Preparing for MCQ pattern

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With changes in education system policy there is a more shift to MCQ pattern from primary education. Many schools have even started with the implementation and shift in current scenario to prepare children for this new pattern. Are objectives a better idea at younger stages will it effect development or bias it on focusing on … Continue reading Preparing for MCQ pattern

Child Centered Pedagogy

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This is the term which clearly explains the meaning of How teaching is a customized process for every child. How inclusive education is still a distant goal. How training and resources form the heart of equal education for all. How teaching takes the responsibility irrespective of the different needs of the child. How equal opportunity … Continue reading Child Centered Pedagogy

Study tips for parents to help young learners

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As parents and tutors there are some basic tips while helping young learners with their studying . These will help to make the study successful in addition to minimizing the stress related to study both at the child and tutor level. 1.With young kids there is always limitation to attention span, control on focus over … Continue reading Study tips for parents to help young learners

Rigorous Evaluation or Equitable Assessment

With changing times complexities and facets of education becoming more inclusive and interdisciplinary and collaborative. There was a time when teaching was " A -apple" as simple as that now they are trained from the start to apply aptitude skills of things being taught with a more practical approach in form of activities beginning right … Continue reading Rigorous Evaluation or Equitable Assessment

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Covering depths, spaces and angles while teaching When a topic is being taught , there are always area that may require depth, there will always be gaps of how much the child knows as he still is in learning phase and every child has different exposure, there will be angles that need to initiated or … Continue reading Pages from Life parenting -4

Cultivating right attitude and approach for Learning

Learning is a continuous process, some can be early learners , some can be late, there can be different paths to learning the same thing.But what matters the most is attitude, approach , mindset towards learning. Unfortunately the attitude towards learning in early years plays a very important role in creating a mindset for lifetime … Continue reading Cultivating right attitude and approach for Learning

Why STEM / STEAM based learning ?

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The reason we need to speak more about STEM /STEAM based learning is our changing education policy, the restricted home environment for learning, learning to keep up with real world problem solving.The traditional approach, textual based learning , reading ,memorizing, recite and evaluation or passive learning wont help to keep up with interests and development … Continue reading Why STEM / STEAM based learning ?

Homeschooling / Teaching Unprepared

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As parents and tutors in home schooling or teaching , that is problematic for a child is teaching unprepared , unorganised or without any back preparation. This process of unorganized teaching becomes more of learning and research with teaching at the same time from tutor side , whereas for the student the flow of teaching … Continue reading Homeschooling / Teaching Unprepared

Hands On Practise and Insights from It

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Teaching and explaination followed by self study , reading , understanding , memorising is incomplete without actual practise or hands on exercise time alone. This hands on exercises gives them chance to make mistakes and learn from them.Let them make their mistakes and then highlight their problematic areas or common errors.This approach develops an understanding … Continue reading Hands On Practise and Insights from It

Non verbal parts in Online Learning

In text based real time online learning and virtual classrooms the use of non verbal part of communication is not much implemented due to lack of immediacy behaviors.Yet looking into various aspects of online learning non verbal communication can be taken into considerations in a different way. The 3 main parts of non verbal communication … Continue reading Non verbal parts in Online Learning

Experience in Real Life is the best learning

Today we have a number of Activities , Montessori toys, pretend play toys , STEM based project learning , DIY project based learning for subjects and ELA to develop learning in a more practical and interesting way. All this come very handy to develop various skills and knowledge in children from various ages with hands … Continue reading Experience in Real Life is the best learning

How to deal with all the contents and learning?

Every content can be basically divided into following type 1.Conceptual- mainly deals with introducing concepts ,it's application, theories, rules or grammar.   2.Logical- requires understanding in a flow .Allows linking concepts to the application.                             3.Analytical -  more in depth research on topic , different angles to look for and dealing with various question formats.                                         … Continue reading How to deal with all the contents and learning?

