Hidden Strength #quotes

Journey of life continues quotes,life quotes, motivation, strength

To face the every situation in life , you need strength. People in life can support you and help you to recognise the inner strength hidden in you. Only you can understand this hidden power of you and bring it out.

Aurora M

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Hard work or Smart work

Smart work, life quotes , #journeysays #journey of life continues quotes, daily motivation, hardwork

If you working hard but not getting the desired results. Check out again ! May be you need to do work smartly along with hard work.

Ms Aurora

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Happy Classroom

BlogchatterAtoZ, educational REFORMS, happy classroom, classroom idea

Happiness is when
I answer a question in the class
Happiness is when
I get answer of my question…
Happiness is when
I get a star in my notebook
Happiness is when
I get a pat on my back…..
Happiness is when
She calls out my name
Happiness is when
She appreciates my way…
Happiness is when
When I enter in class
Happiness is when
When I forget my flaws….

Let the children give the opportunities in the classroom to develop their happiness quotient.

Small efforts , few words can make their world magical . Here are few tips to develop happiness quotient of your children along with Emotional quotient and Intelligence quotient.

  • Give them a chance to ask questions.
  • Respect their opinion.
  • Welcome their suggestions.
  • Ask them to smile and clap at regular intervals .
  • Appreciate their response and small efforts.
  • Give them a chance to plan.
  • Call out with their names not with Roll numbers.
  • Reward them for their improvement.
  • Make them feel their importance .

Finnish Education System – A new approach in education

Why trust a Finn?

It is not rare for the Finnish education system to be praised at the news. Whether it is the high scores in PISA results, excellent teachers or the equality of education.
The question remains: why should other countries follow the lead and adapt to the Finnish system? Well, the short answer is that they shouldn’t. On the other hand, adapting some of the pedagogy, approaches and methods, and fusing them into the local system – now that makes
sense.

Teacher Identity

Yes, there is a curriculum to follow as a teacher – however the teachers in Finland have a lot of independency followed by a whole lot of responsibility. In general, performance is not observed nor graded – instead there are annual feedback session between the teacher and the student as well as the parents. The parents are greatly involved in the progress and development of the child. This is how the learning is seen as an entirety, a lifelong commitment to learn and develop. The teacher’s asses each student, evaluate their individual learning ability and see them as unique cases – instead of a blank canvas where the curriculum is forced upon to.

Play it out!

One of the major differences between the Finnish Early Childhood Education & Care ideology and the rest of the world, is the approach to learning methods. By no means this is the only difference within the education methods, but surely it is an interesting one.


Learning through play has been proven to be effective and the fundaments of it, is that it is tailored to the age and development of a child.
”Much of the early childhood education and care in Finland centers around play, free discovery, collaboration, interaction, own initiative, concentration, and learning to take responsibility for one’s own actions. ECEC in Finland emphasizes the so-called soft skills of balanced growth and taking others into account, over quantifiable metrics.”

Curriculum Fusion

Finnish expertise is available overseas these days – however one must identify that changes in such profound matters do not happen overnight. Huippu Education Ltd. has entered the Middle East markets and has introduced an ideology of Curriculum Fusion – a way to bring elements of the renown Finnish pedagogy to a local context. For a school to seek this opportunity, they need to be open minded, ready to hand over some responsibility to the teachers from the management and to have the willingness to involve the parents as well as to really see the children as individuals and address that in daily practices.

The writer: Anna Eghaghara, a Finnish multitasker with a big vision of a better and a more equal world.
anna.eghaghara@huippueducation.com
Huippu Education Ltd.
www.huippueducation.com

I must thank you Anna Eghaghara for being a part of the project Educational REFORMS in India and making us aware of this new system of education. Hope the educators will get some new innovative ways to teach and would like to see you in India in future to bring out a change in lives of students and revolution in teaching learning process

Thanks for this collaboration at International Level. I invite more people to join this project and be a part of this initiative in the following ways

  • Share this link with your friends. I need around 1000 people to reach at some solid point.
  • Get interviewed on my blog or do a guest post ( Read the interview here )

Looking forward to read your views .

Ms Aurora

5Es of Education

5E model of education , educational REFORMS, journey of life continues

Education does not mean giving knowledge and stating facts and figures, it includes proper sequence of learning experiences. It includes

ENGAGEMENT of students in teaching learning process . Students should not be the passive listeners.

EXPLORATION of opportunities, adventures and thought process to construct the new knowledge.

EXPLANATION in the form of discussion with participation from both sides.

ELABORATION of the concept , it’s utility in daily life .

EVALUATION of learning experience and child’s understanding.

