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Teaching Students Without Negativity

"By threatening and punishing your children, you may get them to do their homework and pass exams. But to make them succeed in life, you must lead them with positivity."


Shamshir Rai Luthra


As school re-opens after the holidays, schoolteachers gear up for another high-energy term. For the schoolteachers, school principal and the administration, it’s like the beginning of a new adventure, where they get ready to handle unforeseen issues, and challenge the unexpected.

On June 30, 17 a Mindfulness Session was conducted for schoolteachers on ‘Zero Tolerance To Negativity’ by Author-Teacher Shamshir Rai Luthra at Mata Gujri Public School, New Delhi on the special request of the Principal, Mrs. Daljeet Kaur Bhandari.

This session was conducted for all the teachers of Primary, Secondary and Senior School. The underlying objective was to inspire teachers to become enlightened leaders who will in turn find creative ways to motivate their students to attend school and learn their subjects with enthusiasm.

The teachers listened very eagerly, and put forth their perspectives and questions. The session was interactive where both the Principal as well as the Board Director, Mr. Jagdeep Singh Bhuman, shared ideas and views. The teachers left with positive energy and a fresh perspective. Source: TALKING RICH STUDIOS talkingrich.com

Teaching Students Without Negativity

Teaching Students Without Negativity

Teaching Students Without Negativity


Teaching Students Without Negativity

Teaching Students Without Negativity

Teaching Students Without Negativity

Teaching Students Without Negativity

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Third UK-India Education Week held in London on theme of ‘teaching and technology’ with launch of key publication

Third UK-India Education Week held in London on theme of ‘teaching and technology’ with launch of key publication

·         A delegation of 12 individuals from the public and private sector, including the School Education Minister of Madhya Pradesh, attended a programme of study visits on the theme of ‘teaching and technology’ in the UK from 23-27 January.

·         The publication ‘Teaching and technology: case studies from India’ jointly produced with Central Square Foundation was launched on 24 January at a reception hosted by the British Council’s deputy chair Baroness Usha Prashar

Third UK-India Education Week held in London on theme of ‘teaching and technology’ with launch of key publication


New Delhi, 7 February 2017: A delegation of twelve individuals have recently returned from a British Council-led programme of activity in London, focusing on sharing learning and fostering partnerships and collaboration on the theme of ‘teaching and technology’. The delegation included Kunwar Vijay Shah, School Education Minister Madhya Pradesh; Khoho Siile Anthony, Director Human Resource Development and Employment, Ministry of Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER); Lokesh Kumar Jatav – Additional Secretary, School Education Department, Madhya Pradesh. Other individuals represented organisations and government bodies including the NCERT Central Institute of Educational Technology; Tata Consultancy Services; Naandi Foundation, Chrysalis, Central Square Foundation and IT for Change.

The purpose of the visit was to provide opportunities for the India-based organisations to explore potential collaborations with those working in the education sector in the UK, specifically with an interest in the power of technology to leverage quality in education. The British Council recognises that partnerships can play a fundamental role in the development of strong ties between our countries and that two-way sharing of experience and learning can play a significant role in promoting innovation and excellence. The UK-India Education Week programme was part of the UK-India Year of Culture 2017. Education and culture are at the heart of the bilateral relationship between the United Kingdom and India.

The delegation attended a briefing on the UK education sector, led by the British Council, and undertook a series of study tour visits. These included a demonstration of an innovative teacher development tool, Iris Connect, at a London primary school, visits to The Open University and University College London and presentations from UK-based edtech companies including Avado Learning and London Grid for Learning. The delegation also attended the Education Innovation Conference, organised by the Economic Policy Group, and the Bett Show which showcases the best of UK technology for the education sector.


A new publication: Teaching and technology – case studies from India, produced jointly with Central Square Foundation, was launched at an evening reception on 24 January. The publication features 22 case studies of innovative uses of technology in the schools sector in India. The launch in London provided an opportunity to highlight the range of activity happening in edtech in India, for mutual learning and benefit.


