education

The Burden of Having a Great Mind

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.

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.

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.

Feature Story – Kaisal Shah

For Kaisal, art is a skill that can’t be learned at once. It is a continuous process and a person continues to grow as an artist with every piece she sees and creates. She started creating art from a very young age, and through different art classes and projects, she continues to learn more about it.