Growth Mindset and Flying Colors
One of the critical steps to developing a growth mindset is understanding the workings of our minds. Our brain has the capacity to grow as we learn. The more we learn, the more the brain can expand. The expansion happens when the links between the nerve cells, referred to as…
Stay strong Stay mindful Stay aware; You are a voice a presence a being; They may want you to be invisible: Mute your voice Silence your plea Ignore your concerns. Yet you know your position warrants attention: Injustice is real, Your sadness is heard. God is taking Notes. For now, stare anger in the eye with Grace and Faith and become Invincible.
You are a voice
They may want
you to be
Mute your voice
Silence your plea
Ignore your concerns.
Yet you know
Injustice is real,
God is taking
in the eye
Micro-habits of journaling for practitioners
The pandemic that hit the world has helped identify various blind spots in the educational practices which we as practitioners will have to overcome not just in the immediate present but also in the impending future. The experience is a steep learning curve for educators around the world on best…
Conversations with Comedians
I am a collector. I love collecting conversations. To me, they are ‘breaths of fresh air’, my go-to when I need some emotional and psychological stimulation to get me to be both introspective about my life, and observational about my surrounding. Over the years, I’ve collected a nice playlist of…
What is the ‘measure of a man’?
Of late we are left to ponder what is the real measure of a man, a woman, a person? In his memoir, The Measure of A Man, the Bahamas born American actor, director, Sidney Poitier, known for his highly successful movies including Guess whose coming to dinner and To sir…
What’s your ‘center’?
One of my favorite animated movies is the 2012 Dreamworks production, Rise of the Guardians. It's the story of how Jack Frost became one of the guardians. I remember watching it with my daughter when she was younger and being fascinated by the vivid and beautiful drawings, colors, and animation. …
The power of ‘what if I could?’
I’m currently reading David Goggin’s memoir, Can’t hurt me, and I am utterly fascinated by how this man came out of a highly abusive and tragic childhood and young adulthood, without much support and guidance, to become a force to be reckoned with in today's world. Goggins, in my mind…
‘Think and Wonder’: What’s the real power of words?
Dr. Suess once wrote, “Think and wonder, Wonder and think.” In this post, I would like us to probe a little on our capacity to ‘think’ and ‘wonder’. Dr. Seuss is a pen name for the 20th century American writer by the name of Theodor Seuss Geisel. He was a…
Top 4 reasons why reading fiction daily should be part of your routine.
I didn't use to love reading. As a child, I stuttered when asked to read out loud. During English class, I’d hide my lanky self behind my textbook, hoping and praying that the teacher doesn't call on me to read the poem or passage from the story we were studying…