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10 Life Changing Inspirational and Motivational Thoughts/ Do not wait- Start

Life Changing Inspirational and Motivational Thoughts/Quotes 

Do not wait; the time will never be ‘just right.’ Start where you stand, and work with whatever tools you may have at your command, and better tools will be found as you go along.”—George Herbert

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Life Changing Positive Thoughts -Positive Vibrations of Life

Life Changing Positive Thoughts of World Great Personality 

Top 10 Education Quotes for Students Teachers Parents and Educationist

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Top 10 Education Quotes for Students Teachers Parents and Educationist

Teaching is an art

 

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Teachers’ Skill Test-How to Promote Skill Based Teaching

Teachers’ Skill Test

How to Promote Skill Based Teaching

 

Dear Teachers                                                                                 Time:-15 Minutes

 

Teachers conduct several activities in the classroom for promoting different life skills among students. Teachers give instructions for completing the tasks. These are designed tasks for you from all core subjects. You have to read the questions and decide that which skills will be developed through this activity i.e. creativity, explorative, problem solving etc—-.

More than one skill can be developed through one particular question, so mention all probable skills—————————–

Read the questions carefully. Which skills will be developed through this question? Teacher needs to identify different skills. First do yourself —check your answer on 2nd page………..

 

  1. Write ten lines on “If I were a bird”.——————————————————————————————————————————————————————
  2. Draw increasing/decreasing shapes of the moon.————————————————————————————————————————————————-
  3. What happens if (a) there is no fire (b) there is no wheel ————————————————————————————————————————————–
  4. Prepare a list of 10 activities where you have to take help from others. ———————————————————————————————————————
  5. Write correct sentences from these  incorrect sentences —————————————————————————————————————————————-
  6. Creating Dialogues, taking clues from the chapter” How the Dog Find in New Master” creates dialogues between man and dog, when the dogs meet him. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–
  7. Angle formation :- Take circle cut outs , fold them and make crease to make following angles (90 degree), (45 deg), (60Deg), (180Deg) —————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————-
  8. Whole Numbers: Cartoon Making (Interdisciplinary activity of fine arts). Take A-4 size coloured sheet. Make Cartoon of first 10 numbers. (i.e. Yellow-Smallest Number, Red-Greatest Number )——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
  9. Components of Food:- Activity( Staying Healthy and Cheaper Way)-Search internet/any other source and find out easily available local cheaper alternative  food items that could be included in diet to make it whole some and easily affordable. Eg. Expensive dry fruits and nuts can be replaced by groundnuts and chestnuts. Task 2.-Make displayed cards on coloured sheet and put them on class boards. Task 3- Values based – inform your maid, sweeper and other helping hands about these foods that keeps you healthy. ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————
  1. Ashoka the Emperor who gave up war, Activity (Designing a national symbol for India), Material Required (A4 Size Sheets), 1. students to design a national symbols for their country India. They will write also slogans under it. 2. Look at the lion symbols and explains what the original symbols had and why?——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————–

 Teachers’ Skill Test

 

 

 

Answer

  • A, vicharatmak bhavaabhivyakti, writing skill
  • Creative skill and thinking skill
  • Thinking skill/ Logical Skill
  • Attentiveness/ Intellectual (baudhhik ) Expertise /Listing Skill
  • Grammatical knowledge/Language Skill
  • Creative writing , thinking skill, imagination , originality, Vocabulary enhancement, Life Skills(Empathy)
  • Creativity, Imagination, Logical Thinking
  • Creativity, Logical Reasoning, Problem Solving
  • I Observation, understanding, discovery, Identify, inquisitiveness , Expression , awareness, Recognise, problem solving , creativity
  • Discover, Critical thinking, cultural value, social thinking , artistic value

Resource:-

Life Skills (UNESCO)

Life Skills(CBSE)

Rajeev Ranjan

Indian Educationist 

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Punctuality-How to develop punctuality in children at home

“Time and tide wait for none” sensitizes all of us about the importance of time. Wise person feels and acts on essence of this proverb. Everyone has only 24 hours in a day. Our fortune is decided by the way we utilize our time. Quality of being punctual is one of the greatest virtues of person. What is punctuality? Punctuality is conscious effort to complete a task on time. Punctuality is etiquette. A punctual person always lives a complacent life.

Punctuality- What does punctuality mean? How do we develop sense of punctuality in children?

