Know that You Have Blind Spots: Students will learn how to recognize their cognitive blind spots, uncovering potential biases or gaps in their thinking. Understand the Impact: Students will explore how these blind spots affect decision-making and personal and professional relationships. Stay Open-minded: Students will learn how to foster an environment of open-mindedness, encouraging a willingness to consider different viewpoints for a broader perspective. Think Critically: Students will develop critical thinking skills to assess information and perspectives systematically, reducing the influence of these blind spots. Make Action Plans: Students will develop actionable plans to proactively manage their cognitive blind spots, turning awareness into practical improvements in their thinking and behavior.
Hajj Haidar Mazen is an academic educator, translator, and language consultant. He holds a master’s degree in education and a bachelor’s degree in English with double minors in history and Arabic from the University of Texas at Arlington. Haidar has been immersed in education since 2008, working in various capacities as a tutor, teacher, and administrator. He currently teaches advanced English, AP Seminar, and AP Research at an early college high school in Arlington, TX. Additionally, Haidar serves as the principal of Imam Ali Islamic School, focusing on the instruction of The Holy Quran, Islamic Studies, and the Arabic language.