The etymology of education is twofold. First, educare suggests caring pedagogy leading children towards taking responsibility, rather than just ownership, for their learning. Second, as students become more responsible for their learning, educere is leading in ways that allows students more responsibility in directing their learning.
Do they have an exaggerated sense of self-importance? Do they expect recognition or praise even when they haven’t earned it? Do they exaggerate their accomplishments? Do they have a sense of entitlement? Expect special favors? Feel envious of others? Act arrogant?
All of these traits are listed among the criteria for narcissistic personality disorder.
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The thing I notice in a number of posts by Alan Alach and Phil Cullen is there are articles which point us towards some of the great writers in education. Today, it is an article by Steve Wheeler beginning with a Jean Piaget quote about the purpose of education.
Have you ever wondered why one kid may be more resilient than another? Let’s say Lisa and Jenny are students in the same eighth grade math class. They both struggle during the quarter and, in the end, they both receive low final grades. Upon hearing...
The Eastern practice of yoga has become a modern-day symbol of peace, serenity and well-being in the West. More than 20 million Americans practice yoga, according to the 2012 Yoga in America study, with practitioners spending more than $10 billion a year on yoga-related products and classes.
Healthy and supportive relationships are keys to happiness. This blends with working in healthy places where there is good support and we enjoy the work. It is not enough to enjoy one's work. There must be healthy relationships there. I love teaching, but that was not enough the last few years as my support network eroded.
The paragraph beginning with "dig for meaning" speaks about savouring life and living. It is a phenomenological experience where we appreciate rather than depreciate the ordinary contained in the extra-ordinary.
Purpose makes us complete and transcends the small self ego that we usually associate with. It has been written about extensively by Viktor Frankl who suggested we need something bigger than we are to strive towards.
The 14th Dalai Lama was born as Lhamo Dondrub in a village in Tibet in 1935.
He fled his home during the Chinese occupation of Tibet and soon set up a government in exile in India.
The monk has been the spiritual leader of his people and his religion since he was 15 years old. He's also one of the foremost authors and philosophers within Tibetan Buddhism, having authored books like "The Art of Happiness: A Handbook for Living," "How To Practice: The Way To A Meaningful Life," and "Beyond Religion: Ethics for the Whole World."
In 1989 he won the Nobel Peace prize, and he continues to travel the world giving talks on compassion, the nature of truth, and happiness.
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