As individuals, we feel most motivated to change when we tap into our dreams and ideal visions of our lives. — Daniel Goleman

2020-05-03T12:40:00+03:00November 24th, 2019|

Finding your element

Contemporary research shows that happy people are more altruistic, more productive, more helpful, more likeable, more creative, more resilient, more interested in others, friendlier, and healthier. Happy people make better friends, colleagues and citizens. — Gretchen Rubin

2020-05-02T16:41:37+03:00November 24th, 2019|

What’s grit got to do with learning?

Gritty people usually fare better in life since they pursue their objectives with greater passion and perseverance than most of us do. The American academic psychologist and popular science author Angela Duckworth writes in her book Grit: Why passion and resilience are the secrets to success that talent can in no account be considered a precondition for success. For

2022-03-02T21:05:37+02:00November 24th, 2019|

Mindset and school achievement

Why do people differ in their assets and limitations? What is the meaning of success or failure?  Is there a link between mindset and school achievement? These are the critical questions the American psychologist Carol S. Dweck asks in her book Mindset: The New Psychology of Success. According to Dweck, there are two mindsets: fixed

2022-03-02T20:44:54+02:00November 24th, 2019|

Self-esteem in school context

"In a world in which the total of human knowledge is doubling about every ten years, our security can rest only on our ability to learn." ―Nathaniel Branden In his masterpiece The Six Pillars of Self-Esteem (1994), the Canadian–American psychotherapist and writer Nathaniel Branden describes self-esteem as "confidence in our ability to think, confidence in our ability to cope

2022-07-02T21:54:52+03:00November 24th, 2019|

Teachers as modern time leaders

Have you ever heard about transformational leadership? It is about guiding through inspiration and enhancing followers' motivation, morale, and job performance through various mechanisms. In fact, it was the American scholar in leadership studies and organizational behaviour Bernard Morris Bass who developed his well-known theory from the original ideas of James MacGregor Burns.  Why should teachers care? Because

2022-03-02T21:20:12+02:00November 19th, 2019|
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