Articles by Pola Papadopoulou

Pola is an avid reader and passionate about anything education related. She is an English teacher and has taught students from diverse backgrounds, both privately and in the classroom. Her studies in English Language and Literature and International and Comparative Education have provided her with the necessary skills and knowledge to further pursue matters related to education - and to write for OOL.

On Peer Pressure and Conformity

Asch conducted an experiment that highlighted, in the eyes of many, an undeniable truth of modern society.


TED

TED Talks of Interest

Life is not always formal schooling; there’s more to it.


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Classics to Read in School or Out

Some of the books arrayed in the following list are not only great for recreational reading, but also likely to be assigned at school at one point or another in the future.


Learning to Appreciate Literature

I didn’t care anymore that I had to read them for a purpose, as long as I had lots and lots of them to read. It was a complete turnaround for me.


On Women’s Writing

Over the years there have been different distinctions in relation to women’s writing regarding their topics of interest, style and the never-ending comparison to prominent men’s work of each era.


Quenching your Wanderlust through Reading

‘Reading gives us someplace to go when we have to stay where we are.’ I always think of that quote whenever I am reading—all the time—and I can’t find anything else that makes me happier. It is true that reality must overtake imagination and wish, because unfortunately you can’t live off those two things alone, […]


On finding pleasure in Literature’s Macabre

A genre, an era, a defining moment in Gothic history… 


Peace

Carving a path through Peaceful Protest

The 20th century was one of the most violent periods in human history. An estimated 191 million people lost their lives directly or indirectly as a result of conflict, and well over half of them were civilians.


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The Best Online Learning Tools: For the New Term

Since it’s almost time for another academic year now, there is no time like the present to regroup and explore some more fun platforms, websites and apps to make learning more interesting.


The Best Classroom Online Learning Tools

Parents, students and teachers alike are always on the lookout for exciting online classroom tools that will actively generate a desire to learn.


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