Educational Reforms in India- A survey initiated under the #blogchatterprojects

Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.

Education is a fundamental right for all the citizens of world  according to the UN declaration .  Hence , in most of the states in India, basic education is provided free to all. But the question is whether the education being given to them achieving the purpose ? Is it having a power to give the citizens which the future world is looking for.

Education is the passport to the future, for tomorrow belongs to those who prepare for it today.

Malcolm X

The purpose of education can not be defined in few words. It is more than a definition. It has to  be specific and goal oriented.

Need for this project ?

Being a teacher , a parent there has always been a great debate on what and how the child should get the education at various levels.
Be on a social media platforms or in family or friends get together I have witnessed the parents so worried for the education of their kids. I remember the incident I witnessed while  travelling in a cab , that made me to get more deeper into this project –

Educational Reforms in India.

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Ideas and objectives behind this Project :

We all discuss a lot on this topic with others .We share our ideas , shortcomings or better ways to teach children in school, colleges and universities. These discussions remain as discussions only and disappear from our minds soon. What if it could be recorded or entered into somewhere so that we could get a better picture of our expectations and the reforms we are looking for in our education system.

How to take part in this project ?

  • This project includes a short survey( Link is provided at the end of the post )where you can express your views, ideas and opinion about Indian Education System.
  • You are also welcomed to send your e-mails ( Shadezoflife@gmail.com ) you want to share something more than that. Kindly mention – Educational Reforms in India in the subject.
  • Through out the month Interviews and Guest Posts will be published . You are welcomed to contact me here.
  • Spread the word on various social media platforms using #educationalreforms 

How will it be benefited ?

The data collected will be complied up. The result will be made public and a copy of it will be sent to the concerned people and organisation. It will bring out what actually is needed to be changed with time.

Education is powerful media to bring a change in the society.  Hence  a small initiative has been taken to bring a change in the present  education system and a small contribution towards better citizens of India.

Better Education means better India.

So ,let’s contribute for better future by giving your valuable suggestions, opinions to bring the change we want to see in our education system.

HERE IS THE LINK FOR SURVEY –

Click on it and be the Educational Reformer 

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Looking forward for your support. Do share the post and work together for this noble cause. 

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KINDLY NOTE – THIS PROJECT HAS BEEN INITIATED WITH THE HELP OF BLOGCHATTER FOR THIS MONTH UNDER THE #BLOGCHATTERPROJECTS SEASON-2. Their efforts must be appreciated as it gives an opportunity to the bloggers to achieve the success in their dream projects.

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💖STAY HAPPY , STAY POSITIVE 💖

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Google Doodle Contest for kids 2018

Every child has its own world of imagination.

There are different ways by which we can bring their imagination or world of thoughts out. It can be some writing activities or drawing  competitions.

From time to time Google keep on organising such activities for kids where kids get a chance to showcase their talent. Doodle 4 Google Contest is one of them.

Doodle 4 Google Contest  :

Google doodle contestHere comes Google organising such a contest where children from various classes can participate and show their world of imagination in the form of doodle. They have to draw the doodle and write few lines about it. Check out the contest and few examples of doodles here

Features:

  • The contest is from classes 1 to 10.
  • There are different categories according to the classes.
  • National Winner will be awarded with

👍An INR 500,000 college scholarship

👍An INR 200,000 Technology package for their school

👍Certificate / Trophy of achievement

👍A trip to Google India Office

👍Googley Swag

  • There will be five group winners who will be decided through  Voting by the public.
  • Doodles of the winners will be displayed on their website.
  • You can download the form or send the scan copy or mail on their address.
  • LAST DATE : 6 oct 2018
  • Attention Teachers ! You can bring this contest straight to your classroom with these lesson plan and posters. Download here.

Don’t miss this opportunity !

Make your child participate in this wonderful contest. Give them the wings to explore their world.

To know how to enter and the judging criteria visit the website here.

