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Progress is the combination of slow, small and steady steps repeated time and time again. In the moment, it may not feel like much is changing but when we look back, we can see how far we've come. We’re bombarded with messages of bigger is better, or more is never enough. Consequently, we measure our small wins on oversized scales, and get discouraged when the needle doesn’t tip. Using smaller, more sensitive scales to measure progress allows us to detect and celebrate the small movements forward—because ultimately it’s these small steps that combine to create transformative changes.
TEDxChilliwack 2018 took place on April 14, 2018 at G. W. Graham Theatre in Chilliwack, British Columbia, Canada. The theme of the event was "Time to Reboot". Learn more at http://tedxchilliwack.com. Six years ago, Mehrnaz Bassiri made the riskiest - and most rewarding - decision of her professional life: she traded a career in Biotech for K-12 Educational Development. The critical thinking skills and resilience she honed as part of her STEM background helped with the transition, and now she’s a writer, speaker, Learning and Progress Specialist, and the founder of MyGradeBooster. She is the recipient of the 2014 Youth Award sponsored by Futurpreneur Canada. Mehrnaz and her team use school subjects as a tool to teach students the key skills they need for their post-secondary education and future careers. Her dedicated mentorship helps students learn the importance of perseverance, overcoming failures and learning from mistakes. Mehrnaz has a Master of Science from the University of British Columbia and is featured in Global News radio, Huffington Post, Addicted2Success, and the DailyZen. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at https://www.ted.com/tedx