Regardless of what our definition of success is, we embrace a feeling of pride when we accomplish something we wanted. That pride makes us feel like we are on top of the world and as if nothing can touch us. But then, we realize that society continually wants us to be successful, and we are devoured into a rat race for success.
Why Writing is Important.
Writing has given life to our thoughts, making them immortal once they are written down and safely preserved somewhere. It has enabled us to communicate with one another by sharing our thoughts, ideas, feelings, and experiences. Writing is a tool for giving wisdom to youngsters, making it possible to learn from the past in order to build a better future. Writers of any kind, including novelists, poets, journalists, bloggers, speech writers, influence how we think as a society.
Virtual Learning versus In-Person: What Are the Pros and Cons?
While virtual learning has its advantages, some students may not have enough resources at home to learn virtually or to enhance their learning outside of the classroom. In addition to this, it may be harder for some students to focus if school is online, which will decrease the amount of learning done.
Knowing Our Own Truth: Belief Vs. Facts
Beliefs are inherently subjective. Individually and collectively, we may hold a belief for which we have a particular sense of certitude and conviction. Now, this does not mean that just because one is certain that one’s belief is true, that it is not infallible. Believing in something does not necessarily make it true.
The Power of a Growth Mindset
In society today, there are two types of mindsets that we commonly see: a fixed mindset and a growth mindset. Carol Dweck, Stanford University’s talented researcher and professor, asserts that a fixed mindset constricts people into thinking that their internal and external qualities are stuck in stone and cannot be changed. In other words, these individuals believe that they are inherently good or bad at a task; therefore, failure is interpreted as a reflection of themselves rather than an opportunity for growth.
Improving Problem Solving Skills
From the day we are born until the day we die, problems are our fellow travelers in our journey of life. They are key factors in our upbringing throughout our lifetime. If there were no problems, there would be no development of skills, or character, or progress toward a better future. Someone defined problems as a gift: without them we wouldn’t grow, while another one defined problems not as stop signs, but as guidelines.
Overcoming Your Fears
At times, genuine threats give rise to fear, yet fear can also develop from imagined threats. Luckily, all fears are learned; no one is born with them. Consequently, we can unlearn our fears by regularly practicing self-control over them until they disappear.
Feature Story- Galina Rakhmistrovskaya, the Battle of the Teal winner (adult division)
Galina loves art because it is a way to express her emotions and clear her mind. For her, art has a therapeutic effect and changes her outlook on life. As an artist, she wants her artwork to speak to the audience. She brings life to her drawings by using light and shadow to show the texture and perspective which gives depth and visual interest to her art.
The Future of Education
The purpose of an educator is not just to prepare students for their future but also to teach them skills to create a better future for all humanity. This can prove difficult because the challenges society faces are constantly evolving.
Teaching the Skills of Tomorrow Today
Throughout the history of mankind and across civilizations, nothing could have been accomplished unless the youth of each nation were properly educated. Younger generations need the guidance of those who have come before them to face the challenges of the present and the future.