Constructive constraints

constraints

Another great post by James Clear is about the unexpected positive effect of limits and constraints on learning. He describes several types of constraints you can build into your practice: time, resources and environment, and explains how each of them works. I have used time quite a lot: timing IELTS essays or reading, giving myself (or others) unrealistic deadlines. The equivalent of resource constraint in ELT could be vocabulary flashcards: for example, writing a story with the five random cards you’ve pulled out. What about constraints of the environment? I can only think of having lessons in a noisy cafe, with no whiteboard or no paper – any ideas?

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