Forgive, but don’t forget

May 26, 2017

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Yeah…we’ve all heard that sound bit of advice from well-meaning parents, grandparents and friends: “Forgive and forget”. It’s the plot of virtually every Tyler Perry or LMC movie you’ve ever watched (seriously!?!?), but is it really true? Should we forgive and forget? Like most things in life, that’s a personal decision. We have to decide […]

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Love and blank sheets

February 17, 2014

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We often enter courtship eager to “prove” ourselves to a prospective partner: we want to be the most attractive, the best in bed, the wealthiest, the best conversationalist, the most important and the superlatives go on… This need is inherent in all of us, to some degree, because when you love someone you want to […]

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Judgement, Fear…and Love?

October 6, 2013

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We use our judgement and our fear to negotiate the pathways of our physical world. It’s that sick feeling in the pit of your stomach that stops you from doing something that might prove harmful. However, that biological defence mechanism sometimes overshoots the runway, leaving us with irrational phobias that can vary from harmless spiders […]

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42 inspirational quotes for students

September 22, 2013

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The only thing more challenging than teaching is learning, because learners are, for better or worse, at the mercy of the knowledge, skill and process of their teacher. Yet, too often, students forget that they can be empowered and play a very active role in their own learning by never losing site of what learning […]

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100 inspirational quotes for teachers

September 22, 2013

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Some of these, you already know. Others might surprise you. I hope you find something that inspires you to teach passionately and self-reflect honestly. Enjoy! QUOTES 1. “The mind is not a vessel to be filled, but a fire to be kindled.” – Plutarch 2. “Do not train a child to learn by force or […]

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The Miseducation of Education

September 22, 2013

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As I prepare to leave the classroom to chart a new professional path, I can say with absolute certainty that there is no greater profession one can do, because it informs, shapes and inspires today’s and tomorrow’s citizens. Other than parents, few people make a more indelible mark on children and youth. It is for […]

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Cyber love – virtually real or really virtual?

August 25, 2013

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There was a time when people met their mates when their parents introduced them. We fortunately evolved from that insanity to meeting and choosing our spouses based on institutional exposure – high school, university, place of worship or work. In recent times though, with the rise of a fragmented, anti-social society and the advent of […]

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