Procrastination is a trait most people are familiar with. How many times have you been faced with a challenge you would inadvertently or purposely delay because you couldn’t find the energy or desire to accomplish it? Lack of motivation is usually the cause and this is a concern most teachers aspire to rectify by implementing different approaches with various degrees of success.
Motivation is not merely a means that can be used to inspire your students to work hard. If viewed as an ‘educational approach’, then you will most likely fail in doing so. What educators should focus on instead, are various factors which will bring about the desired result, not only in class, but in students’ everyday lives. We tend to forget that students look up to us for guidance and our presence will in most cases, leave an everlasting effect on them.
But the question remains… “How can I motivate my students?” The simplest answer to this question is to put yourself in their shoes and realize that motivation can be achieved by adhering to a few strategies which are more or less familiar to most educators.
Many of us hold our childhood memories in high regard; the joy of seeing your father come home from work, the sense of security one would feel when held in the protective embrace of a loved one, but one of the most fondest memories I cherish of my childhood, is that of my mother reading bedtime stories to me.
Believe it or not, there was a time when the idea of using a computer to perform any task seemed outlandish. The cost of purchasing such equipment, the unfamiliarity one felt around it, and of course the apprehension of misuse, loomed in everyone’s mind as the computer market started booming. Today, however, it would be incomprehensible to even consider performing simple tasks without electronic assistance. Travelling, medical treatments and occupational tasks have become intricately intertwined with technology. Education has become no exception, as students are open to the miraculous and perhaps hazardous world of Information and Communications Technology (ICT). Thus, the burning question remains; is ICT in education truly worth the hype?
If one were to ask you, what are the most vivid recollections you might have of your childhood, in most cases the answer would likely concern your school years and the relationship you had with your teacher. The impact this bond can have on an individual is without a doubt the most inspiring and everlasting in your life.
Η Νάντια δεν είναι μια συνηθισμένη γυναίκα. Μετά από ένα μακρύ και δύσκολο δρόμο αυτοανακάλυψης, βρίσκει τον εαυτό της αντιμέτωπο με το παρελθόν της, καθώς προσπαθεί να εξισορροπήσει τις ευθύνες της ως καθηγήτρια και ως κόρη ενός άρρωστου πατέρα. Η ζωή της γίνεται ακόμη πιο περίπλοκη όταν η Σάρα, ένα προσφυγόπουλο που έχει χάσει τα πάντα, γίνεται κομμάτι της ζωής της. Μαζί θα αναζητήσουν την επίτευξη της ευτυχίας.
Οι δυο τους θα ζήσουν την απώλεια, τον εξευτελισμό αλλά και το μίσος στο πρόσωπο τους, καθώς ψάχνουν την δύναμη μέσα τους να υπερισχύσουν. Θα καταφέρουν να βρουν την γαλήνη που ζητάνε ή είναι η μοίρα τους προκαθορισμένη;
Τα περισσότερα γεγονότα του βιβλίου, έχουν εμπνευστεί από αληθινές ιστορίες και μαρτυρούν την δύναμη της ανθρώπινης ψυχής ενάντια συντριπτικών συγκυριών. Η Νάντια καθώς επίσης και η Σάρα, θα συνειδητοποιήσουν ότι κανένας δεσμός δεν μπορεί να σπάσει, ειδικά αυτό μεταξύ μητέρας και κόρης.
Nadia is definitely not your ordinary girl. After walking the long and difficult road to womanhood, she finds herself haunted by her past, as she tries to balance her roles as a teacher and the daughter of an ailing father. To make matters even more complicated, Sara, a young refugee girl who has lost both family and home, unexpectedly becomes a part of her life, as they embark together on a journey in the pursuit of true happiness.
In a series of unfortunate events, they will suffer loss, hate and humiliation, as they try to draw the strength from within themselves to prevail. Will they manage to find the peace they both deserve, or are their destinies preordained?
Most of the events in this book are inspired by real life stories and serve as an everlasting triumph of the human spirit in the face of overwhelming odds. Both Nadia and Sara will come to realize that no bond can ever be broken, especially that between a mother and her daughter.