How Education Transforms People

I have watched a fascinating talk about education in Afghanistan (our neighboring country). Dr.Sakena Yacoobi is a wonderful woman who founded the Afghan Institute of Learning and teaches lots of girls and also men to give them the chance of better life. she is incredibly brave and I am impressed by her speech.

” That tells you that education transforms people. When you educate people, they are going to be different, and today all over, we need to work for gender equality. We cannot only train women but forget about the men, because the men are the real people who are giving women the hardest time.” 

you can watch the talk here in TED.com

Working Memory

After testing my students by Stanford–Binet Intelligence Scales, I interpret their cognitive abilities and try to improve their skills. Hearing-impaired children are faced with some challenges at school in learning and problem-solving tasks because of weak working memory skills. for teenagers, I use these cards; I give them some time to memorize the colors and shapes in sequence, then they have to recall them; First the colors and then the shapes and then vice versa. in the following picture, they helped me with cutting papers.

        

Plasco

we’ve watched catastrophic incident in Tehran recently. The firefighters’ sorrow made us all sad. as common people, we may not change our social or laws at the macro level but we, positively, can initiate our children into civilized manner. I demand that you train your children how to behave in a crisis situation. For instance, build streets by anything you can use, play with fire trucks and emergency vehicles, create the fire alarm and get your child to make way for rescue teams. say you are proud of them because of their helping. the truth is that we can change our society for our children.

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Plasco Building

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