Nigel M. Openshaw, a proud self-published author, has dedicated much of his time to teaching English to speakers of other languages. His experience working in teams, co-teaching, and teaching individual classes in South Korea has blossomed into the "ENGLISH DISCUSSION TOPICS" series. Alongside that, the popular "ESL CLASSROOM GRAMMAR & ACTIVITIES" website, which contains some of the normal school teachings from his time there, has been quite successful.
After he met his future wife (from Korea) in Australia, the teaching developed. The 12-month journey across the vast continent is chronicled in the book "AUSTRALIA & NEW ZEALAND BACKPACKED," which includes some beautiful encounters as well as some unfortunate incidents.
GROW YOUR OWN FOOD IN THE KITCHEN GARDEN, his most recent book, includes more than 40 years of experience that began with his grandfather's love of gardening. Since then, he has placed a strong emphasis on organic veggies and has taught his kids how to grow their own food.
Nigel's life is heavily focused on mental health, which was explored in "STAND TALL," which was inspired by his experiences as a teacher working in a multicultural office. Currently, he is working on a new book on his struggle with CFS as well as version 2 of GROW FOOD.
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Within that time, he ran his own successful home-schooling business with many happy parents as their children overcame shyness and excelled in speaking English.
His previous business was in South Korea, where he taught elementary to adult-level students in the education sector.
He is aware firsthand of the problems with student-teacher relationships. He therefore demonstrated how kindness and compassion can foster concord and enhance learning to aid in the rapprochement of students and teachers.
None more so than the day he supported a pupil who was afraid of strangers. He currently has excellent grades and is a family friend.
The teaching aspect is still present even though he no longer does physical classes. He was able to be closer to his children by homeschooling them, practicing everything during lockdown, and doing both. He now concentrates on writing books, especially publications, which help new instructors integrate into foreign cultures.
It's a wonderful way to give to and take care of people. When he first began teaching, he would have cherished a mentor.
Since 1999, Nigel has worked as a developer. Additionally, he provides personal and pleasant client service with his small staff of testers. He works closely with clients in his latest web design/development business, helping them be at ease and engage with their ideas to make their dream marketing platform.
With his extensive professional background, he has developed into a web design, programming, and graphics expert.
I'm passionate about user interfaces and how people use technology. It has inspired me to produce a number of creative projects and ideas.
He is capable of software development and analysis, once in a professional capacity and now for fun. He is passionate about testing and identifying problems. But the life cycle doesn't end with creation. Again, he is motivated to help others because of this.
Android apps and Windows-based software are examples of successful initiatives since they allow users to interact with the product in an easy and unobtrusive way. A few old games are listed above.
Despite his love of photography, he has only ever used low- to mid-quality cameras and has never pursued it professionally. Nigel has always prioritized in-depth investigation over overall perspective. To perceive something that no one else has considered in the same way sets off a peculiar worldview. Close-ups and macro shots add something special and draw attention to details that are frequently missed.
His kitchen garden has been the main source of recent images. He has always been surrounded by a family that raises veggies in the garden. He has so utilized that to illustrate to kids the process of growing veggies. An enthusiastic sense of accomplishment comes from being nourished by our own hands because of the caring and design elements in the landscape.
Only a week or so after they planted seeds together, his youngest son inquired, "Are they ready yet?" It is illegal to prevent kids from receiving a thorough education about how to raise various veggies. When shops chop and package fruit in plastic containers while the public is unaware of the fruit's natural state, how much more criminal can you get?
Being a naturalist and learning about ecology is a beautiful hobby. He felt as though he had missed this field and regretted not getting more involved sooner. He has learned during the previous five years about environmental protection, the harmony of flora and wildlife, and the need for us to consider the effects of our daily actions on the environment rather than just ourselves.
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Mental & Physical Health
It's challenging to work in the subject of mental health. The primary challenge Nigel encountered in his many problems was how easily physical and mental boundaries may cross. Additionally, there is the spiritual component.
The method of well-being is beneficial and has assisted me in resolving issues in my life. Meditation and self-help techniques have been effective in focusing. To maintain our mental health and reduce stress, we should examine gardening more critically in addition to the useful exercise and produce we receive.
He struggled with ill-health for a long time covering burn out and fatigue. Only after stumbling on Keto has his life trully improved. He now promotes wellbeing, which is a great strategy and benefits lots of people. According to Nigel, not knowing where the issues are prevents us from concentrating our efforts.
It's challenging because we're so eager to succeed, but I had to be careful and move slowly. I nearly had to reinvent myself and abandon all my established habits. It is a tricky thing, but ultimately highly gratifying when we discover our actual course in life.
Thank you for listening.