choose between caring for the generation that built this country and investing in the generation that will build its future.  (Applause.)  For we remember the lessons of our past, when twilight years were spent in poverty and parents of a child with a disability had nowhere to turn.
We do not believe that in this country freedom is reserved for the lucky, or happiness for the few.  We recognize that no matter how responsibly we live our lives, any one of us at any time may face a job loss, or a sudden illness, or a home swept away in a terrible storm.  The commitments we make to each other through Medicare and Medicaid and Social Security, these things do not sap our initiative, they strengthen us.  (Applause.)  They do not make us a nation of takers; they free us to take the risks that make this country great.  (Applause.)
We, the people, still believe that our obligations as Americans are not just to ourselves, but to all posterity.  We will respond to the threat of climate change, knowing that the failure to do so would betray our children and future generations.  (Applause.)  Some may still deny the overwhelming judgment of science, but none can avoid the devastating impact of raging fires and crippling drought and more powerful storms.
The path towards sustainable energy sources will be long and sometimes difficult.  But America cannot resist this transition, we must lead it.  We cannot cede to other nations the technology that will power new jobs and new industries, we must claim its promise.  That’s how we will maintain our economic vitality and our national treasure — our forests and waterways, our crop lands and snow-capped peaks.  That is how we will preserve our planet, commanded to our care by God.  That’s what will lend meaning to the creed our fathers once declared.
We, the people, still believe that enduring security and lasting peace do not require perpetual war.  (Applause.)  Our brave men and women in uniform, tempered by the flames of battle, are unmatched in skill and courage.  (Applause.)  Our citizens, seared by the memory of those we have lost, know too well the price that is paid for liberty.  The knowledge of their sacrifice will keep us forever vigilant against those who would do us harm. But we are also heirs to those who won the peace and not just the war; who turned sworn enemies into the surest of friends — and we must carry those lessons into this time as well.
We will defend our people and uphold our values through strength of arms and rule of law.  We will show the courage to try and resolve our differences with other nations peacefully –- not because we are naïve about the dangers we face, but because engagement can more durably lift suspicion and fear.  (Applause.)
America will remain the anchor of strong alliances in every corner of the globe.  And we will renew those institutions that extend our capacity to manage crisis abroad, for no one has a greater stake in a peaceful world than its most powerful nation.  We will support democracy from Asia to Africa, from the Americas to the Middle East, because our interests and our conscience compel us to act on behalf of those who long for freedom.  And we must be a source of hope to the poor, the sick, the marginalized, the victims of prejudice –- not out of mere charity, but because peace in our time requires the constant advance of those principles that our common creed describes:  tolerance and opportunity, human dignity and justice.
We, the people, declare today that the most evident of truths –- that all of us are created equal –- is the star that guides us still; just as it guided our forebears through Seneca Falls, and Selma, and Stonewall; just as it guided all those men and women, sung and unsung, who left footprints along this great Mall, to hear a preacher say that we cannot walk alone; to hear a King proclaim that our individual freedom is inextricably bound to the freedom of every soul on Earth.  (Applause.)
It is now our generation’s task to carry on what those pioneers began.  For our journey is not complete until our wives, our mothers and daughters can earn a living equal to their efforts.  (Applause.)  Our journey is not complete until our gay brothers and sisters are treated like anyone else under the law  –- (applause) — for if we are truly created equal, then surely the love we commit to one another must be equal as well.  (Applause.)  Our journey is not complete until no citizen is forced to wait for hours to exercise the right to vote.  (Applause.)  Our journey is not complete until we find a better way to welcome the striving, hopeful immigrants who still see America as a land of opportunity — (applause) — until bright young students and engineers are enlisted in our workforce rather than expelled from our country.  (Applause.)   Our journey is not complete until all our children, from the streets of Detroit to the hills of Appalachia, to the quiet lanes of Newtown, know that they are cared for and cherished and always safe from harm.
That is our generation’s task — to make these words, these rights, these values of life and liberty and the pursuit of happiness real for every American.  Being true to our founding documents does not require us to agree on every contour of life. It does not mean we all define liberty in exactly the same way or follow the same precise path to happiness.  Progress does not compel us to settle centuries-long debates about the role of government for all time, but it does require us to act in our time.  (Applause.)
For now decisions are upon us and we cannot afford delay.  We cannot mistake absolutism for principle, or substitute spectacle for politics, or treat name-calling as reasoned debate.  (Applause.)  We must act, knowing that our work will be imperfect.  We must act, knowing that today’s victories will be only partial and that it will be up to those who stand here in four years and 40 years and 400 years hence to advance the timeless spirit once conferred to us in a spare Philadelphia hall.
My fellow Americans, the oath I have sworn before you today, like the one recited by others who serve in this Capitol, was an oath to God and country, not party or faction.  And we must faithfully execute that pledge during the duration of our service.  But the words I spoke today are not so different from the oath that is taken each time a soldier signs up for duty or an immigrant realizes her dream.  My oath is not so different from the pledge we all make to the flag that waves above and that fills our hearts with pride.
They are the words of citizens and they represent our greatest hope.  You and I, as citizens, have the power to set this country’s course.  You and I, as citizens, have the obligation to shape the debates of our time — not only with the votes we cast, but with the voices we lift in defense of our most ancient values and enduring ideals.  (Applause.)
Let us, each of us, now embrace with solemn duty and awesome joy what is our lasting birthright.  With common effort and common purpose, with passion and dedication, let us answer the call of history and carry into an uncertain future that precious light of freedom.
Thank you.  God bless you, and may He forever bless these United States of America.  (Applause.)
END
12:10 P.M. EST