Friday, August 31, 2007

Positive thinking: Turn problems into a puzzle

clipped from
12 Ways to Boost Your Positive Energy
8. Turn a Problem into a Puzzle: Sometimes a single word can make all the difference, and “problem” is one of those words. I’ve often wondered if children would take more readily to mathematics if we called them math puzzles instead of math problems: problem is such a negative, hopeless, impotent word. When a problem descends upon your life, think of it as a puzzle. Is there a way to solve this puzzle? If so, start putting the pieces together, calmly and with confidence.

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Finally a fresh and interesting thought!
Maybe I should even change the way I refer to my profession:
Instead of a maths teacher I'd really love to be a PUZZLE teacher!

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