This is one of the best posters I have seen about learning!!
Thank you Mr. Parkinson for this lovely article.
“Well that was a ***ing waste of time, as always. Why do we go through this stupid charade every year,” muttered my colleague as he slumped across his desk. He had just returned from his annual performance management meeting with ‘the boss’. That was in a private bank in the UK, circa 1986.
Whiz forward 25 years – it’s 2011 and I’m in New Delhi, India remembering that conversation as I sat through the umpteenth meeting where the leadership team of a very highly regarded group of schools wrestled with the question – could we introduce a performance management system that would be fair, viewed positively and make a positive contribution to standards of education delivery? These meetings and all the preparatory work for them went on for well over a year. We were not willing or prepared to do anything that had even the slightest risk of spoiling what…
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Here’s an interesting blog post that i came across quite some time ago, that I share here because i found it particularly intriguing;
The writer makes a number of suggestions where practices have gone on for a very long time, passed down from teachers to new teachers and carried out without question, but where there’s evidence that shows and suggests strongly that the practices really don’t work.
Perhaps the one that stood out most for me was the weekly spelling tests – consuming enormous amounts of time. As an aside, through my own learning from NLP, when he was about six i taught my son how to spell by getting visual recall pictures of words in his head. The result – he never dropped a single mark on spelling tests and barely spent any time preparing for them. But…
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The Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) reports, for two years running, that respectful treatment of all employees at all levels is the #1 contributor to job satisfaction. Compensation, tr…
This a very common question we encounter from our patients, when we advise them to apply heat or ice at home. So, here is a brief write up about’ When, Why and How’ to apply ice or heat following any injury.
Ice is necessarily used on any body part with in the first 72 hours (three days) following any injury. Ice applied on any acute injury helps to slow down bleeding in that part, thus reducing swelling and pain in that area. Ice can be applied in the form of crushed ice wrapped in a poly bag or as an ice pack wrapped in a damp towel. Ensure that the affected part is well covered with ice pack and it can be applied for 20 minutes every 2 hours. It will be more beneficial if the part affected is kept elevated above the level of heart when applying ice. For small areas, perform an ice cube massage for 5 minutes every two hours and for extremities like hands, wrist, ankle and toes, the part can be submerged in iced water for 10 minutes every two hours for the first 72 hours.
Heat increases the blood flow to the applied part and hence is applied 72 hrs after injury when the bleeding stops and more blood flow to the tissues is required. More blood flow means more nutrients and oxygen to the affected part and it thus helps the process of healing to happen faster. Also heat reduces muscle spasm, soft tissue tightness and joint stiffness in the affected zone, thus adding to a sense of ease and well being in the patient. Heat can be applied using a hot water bag, or microwavable heat packs. Care should be taken to not over heat the part as it will result in burns or scalds. It is always advisable to keep few layers of towel between skin and hot pack.
Few precautions for heat or cold therapy include, open infected wounds, skin with reduced sensation and in patients with diabetes.
This is a general guideline only and it is always advisable to consult your physiotherapist before beginning your home care.