The School Education Minister MP, Director HRD&E (DoNER) and Additional Sec. School Education Dept participated in the Education World Forum.


Mr. Alan Gemmell OBE, Director, British Council India, said, “this was our biannual third UK-India Education Week, offering an excellent opportunity for representatives of India-based organisations and institutions to network and share their experience and knowledge with potential partners in the UK. We were delighted to launch our new publication together with Central Square Foundation. This collection of case studies represents a fascinating overview of the work that is being undertaken across India to improve both access to and the quality of education. The stories illustrate a range of innovative uses of both hardware and digital content. We hope that by helping to share these stories, others will be inspired to experiment, adopting and adapting the ideas, to help realise our shared vision of high-quality education for all.”


Teaching and technology: case studies from India

Edited by Dr Gary Motteram, University of Manchester

Jointly published by British Council India and Central Square Foundation (www.centralsquarefoundation.org), this collection of case studies illustrates teachers and organisations using technology in innovative ways in schools and classrooms across India.

An open call for case studies was advertised through our respective networks, with over 400 submissions received. Following a process of review and coding against the emergent themes, the publication team identified 22 stories that they believed demonstrated the range of hardware and software being used to improve learning for students and for teachers’ professional development across India. The case studies show teachers using virtual reality, video conferencing, WhatsApp groups and other technologies with ideas for how other teachers might replicate their innovations. By highlighting this good practice, we aim to inspire future action by others to experiment in similar contexts.

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UPES announces scholarships and teaching assistantship of upto INR 3.53 crore for meritorious students


 
New Delhi, December 15, 2016: UPES today announced that it will award a total of 590 scholarships worth INR 3.53 crore to deserving students for academic year 2017-18. This year the university is awarding scholarships worth INR 1.53 crore more compared to last academic year and has included new programs like B.Design, B.Planning and MBA.

UPES announces scholarships and teaching assistantship of upto INR 3.53 crore for meritorious students


There are also special scholarships for Uttarakhand Domicile students and UPES will award scholarships to 150 toppers from Uttarakhand Board as per the eligibility criteria.

Apart from scholarships to under-graduate students, UPES is also offering teaching assistantship to students planning to pursue one of the three post-graduate courses- M.Tech, M.Plan and M.Design. Eligible students from these courses can earn a monthly assistantship by doing teaching and research related work at the campus for few hours every week.

Admissions for 2017 are now open at UPES and for more details on program-wise scholarships and eligibility criteria, visit http://www.upes.ac.in/scholarship


About UPES: 

University of Petroleum and Energy Studies (UPES) was established in the year 2003 through UPES Act, 2003 of the State Legislature of Uttarakhand. UPES is recognized by University Grants Commission (UGC) under Section 2(f) of the UGC Act, 1956 and accredited by National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC).UPES offers 79 graduate and post graduate courses in the high-growth sectors like oil and gas, power, infrastructure, information technology, transportation, electronics, high technology, design, business, planning and architecture, public policy, legal studies and more. BBA, MBA, B Tech, M Tech, B Des, M Des, LLB, LLM, B Plan, M Plan, MA and many more are offered under these schools and colleges. Because of its multi disciplinary courses, UPES graduates are a preferred choice for the companies. UPES has maintained a consistent placement track record of 85% placements year on year. This demonstrates UPES’ commitment, quality of students, and the holistic approach of its dedicated faculty. UPES is a QS rated university with 5 Stars for both Employability (placements) and campus facilities and 4 Stars for Teaching.
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First in Math Online (FIM): The programme that is revolutionizing mathematics education in the USA, now comes to India


December 5, 2015,  14.30 PM IST || Pocket News Alert

Delhi, 5th December, 2015:  The First in Math Online Programme (FIM) created by Robert Sun, Chairman & CEO, Suntex International is used by more than 10 million students in the USA.  FIM is a standard aligned programme that utilizes digital gaming to facilitate deep practice among students upto Grade 8.  Math proficiency scores of students have seen a significant increase after implementation of FIM in schools.

