Transform.Ed Briefing #26
From determining causes of skewed gender ratio in the teaching profession and suggesting ways to practice mindfulness to the story of a young teacher inspiring her students to be more tolerant!
Living the moment, be the flow! It is easier said than done. To thrive in a constantly changing world, certainty is deeply reassuring. However, Harvard’s Professor of Psychology, Ellen Langer believes that certainty is mindless and if given a chance, she would want the world to be more mindful. According to her, mindfulness is the process of noticing new things about the familiar. She says when we notice actively, we become sensitive to perspective and change.
But how do we become more mindful? Our community of educators find journaling and focused breathing as extremely beneficial strategies for being mindful. Other ways through which teachers can cultivate their current awareness of thoughts, emotions and actions include five senses activity, 5-4-3-2-1 Coping technique, one minute mindful exercises, etc. Indulging in art is also a way to practice mindfulness. Mindfulness-based art therapy(MBAT) , though a relatively new concept, is considered to be highly beneficial for improved psychological stability and quality of life.
Talking about art and being in the present reminds us that Frida Kahlo, the famous Mexican painter, was born today! Famous for her colourful self-portraits, she is celebrated across the world as an inspiring icon who defied to be a victim and embraced her reality head-on. “I never painted dreams. I painted my own reality.”, she said.
In the same spirit, for all the educators globally, who are incessantly dedicating their lives in painting the many futures of education, the Global Citizenship Foundation’s Educational Leadership Community is a dedicated platform to drive conversations around themes relevant to educators and education. If you have not signed up yet, write to us here.
With this carefully curated edition of Transform.Ed Briefing, you can explore featured articles, stay informed about the latest education policies, participate in our weekly poll, discover global events, indulge in a recommended movie, enhance your skills with professional development opportunities, enrich your knowledge with our book recommendations and stay on top of finding exciting job opportunities!
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📄 Big Ideas
Discover thought-provoking insights from the .ed Magazine and around the web!
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🗳️Poll of the Week
Our weekly poll, designed to spark conversations on critical topics impacting you and education.
📜 The Policy Pulse
Stay informed about the latest developments in education policy with our curated selection of articles, policy briefs, or other valuable resources.
🗓️ Global Events for Educators
Explore exciting upcoming events for educators worldwide.
Jul 10: Humanity and Inclusion MENA Education Working Group meeting - Disability-Inclusive Education in the Middle East
(Free Entry) This is an Online Event hosted by UNESCO.
(Free Entry) This is an Online Event hosted by edWebinar.
Jul 13: Global Perspectives on Trans-National Education and Internationalisation of Higher Education
(Paid Entry) This is an Online Event hosted by TNE Hub
(Paid Entry) This is an Offsite Event hosted by The University Impact Forum in Pretoria, South Africa.
🎬 Lights, camera, education!
Enjoy a thought-provoking film recommendation.
A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and pursue education beyond high school.
💻 Courses & More
Enhance your skills and competencies with our handpicked courses and professional development opportunities.
By Commonwealth Education Trust
📚 Must Read Book
Discover our featured book recommendation, carefully selected to inspire and empower education leaders.
💼 Job Opportunities
Explore exciting career opportunities and openings in educational institutions and international organizations.
🇧🇪 Project Officer, UNESCO, Brussels, Belgium (Deadline: 11 Jul 2023)
🇸🇾 School Quality Assurance Coordinator, United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA),Syria Damascus Area (Deadline: 17 Jul 2023)
🇯🇴 Secondary English Teacher, International Community School, Amman, Jordan (Deadline: 18 Jul 2023)
🇪🇬 Head of Physical Education (PE), The British School Al Rehab, Cairo (Deadline: 20 Jul 2023)
🇳🇱 Curriculum Designer (Middle Years Programmes), Netherlands (Deadline: 24 Jul 2023)
🇲🇼 Chief of Party, Malawi USAID/ Enhancing Community Engagement in Teaching & Learning Material Utilization and Management (Deadline: Open until filled)
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The Global Citizenship Foundation is a leading specialist international organization based in South Asia (NCR Delhi, India) and the European Union (Tallinn, Estonia). Its principal mandate is to realize the United Nations' Sustainable Development Goal 4 and Target 4.7 (Education for Global Citizenship and Sustainable Development). Since 2016, the GCF has impacted education in 70+ countries, striving to transform education for human and planetary flourishing.