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Month: Nov 2018

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Teacher Stress

Hello my friends! The National Union of Teachers (UK) indicates the ways in which stress manifests itself: “The effects of stress can be manifested in many different ways including physical effects such as raised heart rate, headache, dizziness, palpitations, skin rashes, aching neck and shoulders and lowering of resistance to infection. Over a long period stress may contribute to chronic […]

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The Effective Teacher

Hello my friends! I just finished a wonderful book: 12 characteristics of an effective teacher by Robert J. Walker. Inspirational Stories of Teachers Who inspired Others to Become Teachers. I would like to share with you an amazing story which made me cry! I love you by Angela Rembert. “The teacher who had the most profound positive effect on my […]

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Stress Resilience

Hello my friends, “The book of joy” is a wonderful, uplifting and inspirational book by two special people Dalai Lama and Desmond Tutu. I want to share with you the following excerpt: “Psychologist Elissa Epel is one of the leading researchers on stress, and she explained to me how stress is supposed to work. Our stress response evolved to save […]

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A simple proven way to overcome stress

Hello my friends! Psychologist Guy Winch notes that it is both possible and hugely beneficial to stop negative thoughts. “Studies tell us that even a two-minute distraction is sufficient to break the urge to ruminate in that moment,” he says. In this context, Winch uses the term “rumination” to describe the act of dwelling on negative experiences, circumstances, or worries. […]

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The story of a blind girl

Hello my friends, I would like to share with you a story I found online which teaches us that we all have to be grateful every single day. There was a blind girl who hated herself just because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She said that if she could […]

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Want a young child to “help” or to “be a helper”? Word Choice Matters.

My dearest friends, hello! Can a subtle linguistic cue that invokes the self motivate children to help? In two experiments, 3- to 6-year-old children (N = 149) were exposed to the idea of “being a helper” (noun condition) or “helping” (verb condition). Noun wording fosters the perception that a behavior reflects an identity-the kind of person one is. Both when […]

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EIGHT THINGS GREAT TEACHERS DO DIFFERENTLY

My friends, hi! I would like to share with you this great article written by Samantha Twiselton published by The Conversation. Samantha Twiselton is a Director of Sheffield Institute of Education and Professor of Education at Sheffield Hallam University. The ten shortlisted teachers from across the globe were announced in a video from Bill Gates and they are all outstanding […]