They are used as innovative tools that are teaching a new generation of students to become critical thinkers and problem solvers.

“I wanted to demonstrate that mathematics can be powerful, engaging and fascinating.  The essence of math is patterns.  What is important in mathematics is not what a number ‘means’ but how it can connect with other numbers.  Get good at math and you will have the skills to understand how our universe works.  The power of math transcends cultures and I believe it is imperative that we teach our youth skills that are universal”, Sun explains.

Provide the path to Math mastery
By fueling the thirst for knowledge through comprehensive content in an engaging format.  Students become immersed in a progression-based, interactive environment where new skills are acquired and improvement is continually recognized. In sports, kids take ownership of the practice necessary to improve, often with little adult direction. First In Math (FIM) facilitates this same response where students are eager to practice mathematics.

Teachers love that FIM ignites a passion for excellence.
First In Math online provides immediate feedback so practice is meaningful and engaging. Through its Deep Practice techniques, skills that might take months of conventional practice can be mastered in a matter of days. Improvement is self-directed and new habits replace old, unproductive habits—driving success in every academic area. Significant results can be achieved in minutes a day.

First In Math online inspires teamwork and collaboration

A friendly competition component helps students become motivated and energized to sustain accelerated effort over time. Students forge a bond at the classroom level, help one another, and become better critical thinkers. FIM is available 24/7, from school or home.

Critical preparation for Algebra, upto Class 8.

Fluency with rational numbers and skill in manipulating rational expressions are the foundation for Algebra I and II. FIM modules are designed to reinforce mastery of basic facts, decimals, fractions, integers, exponents, variables and order of operations. Many FIM games introduce principles of Algebra, even at the Class 1 and 2 levels. Early introduction of these concepts leads to enthusiasm and algebra readiness.


Parents love First In Math online too.

Parents are delighted to see their children build a solid foundation in mathematics. When a child solves a predetermined number of math problems, FIM automatically generates an additional Family User ID! Family members can learn and refresh skills as they work alongside their child toward higher levels of maths achievement.

Deep Practice
Activities on the First In Math® site employ Deep Practice techniques to rapidly increase computation, problem solving, critical thinking and other essential math skills. Deep Practice is much more powerful than normal practice. Skills that may take months of regular practice can be mastered in a matter of weeks, or even days, using Deep Practice techniques. Research shows that up to 90% of what students are taught in school is forgotten after 30 days. The 10% that is retained occurs from active learning-through Deep Practice.

Deep Practice consists of stopping when an error occurs, practicing that one skill until it is perfected, then continuing. Students learn by repeating, reassessing and "fixing" their skills in the process of learning them, with immediate feedback and error-correction.

Scientific research shows that this type of learning causes myelin, a neural insulation, to grow and thicken around axons, which connect the brain's neurons to each other. Increased myelin makes the information signal that passes through the neural network faster, stronger, and longer lasting. The result is quicker thinking, and better retention.

Engage their minds-win their hearts
Why don't children like to practice math? In reality, it is because they do not receive immediate feedback. In sports, when we swing a bat and miss the ball, the feedback through our senses is immediate. When solving mathematics problems there is no built-in feedback, and no opportunity for active learning. Math can quickly become a meaningless, boring undertaking.

First In Math's game-style activities provide immediate feedback, to ensure that students engage in the amount of Deep Practice necessary for skill retention. In a scientific study, 72% of students using FIM agreed with the statement "math lessons are fun." Teachers also overwhelmingly agreed that students enjoyed the programme and sought out time to use the FIM website.

First in Math Online mathematics programme was invented by Robert Sun, a well known inventor, engineer and entrepreneur and his company, Suntex International is committed to furthering mathematics education by helping students develop maths skills that will sustain them for a lifetime.

First in Math Online has been brought to India by First In Math India Pvt. Ltd. and schools interested in the programme may contact Ms. Monica Patel, CEO, First In Math India Pvt. Ltd. at monica@24game.com
First in Math Online (FIM): The programme that is revolutionizing mathematics education in the USA, now comes to India

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