Education

The Power of an Internal Incentive to Behave

There are a lot of ways to make people behave the way you want them to—and, by extension, to make your children behave the way you want them to.  In a post uploaded in August 2008, I looked into a programme that encouraged good behaviour in students by giving them points they could exchange for… Read More The Power of an Internal Incentive to Behave

Family, Parenting

Teaching or Educating: What is the Difference, if there is any?

Someone asked me a really interesting question recently.  She asked me: are you teaching or educating a child? My initial response made me look like a wide-eyed deer caught in the glare of oncoming headlights.  After a few clarifying questions though, I realised that her view is actually really thought-provoking, and thankfully she was OK… Read More Teaching or Educating: What is the Difference, if there is any?

Family, Parenting

Learning To ‘Be’ From The Cradle Up: On The Desire To Constantly Entertain My Baby

One of the elements that I have come to understand as essential to one’s personal growth—mental, spiritual, and emotional—is the ability to sit quietly and just be.  Of course nowadays, there is always something (or rather, a bunch of things!) that is clamouring for our attention, and so we are often left without a second… Read More Learning To ‘Be’ From The Cradle Up: On The Desire To Constantly Entertain My Baby

Book Review, Fiction, Review

Book Review: ‘Bossy Flossy’, by Paulette Bogan

About the Author Paulette Bogan admits she was bossy as a child. She is the author and illustrator of Virgil & Owen, which was chosen as one of Bank Street Best Children’s books of the Year 2016, Virgil & Owen Stick Together, which won a Mom’s Choice Award Gold Medal for Picture Books, and Lulu… Read More Book Review: ‘Bossy Flossy’, by Paulette Bogan

Book Review, Education, Parenting, Psychology

Book Review: The We Generation: Raising Social Responsible Kids by Michael Ungar

The world has the potential to be amazing, but apart from glimmerings of awesomeness here and there, the overwhelming conditions are pretty terrible (sorry, Mother Earth). One of the reasons behind such a terrible state of affairs is the pervasive effects of both individualism and consumerism, which has led us away from what human nature… Read More Book Review: The We Generation: Raising Social Responsible Kids by Michael Ungar

Book Review

Book Review: ‘Lighting their Fires: Raising Extraordinary Children in a Mixed-up, Muddled-up, Shook-up World’, by Rafe Esquith

Every child has amazing capacities inherent in him, and these gems of inestimable value must be polished. Most parents and educators alike are more than eager to do so, but the question remains: how? Who better to ask this question to – and get an answer from – than Rafe Esquith. He has been a… Read More Book Review: ‘Lighting their Fires: Raising Extraordinary Children in a Mixed-up, Muddled-up, Shook-up World’, by Rafe Esquith

Book Review

Book Review: Reimagining Education: Essays on Reviving the Soul of Learning, edited by Dennis Patrick Slattery and Jennifer Leigh Selig

Education is one of the most important things in the life of every single person on this planet. After all, man is a mine rich in gems of inestimable value; education alone can cause it to reveal its treasures. However, the definition of education is very broad; it varies from culture to culture, and even… Read More Book Review: Reimagining Education: Essays on Reviving the Soul of Learning, edited by Dennis Patrick Slattery and Jennifer Leigh Selig

Beauty, Blog Review, Career, Fashion, Lifestyle

Blog Review: ‘kate in the classroom’ by Kate

Name: Kate Akhtar-Khavari Blog: kate in the classroom Her favorite post: tbd There are a lot of girls out there who are trying to break into the style blogging world that is has become important for bloggers to create a brand that is both broad enough to appeal to a wide audience while at the… Read More Blog Review: ‘kate in the classroom’ by Kate

Community Building, General, Happiness, Personal Development, Special Projects, The X-files, The X-Files, The X-Files Facebook Project, TV, X-files

Fuel for my Current Midnight Musings: Five Great TED Talks

Many people I know have playlists that vary according to their mood, the period of their lives they are at, and what they are going through at that time. And not just musical playlists—playlists of funny clips on YouTube, of inspiring videos, or of brain food like TED talks. And while there are always one… Read More Fuel for my Current Midnight Musings: Five Great TED Talks

General

Personal Boundaries and Selfless Participation in Community-Building: Not A Dichotomy

An increasing number of my friends have been focusing on learning more about creating harmonious communities in which each individual can fulfill the purpose of his/her existence, that is, to know and to worship God. As the number of people involved in the process of community building increases, so do the various point of views… Read More Personal Boundaries and Selfless Participation in Community-Building: Not A Dichotomy