Difference between Knowledgeable and able to transfer Knowledge

There have been times when we sit through a long lecture , the speaker a well known or established person in the field of topic, not a single point gets through even after it ended. This reminds of a famous dialogue from 3 idiots where Rancho gives a demo lecture to the principal and when … Continue reading Difference between Knowledgeable and able to transfer Knowledge

Proactive learning to Attend school

There was a time children attended school to learn. Nowadays it's the other way around now children learn before attending school. There is a reason for being so proactive. If not previously prepared on topics it makes it impossible for child to keep up with the speed and challenges that come up in regular classes … Continue reading Proactive learning to Attend school

Knowledge Transfer and Question time

Knowledge Transfer and Question time

Expecting a child to answer questions or bombarding the children just after completion of a teachers class, is like expecting knowledge transfer at the speed of light. This reminds of two scenes from two famous Bollywood movies 1.Bahubali - Where Baahubali teaches his ladylove Devasena how to defend herself from enemy soldiers and shoot 3 arrows within few … Continue reading Knowledge Transfer and Question time

How can AI change Learning?

Learning once a cup of tea for the smart and early learners, will be made easy for everyone with AI. It will help to maintain , record and analyze activity and growth of every child individually, just by maintaining an account in the name of the child. AI can help which otherwise in traditional teaching … Continue reading How can AI change Learning?

Text Book reading is not a Complete Teaching in itself

Text Book reading is not a Complete Teaching in itself

Textbook not a great tool for younger student most of which are struggling to develop reading and again the contents and description are difficult to interpret and connect to. Yes visuals do have added advantage .In many schools or institution teachers are told not to carry textbooks as part of their regular lecture though they … Continue reading Text Book reading is not a Complete Teaching in itself

Why do preschools charge so high?

Well the question is to be answered and for you to decide. There are preschools run under big brands , sometimes as chains , sometimes as franchise and some very acclaimed stand alone .Promising to give your child all round growth and development to prepare them for upcoming struggles of primary school. Well this can … Continue reading Why do preschools charge so high?

Anger Management essential in teaching and parenting

Anger Management essential in teaching and parenting

I firmly believe actions in anger is the reaction of incapability of a person to explain or get across to the kid. When the child doesn't understand as you have already explained or doesn't give the correct answer or doesn't follow the instruction given. Again if reframed action of anger is a weakness when not … Continue reading Anger Management essential in teaching and parenting

How to make Learning a continuous Process, Never a crash course for kids

How to make Learning a continuous Process

Its important to develop a continuous learning pattern among children. But the challenges lies in getting the child to get to study everyday. There is a way out by including study as a part of daily routine that does not require the child to get specially prepared for study time. Also haven taken into consideration … Continue reading How to make Learning a continuous Process, Never a crash course for kids

The way you get to the answer need not be same for the child too..

The way you get to the answer need not be same for the child too

The biggest blunder most of them as parents make while teaching is using their time tested methods or their vision about a subject or topic and forcing the child to follow same. If the child fails to response or is looking for another way to get to the same topic the parent is irritated of … Continue reading The way you get to the answer need not be same for the child too..

Have an Outline prepared and Process set to Teach a topic to the child

Have an Outline prepared and Process set

Always follow a proccess set for every topic this enables the child to be listen ready and accustomed to how the topic will follow. The child has no idea what you are about to say or may be its for the first time. First familiarize them and get them in a comfort zone to listen. … Continue reading Have an Outline prepared and Process set to Teach a topic to the child

Timing is of utmost importance, When Teaching at Home

Timing is of utmost , When dealing at Home

Children are not always ready to take something new, their childhood issues. So it becomes our responsibility to draw a way to teach them when it will get the best into them. Timing plays an important role. They are at their best just fresh after a sleep , stomach full , contended play time. These … Continue reading Timing is of utmost importance, When Teaching at Home

Chaotic use of Technology and Online contents Is messing up Teaching for young kids

Blind use of Technology Is messing it up

With the age and generation of technology, teaching has become very much reliant on technology. Lots of content available and very much scattered .Animations moving and long durations of videos just to get a simple concept to the child. The content available is so much scattered which if properly studied can be concise into not … Continue reading Chaotic use of Technology and Online contents Is messing up Teaching for young kids

Is teaching at fault ,if children don t get it?

Is teaching at fault ,if they don t get it?

Yes,the answer to the question is what will get you to the point .Its not difficulty in the child its the time of childhood, if not taken care will pass on to teens to rest of the life. When they dont get it perhaps there are areas that needs to be reconsidered in your teaching. … Continue reading Is teaching at fault ,if children don t get it?