Technology is ever-transforming.
And, frankly speaking, there seems to be infinite probabilities for the growth of technology over the following years, particularly education technology. Each time you think you have grabbed it, there is a brand new ‘technology tool, waiting to surprise you.
Leveraged effectively, most of these gadgets are smart enough to catapult students to success.
Technology has made learning processes much simpler for students. Besides, it also brought educators closer to students by strengthening teaching strategies in multiple ways. For instance, today teachers can use online resources like Evernote to create lesson plans, preparing grade charts or teach foreign languages to students, alongside the traditional classroom techniques. Read The Post
Human beings always tend to think on the lines of an ideal situation. For example, as teachers, when we walk into a classroom, we automatically expect to command respect. Yes, the position calls for regard, but unfortunately, that is not how the students might always feel.
Try to look at the bigger picture here. They don’t know you. They’ve only just met you. It is only fair that they have the question in their minds, “Why should I?” Wouldn’t you do the same if you were expected to respect someone you just met?
You see, the student-teacher relationship is built on mutual respect. And this stems from getting to know each other better. Students’ learning is influenced by a number of factors, one of which includes the acknowledgment of who they are. Read The Post
Are you preparing for Common Aptitude Test (CAT)? If yes, there are high chances that you are buried deep underneath stacks of books, comprehending and contemplating various aspects of the exam.
I guess you are now swimming in the depths of logical reasoning and quantitative aptitude, wondering whether you have learnt enough.
Do you want to know about the things you need to do now? Put your skills to a test. Read The Post
As a high school student, I often found myself curling up in my sofa, studying a Shakespearean play included in my school curriculum, on a lazy Sunday afternoon or, preparing my study notes in History or any other subject, seated at my study desk at home.
I noticed how, whenever my teacher assigned me group projects, my face automatically turned a shade of gray, as I always preferred ‘individual tasks’ to group assignments.
I have always been a believer of an ‘individualized learning style’.
Let me share some more instances of my immense love for an intrapersonal mode of learning. The period prior to my school exams was spent in silent contemplation of the probable topics that were inevitable in the question paper and solving mock test papers independently. Read The Post
Every child is born with an insatiable curiosity of knowing the world around them. “Why is the Earth round?”, “Why does time fly?”, “Where does water come from?”, “Why is the sun yellow?” The questions flow like the waves in high tide. If you are a teacher or a parent, you are no stranger to this.
Curiosity lays the groundwork to knowledge. Unfortunately, this natural inquisitiveness suffers an acute breakdown as the kids grow up. Increasingly teachers are being greeted by ‘silent classes’ of mummified zombies programmed to scribble notes and blurt those out in the exams.
No one questions the status quo.
A number of reasons add to this crisis. Students are too busy following the herd, completing the syllabus on time, and scoring good grades. Some students shy away from asking questions for the fear of being ridiculed. Read The Post