Here is a photo of me from Sunday 1st November 2009 at the Languages Show 2009 at Olympia in London with none other than Tony Buzan. (Thanks, Amanda!)
Yes, I am sad - this is how I choose to spend my half term holidays! And what an amazing 3 days it was - a chance to meet some of my lovely Twitter language teacher friends, learn lots of new stuff to try out on you lot in lessons...and a once in a life time encounter with Tony Buzan.
Tony Buzan is the author of over 100 books worldwide about mindmapping and memory techniques. He uses his technique to help make language learning easier. His presentation which lasted 45 mins was really informative, funny and thought provoking - what a lovely gentleman.
Below are some brilliant examples of mindmapping from last term created by my Y10 classes - a nice colourful representation of vocabulary and a fantastic alternative to a boring list. The brain doesn't work in lists - you heard it here first!
Bravo Year 10.