Visualize your intetion meditation:
a few more breaths
put your soul-power into this intention
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
Monday, 7 January 2013
The Guardian newspaper recently sent out a questionnaire to its readers on the subject of work and careers and received more than 11,000 replies. In one section, aspects of work which might contribute to job satisfaction were listed and readers were asked to say how important they were.
Working with a partner, consider the 15 points below and put them in order of importance.
What adds up to job satisfaction?
How important are each of the following to you in providing you with job satisfaction?
· Meeting people through work
· The respect of colleagues
· Working conditions
· Status in your organization
· Learning something new
· Personal freedom
· Being part of a team
· Exercising power
· Helping other people
· Being praised by your superiors
· Social status
· Being promoted
· Making money
When you have finished, compare your results with those of another pair.
All of you have been invited to a TV debate to discuss some issues about education.
STATEMENTS TO DEBATE:
1. The best way to study for an exam is to do it with a fellow student.
2. There is no point in studying the night before the exam.
3. Physical education should be an optional subject.
4. Most parents influence what university their child will attend or what degree they will study.
5. Students who cheat during exams must fail the subject until they take a final exam in June.
6. It is impossible to study with background music playing.
7. School holidays are too long.
8. School uniforms are boring
There will be 2 groups:
- The people in one group have to work out and note down all possible arguments IN FAVOUR of each statement, including defences against points that might be brought up by the opposition.
- The students in the second group have to work out and note down all possible arguments AGAINST each statement, including defences against points that might be brought up by the opposition.
NOTE: Groups to do not need to be divided according to actual opinions. They are divided arbitrarily, so many of you will find yourselves having to argue in favour of something that you oppose, or vice-versa. This is in fact a kind of role-play.
1- Each student is allowed 1 minute to give his/her opinion and support his/her arguments.
2- The procedure will be as follows:
student for -> student against -> student for -> student against