Six facts you should know to empower your teaching Written by Emmanuel SEGUI
As parents and teachers, we need to enhance our abilities to create a relationship of trust with students or children we interact with.
The task sometimes seems hard and we often feel discouraged. Fortunately, there is hope with vision that both teachers and children can discover joy of learning.
Empowering children with self confidence and strengthening your capabilities to teach will become second hand as you integrate following six principles or beliefs. It's a sure deal.
1. The map is not territory Wherever you travel and whenever you use a map, you know that this map doesn't show exactly whole territory. Some things are just not included on map. In same way, our view of world doesn't show complete reality. When children, as well as each one of us, experience world we give it meaning, which is often distorted. This fact help us understand that we need to listen to better understand children's interpretation of world and thus help them grow in their view of world, not our own, which is also only a map. 2.Every behavior has a positive intention Children sometimes show strange, unexpected behavior but we have to remember that their behavior is totally congruent to them at present time. It is their best choice available according to their current map of world. Their behavior always has an intention and this intention serves them, otherwise why would they do it. Although we must remember that positive intention does not always manifest itself way we would like it to. What we need to do is find and understand it, while respecting child we're teaching or raising.
3.There is no failure only feedback Teachers and parents often don't know how to handle failure. Bad grades should never mean bad child. It only means: "What can I do better as a teacher/parent to help child realize that his failure is an opportunity to go forward, build his own character and build one characteristic necessary to become a successful person: persistence."
ThinkExist.com revisits Carson McCullersWritten by Mark A. Lugris
ThinkExist.com revisits Carson McCullers
by Mark A. Lugris ThinkExist.com
MADRID – Sixty-four years after it was originally published, Carson McCullers’ first novel “The Heart Is A Lonely Hunter” is still a literary phenomenon.
Holding twenty-second position on The New York Times best-selling paperback’s list, thanks in part to being included in Oprah’s book club, but mostly due to its survival as a timeless tale of isolation and compassion.
Born in Georgia in 1917, Lula Carson Smith was a child piano prodigy, yet as a high school student, she suffered from rheumatic fever, which lead to crippling strokes throughout her life. Before graduating from Columbus High School, Carson decided to abandon piano and become a writer. She read works of Dostoevski, Chekhov, Tolstoy, and O'Neill, and began writing plays.
In 1934, Carson left Savannah and traveled to New York City, where she enrolled at Columbia