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Posts Tagged ‘mohammed ali’

We must set out to do a good job…

In Education, motivation on April 24, 2012 at 10:18 pm

I’ve just finished marking some homework. There’s always one student who puts that extra effort in and takes pride in their work. I was reminded of a Vietnamese student I taught a number of years ago who had a difficult personal history. She would put her heart and soul into her work! I ended up keeping her notebooks to show to other students.  While marking, I also couldn’t help think of Martin Luther King’s speech about doing a good job:

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Rising From Failure

In Education, Healing, parenting on January 18, 2012 at 9:45 pm

Yesterday Mohammed Ali, the legendary boxer regarded as the greatest by many, celebrated his 70th birthday. I used to have a massive poster of him on my wall during my teen years. Hi motto of ‘fly like a butterfly and sting like a bee’ reflected a wisdom and intelligence which challenges the all or nothing approach taken by Rocky. What made him great in my eyes, wasn’t his amazing dancing skills in the ring which he seemed to have lost after being banned for five years due to his refusal to go to war in Vietnam or his success against opponents like Sunny Liston or George Foreman which experts had predicted as impossible, or even his wit outside the ring but the fact that he was able to Read the rest of this entry »