All too often, we find ourselves lost in our thoughts, pondering who we are and what our role in life is. Some deal with this by setting goals; the endless pursuit of professional success, at the cost of happiness. Others try to compensate by indulging into false satisfactions of joy; be it shopping, a celebrity status in social media or even by pursuing universal notions of social acceptance via marriage and having kids. The question though we should be asking ourselves is, what do we want in our lives and what are we willing to sacrifice in order to achieve it?
Recently, there has been a great deal of controversy over the important values of life. More and more people tend to believe that security would be of the utmost importance due to escalating wars and the rapid climax of terrorism. Nevertheless, the opponents of this view maintain that freedom and independence should be the deciding factor of people’s notions and way of thinking. I firmly believe that having freedomand independence is much more crucial.
Every now and then, a variety of researches demonstrate the increasement which is discerned about the number of residents who use credit cards. Nowadays, credit cards are known as the possession of a human being. I am inclined to believe that credit cards’ creation is the appropriate way to make our transactions today.
Taking a gap year before moving on to important kinds of education, like university or college, has become a widely spread choice among the youth for various reasons, depending on the individual’s point of view, whether they want to explore the world by travelling or take advantage of their time and gain work experience.
One of the greatest joys of teaching is witnessing your own kids develop their talents and personalities. In this section I’ll be sharing with you, some of their projects. Be mindful, you might find a few mistakes here and there, however, they’re young learners of a foreign language and must be comended for their efforts.
All too often, we hear of people who pursue post graduate studies, while others attend seminars or conduct research in order to improve their knowledge, with the sole purpose of achieving a pay raise or promotion at work. Although these incentives are highly respectable and mandatory in today’s competitive job market, we must delve into the deeper meaning of Lifelong Learning (LLL) and its actual benefits for both individuals and society.
Every Year on March 8th, we celebrate International Women’s Day (IWD). Most people don’t know the history behind this significant celebration, nor the meaning it continues to have in this day and age. IWD commemorates the movement for women’s rights and the struggles they have been through to achieve equality in today’s modern society.
One of the most fondest memories I have of my childhood, is waking up on Saturday mornings, sprinting to the TV and with a bowl of cereal in my lap, watched cartoons. There was something magical about this decade that captivated not only myself, but everyone who grew up during that period of time. It was the 80s; a time when DeLoreans became synonymous to adventure and home gaming literally boomed in every household.
Many a time, my students are overwhelmed by their anxiety as exam period looms over the horizon. Exams and certification – especially in Greece, have come to be interpreted as a matter of life or death, adding to young learners’ frustration.
What many scholars and parents neglect to comprehend is, what the true purpose of accumulating knowledge is. Are our children studying to learn, or are they meticulously trying to ‘master’ an evaluation test?