Category Archives: Education

The Four Psychological Functions of Great Literature

‘The question of what reading does for the human soul is an eternal one and its answer largely ineffable, but this hasn’t stopped minds big and small from tussling with it — we have Kafka’s exquisite letter to his childhood … Continue reading

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Crush Your Writer’s Anxiety

‘Writing is a stressful job, if not the most stressful, due to the roller coaster income, length of time it takes to actually write and edit, and most frustrating, the expectancy to handle a wide array of skills we are … Continue reading

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Entitlement in Literature: What can you say about it?

The Problem of Entitlement: A Question of Respect ‘…The notion that anyone is required to ‘earn’ the right to criticize or be cynical about something is absolute nonsense. This breeds a higher form of entitlement and elitism, which, in a … Continue reading

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The Importance of Fairy Tales in Education

‘If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want them to be very intelligent, read them more fairy tales.’ – Einstein more 25 Insights on Becoming a Better Writer ‘Today, writing well is more … Continue reading

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‘Common’ Sense

Common sense is the behavior and basic ability to perceive, understand, and judge things, which is shared by nearly all people, and can be reasonably expected of nearly all people without any need for debate. That is how I define … Continue reading

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Writing is Easy

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The Smallest Neighborhood Educational Center?

Baclaran in Paranaque, Philippines is so small it’s not even called a town but a Barangay (village). It’s just 46.57 square kilometers and just a few minutes drive to Manila’s main international airport which is probably the reason for its … Continue reading

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