Develop attitude of gratitude in your child

Attitude of gratitude, journey of life continues, blogchatteratoz

Teach your children to express gratitude towards all the blessing of this life. Say thank you for this beautiful life , the green nature , the air , and the endless opportunities of everyday life….

Develop attitude of gratitude in them.

Aurora M

Constructivism – a paradigm shift in education

Gone are those days when we used to consider our kids as blank slate where we as a teachers were supposed to write our thoughts and ideology. Now the kids are well acquainted with new concepts and ideas. We can be a guide to them to construct a new knowledge based on their previous knowledge. This is what the constructivism is.

It is a pedagogy of teaching where student in the classroom is actively involved and their ideas are well listened and worked upon. There is no rote learning or spoon feeding of subjects while the child learns through exploration and with his own experiences .

Some of the techniques used in this type of learning are

  • Project based activities
  • Exploration method
  • Problem solving techniques
  • Inquiry based learning
  • Discovery methods

Advantages of this approach

  • Child is not a passive listener as in lecture method.
  • Child develops the reasoning skills.
  • He feels motivated to ask questions.
  • He tries to make his own theories and verify them.
  • Learning through this method is long lasting.

Unfortunately in India education means curriculum completion and percentage oriented results, such an innovative approach is not being adopted. There are only handful of schools which are practiing this. Creating such an atmosphere where child could use this cognitive skills can help him to grow better in all perspectives. Now is a time to challenge the education system and at the same time , to come out from percent oriented results and performance.

Beware! You are feeding chemicals to your kids

Food habits, child heath , chemicals in food

As a parent we always want to give our kids best be it food or thoughts. Sometimes unknowingly or due to ignornance we get indulge in the wrong food practices which can adversely affect the heath of young children. The food we are giving to them become reason for their heath hazards through the chemicals containing in them. Here is list of few chemicals and wrong practices which we are following and need a check :

  • Ajinomotto in Chinese food – Have you ever thought why your child likes more the outside food and why does it tastes better compared to the one we make at home. It is because they add Ajinomotto ( Mono sodium glutamate) or MSG , a very harmful and carcinogenic chemical if taken at large quantities. This also present in processed food and packed food.
  • Artificial Colours – When we have so many colours in our natural food why do we need to to give such artificial things to our kids. Food prepared in restaurants is full of colour as they add it to make it more appealing . These chemicals can enhance the symptoms of ADHD in children.
  • Caffeine – If summers means cold drinks for your kids then you are spoiling your kids. High in sugar content and caffeine can not be comprised with natural drinks .
  • Bisphenols like BPA- can cause problems with your child’s immune system and interfere in puberty too. It is mainly found in 3 and 6 number plastic.
  • Heating and reheating in plastic – When you cook food and reheat the food in plastic in microwave, it makes the food poisonous. Even you should avoid putting the hot food in Tiffin boxes if they are of plastic.

Healthy food practices to follow

  • Choose fresh and home made food over packed and outside food. Once in while it is ok.
  • Prefer to cook meal fresh and consume immediately.
  • Use glass container to reheat in microwave if required .
  • Prefer steel tiffin and water bottles for kids .
  • Use cloth napkin instead to foil paper to wrap food in lunch.
  • Make home made sharbats in summers.
  • Use natural colours while cooking food e.g. turmeric or saffron for yellow or beetroot for red or pink colour.
  • Do heathy shopping for your family

Do you have any information or tips regarding this topic. Do share in comment section.

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Appreciation is all your child need

Education, motivation , appreciation , parenting

Who does not want appreciation ?

Irrespective of age or gender,at home or at workplace,we always look for an appreciation by the ones whom we are connected in any way. If we as an adult feel that our work should be appreciated or acknowledged , think about your little monsters who all the time trying New things , discover new challenges for themselves. They go beyond their limits to win . As a part of growth and development, they need to be appreciated.

Few words of appreciation can do magic for your child. There are various psychological reasons for why every child need to be appreciated

  • It builds confidence.
  • It motivates the child.
  • It brings the self satisfaction.
  • It strengthens the bond between you and your child.
  • It develops the feeling of gratitude
  • It develops the sense of accomplishment .

There are many ways to appreciate your child. You can do it by a pat or by giving hug and by words. Your one word of appreciation can change the life of your child. So do not hold back and act now. There are number of ways you can make your child very special. Here are 100 phrases you can use in everyday life for child to get acknowledged and appreciate.

Being a parent it is important to use such phrases. The more you appreciate, the more they will become responsible for their actions.

How do you appreciate your child as a father or mother. Share your experience in comment section.

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