Punctuality is an attitude. Punctual people always respect the values of time. Everyone has same time but some people utilize it rationally and some people show carelessness. This makes a big difference in our life. What does punctuality mean? How do we develop sense of punctuality in children? How to we develop self awareness for punctuality in children? Oxford Dictionary defines punctuality as arriving, doing something, or happening at the expected time/correct time, timely, on time etc. In fact, these are essential qualities of a punctual person.

Punctuality is an essential skill to live an integrated life.

Parent, teacher and surroundings play great role in developing a sense of punctuality among children. Parent lays the foundation of developing right habit of punctuality. Punctuality is essential skill to live a peaceful and happy life. Sense of being late develops stress in our life. Stress is mother of diseases in our life. Therefore, if we wish to live a stress free and peaceful life, we should develop this habit right from the childhood. Human being always aspires to explore and learn new things in life. When a child starts forming a habit, we should initiate developing sense of being punctual at this stage. It can be ridiculous to think but this starts with developing habit of waking up in the morning at certain time, going washroom, brushing and bathing on same time. Gradually it helps a child to prepare himself for going to school on time. Generally it is observed that child does not wake up at right time because parent could not make him ready for school at right time so that child reaches bus stop late and story goes  so on and so forth.

Child observes culture of his family.

Punctuality is prime skill that should be instilled when a child’s mind able to recognize and learn new things. Parent creates a positive aura for this. Child observes culture of his family. If he finds a gap between words and action either by guardian, parents, or elder family members then he starts ignoring your moral boost up. It may be difficult task for a parent to follow the sense of punctuality at home, but child copies different habits directly from parent. Habit is not an inborn quality of man. We start learning it right from our childhood.  Generally it is observed, if parent is punctual in performing different tasks at home, child easily grasps it and acts accordingly in different situations.

 Help your child to prepare him in advance before school time

Parent prepares his child to go to school on time. We should instill habit of reaching on bus stop at right time. Sensitize your child to complete all necessary activities on time to reach bus stop timely every day. In fact, the day a child initiates himself to reach bus stop on time, parent achieves his target. When we talk to school driver for reporting late in the school, they always share interesting story of different parent. Driver has to wait to receive the child because parent did not send child on time. It may be ego issue with some parents but sometimes parent fails to prepare their child on time due to various family reasons.

Keen Observation, frequent reminder and check ensure completion of work on time

To complete a task on time is characteristic feature of successful students. We observe in the classroom that out of 10 students in a class 6 students always complete their class work and home work on time, 2 students complete it slight late and teacher works very hard for last two students to complete the work on time even then students could not do. These students’ have habit of delaying the task. They know how to complete the task but use a casual way/disinterestedness. Parent can play a crucial role here. If s/he observes her child on daily basis, remind him to complete the task and follow him to check whether he has completed the task or not can be the best techniques to develop a sense of punctuality in the child.

Rapid change in our life styles and our life

Life styles have been changing rapidly in every 2 years. It is amalgamated in our family life. Wise parent tries his best to maintain a balance. If a parent develops a rule to go to bed daily on a particular time, child starts doing this. It becomes his habit; he cannot stop himself going to bed on time. We ask our child to go to bed on time but do not go to bed ourselves on time. This creates a conflict of interest between child and parent. Parent is role model for his son and daughter. Child learns several good or bad habits directly from coping his father and mother. Do we complete some tasks on time? Can we awake at right time and go to bed on right time? Can we fulfill promises to our kids on time? Do we reach to bus stop/railway station/airport on time to avoid hassle? Our child is noticing us. We need not to talk much but our action speaks a lot and can have great impact on our child.

At Initial Stage of Life:-

Help your child to awake at right time

Help your child to brush and bath on time

Help your child to prepare school bag on time

Help your child to reach bus stop on time

Help your child to complete home work on time

Help your child to go to play ground on time

Help your child to finish lunch and dinner on time

Help your child to do self study on time

At Later Stage of Life:-

Through parent’s keen observation and timely reminder, child will surely develop an attitude to become punctual in his life.

When we talk on importance of time, we should give respect to each task so that we can perform that task on time. Child is completely an empty pot what we show to our kids, that reflects in his personality. Punctuality is an attitude which demands strong will power and determination to complete a task on time. It demands a lot of sacrifice from us. Guardian motivates and encourages a child’s right act at right time so that child can feel intrinsic motivation for performing day to day task with a sense of being punctual. Child does not learn several things on putting pressure.

Wise parent creates positive aura and positive culture at home, so that children develop right understanding for different values of life, which is essential for us and lays the foundation of an integrated personality.

