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Back to Life through Exercise

Today’s Daily Post: After an especially long and exhausting drive or flight, a grueling week at work, or a mind-numbing exam period — what’s the one thing you do to feel human again?

Exercise is by far the easiest solution to stress. Yes, I get tired a bit more but the benefits afterwards are exponential! I always look forward to my time outdoors (calisthenics) or in the gym.


A Reflective Exercise for Teachers




People who work in the education industry need to be reflective, regardless of the length and wealth of their experiences. Being able to pause and think about one’s beliefs, attitudes and behaviours can greatly help both professionals and students alike. However, evaluating your own actions and philosophies should also be coupled with the willingness to change.

In this light, I urge you to conduct the following reflective exercise (adopted from Bartolo et al., 2007):

Think of two of your current or previous students- one who was very successful in school and one who was not. Consider the impact on them of their:

  1. Cultural Background
  2. Readiness for Formal Education
  3. Gender
  4. Behaviours
  5. Social Maturity
  6. Classroom Context
  7. Special Educational Needs


Jane Elliot’s A Classroom Divided: A classic lesson in prejudice

This is an old documentary about Jane Elliot’s thought-provoking exercise. In 1968, she divided a class of third-graders into two groups- blue-eyed and brown-eyed and told the children that blue-eyed people are better than brown-eyed ones. Watch what happened:



What do you think about this? What can we learn from this?

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