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Creative writing tools for kids-Part 2

Creative writing plays an important role in the way of learning language. It gives a chance to the learner to explore his imagination and put them into words. At the same time, the learner must get enough exposure forreading the books as reading comes before writing when when we are talking about language i.e. LSRW formula. You can read the complete post about why is important  that we inculcate the habit of reading in kids. I have discussed this in my previous post( Read here)    and also get tips about choosing the books for younger kids.

I always get enthralling experience whenever I do creative writing  activities with my students. Creative writing has been proven as a powerful educational tool for teachers .

Even being a parent you can also do some of these exercises with your kids to enhance their capacities in writing.

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Keep the following points in mind while carrying out these activities :

  • These activities are to be done in leisure time.
  • Proper environment should be provided for writing.
  • Children should be allowed to use their own imagination .
  • Don’t interrupt and point out any mistake.
  • Do help , If asked for spellings or any word to be translated.
  • Don’t emphasise on good handwriting .

Creative writing activities  for kids:

  1. PICTURE COMPOSITION: This is the easiest tool that you can start with. Give a child any picture and ask him or her to describe. For younger kids , it can be few short sentences with same sentence structure.  Children from the age group 10 – 12 years can write a short paragraph too.
  2. STORY WRITING : There are different ways to make the children write a story.
  • Developing a story with outline – The children will write the story with the help of given hints using their own sentence structure.
  • Developing the story using the given beginning – In this case , children will develop the story using the given beginning lines of the story. This is an interesting activity as they can develop any plot using their own imagination.
  • Story writing by filling the blanks using the given hints: In this case the child has to just fill in  the blanks. He or she will use the given hints or words. This exercise is good for age group 6- 8 years. years.Check out the few ideas here

3. DIALOGUE WRITING:  This activity is liked by most of the kids. Some cartoons or pictures or a scene is given to them and they have to write few dialogue in the speech bubbles. Check out this activity sheet.

4. ACROSTIC : Children love trying new things. Give them an example of an Acrostic in the class or at home and tell them to write an Acrostic by their own. It can be on their favourite cartoon , flower or toy too. See the Acrostic written by me  Harmony

5. RHYME TIME : This is an another activity which the kids love to do. You may go short of words but they will not stop writing. In this , provide them with some rhyming words like cat -bat – hat – rat. Now they will be come up many interesting rhymes.

The purpose of all these activities are to inculcate the habit of writing . This feeling of achievement something apart from curriculum will develop their interesting in language too. At the younger age , these few exercises will prove a mile stone in the future.

Don’t forget to give them a star ( think about yourself as blogger when we get one like as star , how would we feel ) as a mark of appreciation. Pin up their write ups so that other could also get a chance to read and appreciate each other’s work.

Have you ever tried any of this exercise with your kids ? Do you have some other idea ? Do share in the comment section .

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Why is reading important for your child at early age ?

 

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Learning a language and mastering a language are two different aspects.”

Learning a language is easy process and this can be summarised by LSRW formula i.e. listening, speaking, reading and writing. When a child listens the language in his surroundings , he or she starts babbling and then start speaking slowly. This is a simple way to learn any language.

Mastering a language is toatlly a diferent phenomenon. It requires more of reading than listening and speaking.  Comprehensive reading plays an important role in it. It enhances your depth of knowledge about that particular language . This leads to the  improvement in your expression.

Now a days , lots of books are available in the market and online too for the kids to read. I personally prefer paperback as it has its own charm. New publishers are coming up with new creative ideas. Book fairs in the school also create an interest in kids to read and encourage them to buys books. Parents also feel good when the child buys a book but later in many of the cases the books keep on lying on the shelf or in one corner of the house.

It is very easy to buy a book for a child  but is difficult to create an interest at times. The attractive covers , freebies can be a good reason to buy but can not be a reason for inculcating reading habit.