 

Rajeev Ranjan

Indian Educationist

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Parent role in developing decision making skill in a child

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Life Skills Teaching-Learning -Beneficial for Holistic Development of Child

Life Skills Education-Beneficial for Holistic Development of Child

 

Life skills are essential and integral part of education system. National Curriculum Frame work integrates all essential life skills. Educator integrates them in regular teaching learning process. S/he helps learners to identify them, learn those essential skills and implement them in real life situation. Educator sole aim is to fill the gap between textual knowledge and worldly knowledge. A wise educator correlates subjective knowledge in a real life context to develop life skills. It is possible by integrating two or more than two different subjects. Mathematics educator can integrate music or physical work while teaching mathematics.

Life Skills: Importance in Educational Experience

 

Life skills education seeks outcomes of changed attitude and behaviour.

Life skills education has been introduced in different ways in formal schools. NCF introduces life skills as a new subject and also integrated within the teaching practice and content of other subjects. It is also offered as extra or co-curricular activities.

Life Skills Curriculum:

 

Integrated life skills curriculum includes textual knowledge and skills; moreover it focuses on behaviour, attitudes and values.

Life skills curriculum is blended with students’ active participation, interactive teaching and learning methodologies.

Life Skills: Key concepts

  • Life skills: Refers to a large group of psychosocial and interpersonal skills that can help people make informed decisions, communicate effectively, and develop coping and self-management skills that may help lead a healthy and productive life.(Nations Children’s Fund, ‘Life Skills: Definition of terms’, web page, <www.unicef.org/lifeskills/index_7308.html>, accessed July 2011.)
  • Life skills education: Refers to educational interventions that seek to address the above areas.
  • Life skills-based education: Is a combination of learning experiences that aim to develop not only knowledge and attitudes, but also skills (i.e., life skills) that are needed to make decisions and take positive actions to change behaviours and environments.2
  • Skills focus: The focus on psychosocial capabilities for using knowledge (critical thinking, problem-solving), for being decisive and resilient (decision-making, motivation, resilience), and for living together (communication, empathy)
  • Livelihood skills: Refers to income generation and may include technical/vocational skills (carpentry, sewing, computer programming), job-seeking skills such as interviewing, business management skills, entrepreneurial skills, and skills to manage money

Essential Life Skills: – Categories of Life Skills

Self-awareness

Problem Solving

Decision Making

Critical Thinking

Creative Thinking

Interpersonal Relationships

Effective Communication

Empathy

Managing Feelings/Emotions

Dealing with Stress

 Learning life skills occur within and beyond a boundary wall of classroom. Parent, educator and society are crucial stakeholders to develop life skills. I find, ancient education system (Guru & Shisya tradition) was one of the fine example of developing life skills. Guru (educator) used to ask his disciples to arrange their own food or other things. Disciple used to face so many indifferent & intolerable situations to arrange, however they used to come up with various solutions to survive. Blending of academic activity into other various activities helped those disciples to lead successfully in various walks of life.

 Ways of Acquiring Life Skills 

  • Acquisition of life skills is a continuous and comprehensive process. Learning life skills heavily depend upon parent, teacher, institutional curriculum and surroundings. Individual learns relevant life skills through active participation, observation, real life experience and incorporating learning in a real life context.

  • Life skills are acquired through right learning and nurturing individual’s inherited capacity and latent capability.
  • Life skills are acquired when we provide a platform or an opportunity for them to learn and practice.

  • Individual learns life skills through awareness, alertness and by providing him/her required  training i.e “it may happen”/right techniques to tackle”
  • UNICEF’s ‘Life Skills Learning and Teaching: Principles, concepts and standards’, for instance, states that “alongside literacy and numeracy, life skills are essential learning outcomes of quality education.

United Nations Children’s Fund, Life Skills Learning and Teaching: Principles, concepts and standards, UNICEF, 2010.

Modern Education Systems develop and designs various interdisciplinary activities to instill and impart life skills. I firmly believe that, integration of life skills in pedagogical develops a learner into a fine human being.

 

Only a wise and a skilled educator can provide real ‘life skills’ learning experience to a learner otherwise an individual even learns something from a rikshapular, a beggar or a layman!

References:-

  • World Health Organization, Ottawa Charter for Health Promotion, <www.who.int/hpr/NPH/docs/ottawa_charter_hp.pdf>, WHO, 1986.
  • 14 World Health Organization, Life Skills Education in Schools, WHO Programme on Mental Health, WHO, 1997.
  • National Curriculum Framework( NCF,2005)