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7 Questions with Maria Lourdes A. de Vera

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7 Questions with Maria Lourdes A. de Vera

Name: Maria Lourdes A. de Vera

Current title: Author - Artist

Current organisation: Rotary International Philippines


Maria Lourdes A. de Vera was an ICU Nurse and Psychologist. A former Nursing Clinical Instructor she handled Research as her main field of interest.

An accomplished writer at the age of 24, she established her niche writing articles about the importance of childhood, child development and the family. Her advocacy is to raise the awareness of the well being of abandoned, neglected and abused children through her published written articles and research. Marilou is a consistent awardee for social commitment since grade school. A member of the Rotary Club International, advocates social consciousness and social service.

A seasoned artist, she supports the significance of creative art as an effective approach to imaginative thinking, problem solving and positive channeling of behavior and skills.

She received the 2015 Catholic Mass Media Best Book Award for the Youth and Child. She is a licensed Professional Teacher promotes Restorative Education to facilitate the psycho social emotional abilities of the child.

7 Questions with Maria Lourdes A. de Vera

1. What have you found most challenging as a leader in the education sector?

The introduction of a new method of teaching


2. How do you structure your work days from waking up to going to sleep?

Meditation
Exercise
Qigong
Breakfast
Teach
Lunch
Teach
Cook
Dinner with Children
Silencing prayer
Shower
Sleep


3. What's the most recent significant leadership lesson you've learned?

Practice equanimity, mentoring


4. What's one book that has had a profound impact on your leadership so far? Can you please briefly tell the story of how that book impacted your leadership?

Anthroposophy - Rudolf Steiner, Greek philosophy - Socrates, Plato and Aristotle and later European Philosophers. - It influenced my understanding and appreciation of the Human being.


5. How do you find and keep great leaders in the education sector?

The manner in which they give value to the human being with reference to diversity and inclusion. Collaborating and working a whole, recognizing the importance and contribution of every member as much as possible.


6. What's most important as a leader in the education sector for developing a culture of wellbeing in your staff and students?

Acknowledge everyone IN THE CLASS 1. Establishing open communication, 2. freedom of expression and artistic creativity 3. value individual participation and interaction


7. What is one meaningful story that comes to mind from your time as a leader in the education sector so far?

ACKNOWLEDGE, APPRECIATE, ACCEPT, ASSURANCE, AFFIRMATION AFFECTION - Believe in the potential of every child.