For this you have to put some effort initially. Take a book , read in front of the child. Remember , children are copycats . When they will see you reading , they will also try to ac  like yout. That is pretty good. This is the first step. Now, you can look  at your child”s  book and give few happy , interesting remark. This is a second step as you evoked the curiosity in your child. Now, start reading together and you are done !!!!

Benefits of reading :

  • Reading stimulates the brain
  • It increases the retention power.
  • It increases the vocabulary.
  • It reduces the stress .
  • It refreshes the mind.
  • It makes the child happy.
  • It builds the decision making power.
  • It makes the child happy.
  • It improves focus and concentration.

Keep these points in your mind when you are buying a book for your child 

Buying a book for a child is an art. You should be aware the need of your child. The book should fulfil the need of a child otherwise the child will loose interest in reading. Right choice at right time can do wonders for your child.

  • Pay attention on the language used in it.
  • Start with a book having interesting pictures.
  • Font and size of the letters should be according to the age of the child.
  • Check The difficulty level of the language.
  • Keep the purpose of the book in your mind.
  • Keep the interest of the child in your mind.
  • Do not get fascinated by the cover and free gifts.
  • Go through few pages before you buy.

Now, take your child and go to book store, buy a book for yourself and see your little going through the books. Ask him if he also want a one.

Happy Reading and have a wonderful weekend.

Do share your reading experience with you kids ! Recommend any one book !

Ms Arora

Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia

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Yes….this is one word ! It is a kind of phobia!!!

And it means fear of long words…omg !

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I am trying to pronounce it and trying to understand its meaning.

I Hope no one struggle with such a phobia whose name itself give a phobia.

Do you have name for your phobia.

Check out this….!!! More than 100 kinds!

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Creative writing as a powerful educational tool for teachers

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Every day is a challenge for a teacher. The moment you enter in the class, your students are always ready to blow you up with their queries and complaints. The situation get worse when you have prepared a lesson to teach them and they  are not in a mood to continue.  You can’t bring them back from their world to yours.

So it’s sometimes good to flow with the present situation  but with a different approach.

This is what happened with in the class last week and I  found a wonderful solution. At the same time the results were mind blowing and I couldn’t stop myself sharing this wonderful feeling with you.

They were noisy and not ready to listen to me. I was also tired and didn’t want to speak. I couldn’t leave the class too. I  got up from my chair and wrote few lines on the blackboard and  told them to complete the story beginning with these lines.I encouraged them to open the doors of their imagination.

Silence…a perfect silence!!!

The bell rang and I collected their notebooks.
I went to the staff room and started reading their masterpieces.

I found that every child has his own way of writing. I could feel the connection between their writing and their personal lives through their creative writings. The way they created characters in their writings unfolded many stories and their experiences in life.

Some showed their love for nature while others were not been able to give words for their thoughts…thus leaving their stories incomplete.

Some showed the humorous part of their  personality and brought a smile on my face.

Few took me to an imaginative land with lots of surprises and few added a flavour suspense and horror.

I found something common in all and that was the eagerness to show what all was there in their minds. There was no limitation, no boudations… they were free !!!

They poured their heart, mind and soul on the paper , leaving so many questions for Readers.

This was first time I  realised how creative writing can prove an excellent tool in teaching learning process and their physical and mental growth too.

Creative writing prompts can be in any form. Do try once in a week or month with your kids. You will come to know the other aspects of their personality…..!

 

As a teacher,what would you do in this kind of situation? 

As a student what would you like to do ?

Creative writing ideas for young kids – Next post coming soon !!!

Surprise for me on teacher’s day celebrations….!!!

This year’s teacher’s day celebrations started with a beautiful gesture of love and appreciation at a personal level in a form of compliment.

I really didn’t  anticipate this surprise.

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It made my day…!!!!

An employee feels good when his/ her work is recognised by the the boss or any senior. That creates a bond between the institution and him/her. It gives a feeling of one family and you get a fuel to work with more dedication.

