Archive for November, 2013

To Autumn, a poem by John Keats

November 29, 2013
To Autumn, a poem by John Keats

To Autumn by John Keats, a brilliant romantic English poet celebrates the season of autumn and the vivid impressions it made on him with the help of elements of personification.  The poem is an ode which is a lyrical poem which sings praises of any theme that a poet is extremely fond of.  The...
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On the Sea poem by John Keats | Summary and Analysis

November 28, 2013
On the Sea poem by John Keats | Summary and Analysis

On the Sea by John Keats is a thoughtful and exquisite sonnet-like poem which celebrates the sea and its restorative and soothing power.  Have you ever been to the seashore and observed the waves crashing against the shore or the gentle ebbs and flows of the sea?  Perhaps, it was a day when you...
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On the Grasshopper and the Cricket poem by John Keats

November 25, 2013
On the Grasshopper and the Cricket poem by John Keats

How do you feel when you sing or when you hear music fill the air?  Recall a song now and examine your feelings.  Poetry has the same kind of effect.  Many poets and musicians over the centuries have been inspired by nature.  When you look at nature or visit a place filled with magnificent...
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Building a Healthy Self-Esteem in Children

November 21, 2013
Building a Healthy Self-Esteem in Children

Children nowadays are bombarded with media images which can lead to superficial beliefs and even lead to baseless and shallow imitations.  How can concerned individuals, parents and teachers help build a healthy self-esteem based on sound character ethics and help each child celebrate his/her unique individuality and just be themselves? Here are a few...
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Child-Centered Approach to Learning and Education

November 19, 2013
Child-Centered Approach to Learning and Education

A child-centered approach to learning and education is being brought into focus all around the world.  In a child-centered approach to learning rather than an adult or teacher-driven approach, the teacher will act as a facilitator and mentor.  In this way, students become active learners rather than passive listeners.  A child-centered approach moves away...
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