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Understanding the IQ vs. EQ Debate - Part 1

Understanding the IQ vs. EQ Debate – Part 1
Posted on: January 18, 2019

I am sharing here, Kendra Cherry’s thoughts on which is more important, Intelligence Quotient (IQ) or Emotional Quotient (EQ)? Are book-smarts better than street-smarts or is it vice versa? Proponents of the so-called book-smarts might suggest that it is our IQ that plays a critical role in determining how well people fare in life…

Helpline for Students facing Loneliness Outside of Home - Part 1

Helpline for Students facing Loneliness Outside of Home – Part 1
Posted on: January 11, 2019

The best way to combat loneliness is to get involved. Loneliness is fast becoming a point of concern among people in all areas of indulgence and distractions. Just about anyone can feel lonely. It is not an easy experience to weather and students, especially, feel uncomfortable sharing these feelings…

A Teacher's Tips for Classroom Management - Part 2

A Teacher’s Tips for Classroom Management – Part 2
Posted on: January 4, 2019

Next one is named Three Strikes. Each student is given three index cards at the start of the week. The blank side of the cards have their names printed in large letters. If a student disrupts or breaks a rule, we instruct the student to write the date and the disruptive behavior on the lined side of the card…

A Teacher's Tips for Classroom Management - Part 1

A Teacher’s Tips for Classroom Management – Part 1
Posted on: December 29, 2018

Sally McCombs, a teacher in a school in North Carolina shares a special experience that I wish to quote here: “There was a student who was driving me crazy. He was arrogant and disruptive, but my good friend – who also taught him – had no trouble with him…

Understanding Writing Readiness in Kindergarten - Part 2

Understanding Writing Readiness in Kindergarten – Part 2
Posted on: December 22, 2018

If a child has problems with writing readiness skills, they might have an awkward way of grasping the pencil. They may have lack of control over the pencil while drawing, coloring, or writing. They may tend to use the whole hand to manipulate objects rather than just a few fingers…

Using Bad Words: A Child's Nature or Nurtured? - Part 2

Using Bad Words: A Child’s Nature or Nurtured? – Part 2
Posted on: December 14, 2018

Remembering Dr. Mina’s words would be truly worthwhile. But again, there could be another genuine doubt raised by the parent community: “What if my child doesn’t listen to me?”

Understanding Writing Readiness in Kindergarten – Part 1

Understanding Writing Readiness in Kindergarten – Part 1
Posted on: December 8, 2018

Writing readiness is nothing but pre-writing skills. And what is pre-writing skills?
They are the basic skills children need to develop before they are going to confront writing. These skills help develop the child’s ability to trace, write, draw, copy, and colour…

Using Bad Words: A Child's Nature or Nurtured? - Part 1

Using Bad Words: A Child’s Nature or Nurtured? – Part 1
Posted on: November 30, 2018

Most children, when observed, are found to have an innate interest and ability to learn languages. But the process has a few pitfalls on the way! Children take time to learn to differentiate between good and bad words…

Ability Grouping among Students in School - Part 2

Ability Grouping among Students in School – Part 2
Posted on: November 23, 2018

What is good about ability grouping? Typically, students in smaller groups will get more individual attention than they would in a large classroom setting. With each student working on similar skills, individual students may feel less intimidating about participating in the discussion and sharing their work with others in the group…

Remedial Classes in Schools: An Overview - Part 2

Remedial Classes in Schools: An Overview – Part 2
Posted on: November 16, 2018

Remedial classes are very useful to help children attain this reading proficiency by class III. These classes will help close the gap, if any. Schools generally adopt certain systems to support students who are struggling…

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