Category Archives: motivational stuff

Wisdom of George Polya

A great discovery solves a great problem. But there is a grain of discovery in the solution of any problem.

— George Polya, How to Solve it

Why writing by hand makes kids smarter

To balance, to focus, for inner calm and concentration

Happiness Chemicals and how to hack them:

I) DOPAMINE: The reward chemical:

  • Completing a task
  • Doing self-care activities
  • Eating food
  • Celebrating little wins

II) SEROTONIN: The mood stabilizer:

  • Meditating
  • Running
  • Sun exposure
  • Walk in nature
  • Swimming
  • Cycling

III) OXYTOCIN: The love hormone

  • Playing with a dog
  • Playing with a baby
  • Holding hand
  • Hugging your family
  • Give compliment

IV) ENDORPHIN: The pain killer

  • Laughter exercise
  • Essential oils
  • Watch a comedy
  • Dark chocolate
  • Exercising

Some thoughts on teaching

If you learn you teach, but if you teach you learn. (Bertrand Russell) Teaching is like gardening. To teach is to teach to learn to think deep. To teach is to uncover a subject or rediscover a subject rather than to finish the syllabus. To teach is to prepare for the uncertain future. To teach is to gradually emerge the potential and motivation of the student. To teach is to impart a love for lifelong learning of the subject. To teach is to impart intellectual clarity. Passion is the key. To teach is to assume that the students are bright, hard working and motivated. To teach is to Kindle curiosity. In my mother tongue it is said the following are the pillars of teaching : prayatna ( to try ), protsahan ( to encourage ), prashansha ( to praise), and pralobhan ( some fantastic tangible motivation). In education, there is a wise quote : we go from the known to the unknown. From darkness to the light of knowledge. Knowledge means understanding not rote memorization of the subject. …To teach is to teach the art of problem solving.

Regards

Nalin Pithwa

Wisdom of Yajurveda

As are the crests on the crowns of peacocks,

As are the gems on the hoods of cobras,

So is mathematics at the helm of all Sciences.

— Yajurveda circa 400 BC

Wisdom of Swami Vivekananda

Arise ! Awake ! And stop not till you reach your goal ! — Swami Vivekananda

Wisdom of APJ Abdul Kalam

Dreams are not those which we see in sleep; dreams are those which do not allow us to sleep. APJ Abdul Kalam

Wisdom of Sir Winston Churchill

Continuous effort, and not strength or intelligence, is the key to unlock our potential. Sir Winston Churchill

Wisdom of Alexander Graham Bell

Concentrate all your thoughts upon the task at hand, the sun’s rays do not burn until brought to a focus. Alexander Graham Bell

Wisdom of Newton or Newton s way

Newton’s patience was limitless. Truth, he often said much later, was the offspring of silence and meditation. And, he said, I keep the subject constantly before me and wait till the first dawnings open slowly, by little and little into a full and clear light.