Posted on September 1, 2016 by ritasimsan
Once you have met a True Human Being, let him not disappear from the horizon of your Heart.
Ask your students to explain what this quotation means. Ask them to define what Rumi meant by a “true human being.” Why do they think this picture was chosen to accompany this quotation? Do they agree with the choice of image? Why or why not?
What do your students know about Rumi? Locate where he was from on the map. When did he live? What was the world like during Rumi’s lifetime?
Is there anyone your students could name as an example of a “true human being? Who and why?
Filed under: Conversation, ESL, geography, history, Inspiration, Motivation, Teaching Strategies, Vocabulary | Tagged: Rumi | Leave a comment »
Posted on May 16, 2016 by ritasimsan
Good for class discussion, research, writing, and/or oral presentations. What does failure really mean? What words do the students think are synonymous with failure?What can we learn from failure? Can we learn without ever failing? Who is Brian Acton? What was his failure? What happened to him after his “failure?” Can you name anyone else who “failed” and became, not only rich and famous but one of the world’s most influential people? Is it possible to change the way we feel about failing? Might there be a more positive way to refer to failure? Take a look at the video below, and then find out more about these “failures,” their life stories, and that of other “failures” you may be familiar with. Maybe after this discussion, the students can come up with a different definition of what failing really means.
Filed under: 21st Century Learning, Conversation, ESL, Inspiration, Language in Society, lessons, Motivation, Research, Web 2.0 Applications | Tagged: Apple, technology, Twitter, What'sapp?, YouTube | Leave a comment »
Posted on November 20, 2015 by ritasimsan
The study found that visits to discussion boards correlated with student success. But the students didn’t have to post—they just needed to spend time there.
Source: Wallflowers in the Online Classroom
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Posted on June 19, 2015 by ritasimsan
Posted on March 3, 2014 by ritasimsan
“Often, when you think you are at the end of something, you’re at the beginning of something else,” Mister Rogers.
I’m so glad he was in my neighborhood.
Filed under: Health & Welfare, Motivation | Tagged: inspiration, Mr. Rogers | 1 Comment »
Posted on December 23, 2013 by ritasimsan
Posted on December 18, 2013 by ritasimsan