Everyone needs appreciation and motivation. This is what happened to me when I read these two words…

Amazing Teacher

And what to say about this unconditional love❤💙💚❤💙💚

With their little hands…improper lines , letters and figures, they pour their heart on the paper….😍😍😍🤗🤗🤗🤗😗😗😗

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They just want to do the best for their teacher mentor, guide and friend……

My feelings were elevated  as I saw the magic created by these little angels….

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Board decorated by my students

Amazing feeling….

Thank you for making me feel so special…!!!

I am really proud of being in this noble profession where we put our best efforts to prepare good human beings using few chalk pieces and a chalk board.

A big salute to all the teachers…!!!

Happy teacher’s day …..

Dignify your life

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Dignify your life

By doing some good deeds

Extend your hands for those

Who are marginalised

They are indispensable

Part of our society

Let’s make them feel

Sprinkle some sparkle

From the pocket of yours

Give them chances

Let their life shine….

Inspired by the talent of all those children who are belonging to that part of society where they have to struggle for their daily bread. They sleep under the open sky in every season, yet they can outshine anyone by their extraordinary talent.

Give a chance and see their wonders!!!

Feel free to share any instance from your life where you have felt the same.

Let’s Inspire ourselves and others...Let’s dignify our lives….!!!

Via Daily prompt: Dignify

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Early Spelling and Writing

Early signs of learning disabilities and home support…by qualified Specialist Teacher Assessor accredited by the British Dyslexia Association and registered with the Professional Association of Teachers of Learners with Specific Learning Difficulties

Beacons Unique

As with all aspects of development, most children will come to spelling and writing at different stages (more on pre-writing here). In countries where formal academic education begins later, children will likely have developed their hand-eye co-ordination and fine motor skills through self-selected play and craft activities such as LEGO, small world toys, play-doh, cutting and sticking, and use of chalks and crayons.

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Emotional Quotient:a friend or foe

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Everybody in this world want to be a successful person but there are few who taste it.What is the measure of success is hard to define.Usually we believe that a person who scores well in exams say 90% is intelligent  while a child who scores say 60%is tortured (sorry to say this word but a bitter truth is that the child has to go through mental trauma). Here I would like to quote that 90% is says more about IQ (Intelligent Quotient) but what about EQ (Emotional Quotient).

IQ is important but EQ is nevertheless.

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Emotional Quotient plays important role in real life situations whether at home with family, with friends or at the job place with boss and colleagues.  There are certain situations which demands to have a cool mind and analysis of that moment when you and the people around you are going through the  strong emotional storm . In such case you have to understand your own emotions and others too. There is guarante that you will be able to handle this if you are emotionally strong which in turn mean have  high Emotional Quotient .

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Emotional Quotient hence means to understand one’s own emotions and others too. It includes analysis and interpretation of emotions to achieve the target goal.
Let’s have an example

You are running a business and someone who is utmost important for you  and  your Company needs to be hospitalised due to serious illness.Your employees are under stress. You too are facing an emotional stress. Here, which is more important? 


EQ or IQ or A GOOD COMBINATION OF BOTH.You can judge you self. 

Let’s talk about Leadership. Leader is the one who has an ability to lead a team to achieve certain goal.He motivates his team members and condition them  in a way that they can face  every situation. Can we consider the academic performance be the criteria to be a Leader???

Can we consider only academic intelligence as a reason for success????

There are many other factors involved which creates a the path for success. Only Academics can’t be a reason of success as I have discussed in the previous post

 Moreover the definition of success is different for different people. Is there only two types of intelligence or some other  forms  are also existing? I will surely discuss in the coming posts .

 In nut shell what I  can say that  how the child has conditioned for real life’s hard truths and face emotional storms is really matter.

                               SO,

      APPRECIATE  THE   KINDS   OF    INTELLIGENCE YOUR CHILD HAVE 

                                     AS 

APPRECIATION CAN DO WONDERS !!!


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