Wednesday, 15 September 2010

Lets Start Blogging!

Salaam! Shalom! Namaste! And a Big Hello!

I tried blogging several years ago and  failed miserably. I am making a fresh attempt as I have been inspired by a colleague and fellow student on the Post Graduate Certificate of Learning & Teaching in Higher Education (PgCLTHE).

I was teaching for 18 months in a Further Education (F.E) college in Manchester. I have recently switched to Higher Education (H.E) and  been appointed as a Senior Lecturer / Associate Professor.

Right now I feel like a 'frog' who has left a pond and been thrown into a raging ocean! H.E is a completely different culture and comprises of another 'vintage' of student that I learning to deal with. However I am immensely enjoying the challenge especially the daily commute from Manchester! I am fortunate that I have a great bunch of colleagues, Subject Group Leader and visionary Head of Department who are open to new ideas. Also a supportive wife and a wonderful new baby daughter! : )

I will use this Blog to complement my PgCLTHE studies, reflect and discuss other interests such as personal development and travel.

The Road to Success is always under construction...


Rishi Faisal

Ps - Rishi is a sanskrit word that means 'seer' and were teachers to the kings of ancient India.


  1. Congrats on your new blog, Rishi F.
    I know you ideas will fill the web with light and inspiration.

    I look forward to plundering hidden treasures with you. Open sesame!

    Did you ever think "Open Sesame" (I think the original was "Open Simsim") refers to the doorway to the heart?

    What did Jesus say about the mustard seed?
    "The kingdom of heaven is like a grain of mustard seed that a man took and sowed in his field. It is the smallest of all seeds, but when it has grown it is larger than all the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and make nests in its branches."

  2. Thanks Dude! BTW thats what I attempt in my teaching practice - throwing seeds into my students minds & hearts...Cheers Faisal