Category: Mind Sciences

From the Heart of The Students’ Curious Mind

From the Heart of The Students’ Curious Mind
By Ahmad Amirali

While working on my assignment, I analysed my previous year student classwork task (I usually take snaps of my classroom activities and students’ performance to later show them to parents in PTMs). I found a student note in which he asked me a series of questions about the question I asked during the session on Crusades. I smile for a moment because suddenly, the whole school term just flashed into my eyes, reminding me how different and curious today’s generation is. I wonder, what makes them question the question or even question the reason?  Is it a student’s way to explore reasons for the reason, or is it just a time-killing strategy? Continue reading “From the Heart of The Students’ Curious Mind”

Why Do We Get So Attached to The Movie’s Fictional Characters?

Why Do We Get So Attached to The Movie’s Fictional Characters?
By Ahmad Amirali

I recently watch Marvel’s latest Avengers: Endgame with my friends. I like the storyline, and all the action sequences, above all Marvel’s characters, are grouped up in this movie. We all know that the Endgame is the last movie of its Avenger’s franchise, and it is evident pretty much in every scene of the film. Many lead characters are now dead or getting old, which gave us the impression that the future marvel world will now be in the hands of new generations of heroes. However, I am not writing this article to provide you with my reflections about the Endgame movie. Instead, I observed people’s reactions during the end credits of the film. Everybody was like crying or waiting for the post-credits clip, usually included in the MCU movies since 2008. The audience’s emotional behaviour made me read some researchers and ask why we get so attached to the movie’s fictional characters? Continue reading “Why Do We Get So Attached to The Movie’s Fictional Characters?”

The Art of Metaphors and Similes

The Art of Metaphors and Similes

We humans often use examples to convey our thoughts to other people. Examples help us better articulate our thoughts and make sense to others, and the majority of the time, we use metaphoric language in our conversations. Why we use metaphors and how it helps us and others to understand any idea or thought better.

Jane Hirshfield explains how do metaphors help us better understand the world? And, what makes a good metaphor? She explores these questions with writers like Langston Hughes and Carl Sandburg, who have mastered the art of bringing a scene or emotion to life. Continue reading “The Art of Metaphors and Similes”

Why Do We Get Mad at People for No Reason?

Why Do We Get Mad at People for No Reason?
By Ahmad Amirali

There are instances in our lives when we get so angry that we sometimes forget every single ethic of our lives. As a result of which we ended up in guilt for our entire lives.  Being a teacher, I also experience this behaviour in my students during my sessions. At first, I always blame my lesson plan for being bored or not engaging enough for my students. However, after reading a handful of studies, couple of, or I can more than 10s of, counselling sessions with students and their parents, I concluded that not always teacher’s lesson plan is held responsible for students’ irritating behaviour. The question is, what makes so much turbulence on anyone or with our loved ones that we hurt them so badly because of our attitude? Continue reading “Why Do We Get Mad at People for No Reason?”

Silence Vs Sound: Does Study with Sound Is More Effective Than Study in Silence?

Silence Vs Sound: Does Study with Sound Is More Effective Than Study in Silence?
By Ahmad Amirali

Today, I become a part of a discussion, or rather an argument, at my workplace. The topic of our debate was does working in silence would help to complete the assigned task more effectively rather than working with some sound or music. Well, the discussion ended with no conclusion, but this discourse reminded me of my class of 2015 where one student always wears earphones whenever she was given classwork or an activity task. At first that behaviour irritates me, but upon asking, she said ‘Sir, wearing earphones and listening music helps me concentrate on the task’. So the question is, does study with Sound is more effective than Study in Silence? Continue reading “Silence Vs Sound: Does Study with Sound Is More Effective Than Study in Silence?”